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A Kentucky woman battling multiple sclerosis, and her husband, who is in a wheelchair, won a lottery jackpot yesterday.

Shirley and Rudolph Yearby's lone winning ticket will net them nearly $11 million after tax.

“Donate some money to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, that's for what I have, and then also to the Kidney Foundation for my husband. He's been waiting for kidney for five years.”

They have no lofty goals. They will stay in their Okolona home. Shirley says MS is starting to take its toll and she's hoping a cure can be found.

Rudolph was recently turned down by the Veterans Association for help in buying a wheelchair. Now he can buy a new one on his own.

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December 18, 2003 in people | Permalink