Lottery Saves Home
South Carolina auto mechanic facing foreclosure hits the lottery just in time.
South Carolina mechanic John Davis came to work last week with $6 in his checking account and the fear of losing his home. Now, thanks to a winning lotto ticket and what he calls divine intervention, he's back on his feet.
It's just another day in the shop for mechanic John Davis. But there's something about his bank account that's anything but ordinary. It started with a normal stop off to play the lotto after picking up his three-year-old daughter from school.
John Davis says "she was hungry she wanted chicken nuggets and fries and normally I play a certain number and I didn't have time to write it out so I said i'll just take a quick pick powered up."
At work the next day, he huddled with his coworkers as the numbers were called. He'd matched all five!
John says "took my breath away. A few of the people at work came over and I said am I seeing things? They said no you won the lottery."
And it couldn't have come at a better time. Just a day before Davis would see a judge to start the foreclosure process on his house.
John says "I went to church sunday with my daughter, both my daughters and I knew I had the hearing Wednesday for the foreclosure and I just please you know throw me a bone."
He did get that bone and it's worth $200,000. Co-workers say they can't think of anyone who deserves the money more. Employees at Tidelands Ford are crossing their fingers some of that luck will rub off.
Co-worker Billy Maybank says "we're hoping it does you know, so gotta be in it to win it. We'll keep trying. Maybe lightning will hit twice in the same place."
For Davis he just wants his girls, 3 and 15, to have a better life. Davis says after paying off all his creditors, he's just happy to know that his girls will go to college.