Gina Short was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago and said she couldn't believe she'd actually won the grand prize in the first Ultimate Millions second-chance drawing.
"If you would have told me, in a million years I still wouldn't have believed you," Short told lottery officials. "I would have said, 'No you've got the wrong girl,' because that's what I said to them when they told me I had cancer, 'No you've got the wrong girl.'"
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She said winning the prize feels like a second chance because of her cancer diagnosis.
Lottery officials say she took the lump sum payment of $415,500 after taxes.
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