$2 South Carolina lottery ticket saves family’s homeFriday January 14th 2011
A family who feared having their home repossessed can now stay put after winning $200,000 on the South Carolina lottery. John Davis, a resident of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, was potentially within days of losing his home when he stopped at a Scotchman convenience store on Tuesday to buy lottery tickets. As his 3-year-old daughter was hungry, Mr Davis didn’t waste time picking his usual numbers and instead went for the quick pick option which randomly chose a set of numbers for the state’s Palmetto Cash 5 lottery game.
The single father of two was due to attend a hearing this week to discover whether he’d be forced to leave his home, but after scooping a $200,000 prize he won’t have to worry about meeting any mortgage payments for a while.
Mr Davis told lottery officials: “Financially, it has been a tough year for me. It has been a huge financial struggle, and this win will get me back on my feet.”
Staff at the Scotchman store in Garden City are also sure to be smiling as they’ll get $2,000 just for selling a winning ticket.
Written by Peter Kirkham