Million Dollar Lottery Winner Dies of Cancer Only Three Weeks After He Could Afford Healthcare | 22 Words

Million Dollar Lottery Winner Dies of Cancer Only Three Weeks After He Could Afford Healthcare

By Megan Burgess

Donald Savastano was a hardworking American carpenter whose luck showed up a day late and a dollar short. Unable to afford health insurance, it took winning one million dollars in the New York State Lottery for Savastano to afford a visit to the doctor's office. Unfortunately, it was too late. Donald Savastano passed away from stage 4 cancer 23 days after claiming his lottery winnings. His tragic story gives a name and face to the millions of Americans whose dreams and lives are cut short by a broken healthcare system.

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