Things were looking down for Kory McFadden at the beginning of the year, as the world discovered that his girlfriend had been sitting on the toilet for the past two years – so long that she'd become physically stuck to the seat.
But now things have improved, as the 37-year-old Kansan has won £20,000 on his state lottery – for the second time this year.
The toilet issue came to light in February, when McFadden called authorities to report that his girlfriend, Pam Babcock, had been in the bathroom for two years.
Officials found her physically attached to the lavatory seat, which had become stuck to open sores on her body. The toilet seat was only removed once she was taken to hospital.
In July, McFadden was given six months probation after pleading no contest to charges of misdemeanor mistreatment of a dependent adult.
But on Monday, McFadden won the Kansas state lottery in Great Bend – the second time this year that he's won it.