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      Lottery saves Pawley's Island home

      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.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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