PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- A Pawleys Island man says winning $200,000 in the South Carolina Education Lottery has saved his home.
John Davis says he went to a hearing on Monday about the possibility of losing his home to foreclosure.
Tuesday he let the computer pick his numbers for the Palmetto Cash 5 drawing at a gasoline station in Surfside Beach, adding a dollar to increase his winnings in case he got a winning ticket.
Wednesday, Davis discovered he had won.
The single father of two girls says he's had a tough year, financially. Davis says he had just $6 in his bank account when he won. He works at a car dealership and says he plays the lottery almost every day.
Davis says he plans to pay off most of his debt and will take a cruise with his daughters when the weather warms up.
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