Lottery ticket saves Pawleys Island home

A Pawleys Island man told lottery officials that winning $200,000 this week saved his home from foreclosure, according to a news release from the S.C. Education Lottery.

John Davis won the money playing Palmetto Cash 5 and said he was $2 away from foreclosure and faced a hearing this week about his home, according to the release.

"Financially, it has been a tough year for me," said Davis, a father of two children. "It has been a huge financial struggle for me, and this win will get me back on my feet."

Davis purchased the ticket for Tuesday's drawing and matched five numbers in it. He added $1 to his purchase to Power-Up, which multiplied his winnings by 2 to $200,000.

Davis screamed when he checked his ticket Wednesday morning while at work at the Ford dealership in Pawleys Island, according to the release.

"I'm having a good day," he said when he redeemed his ticket at the Charleston Claims Center. "I went to church on Sunday, and I asked God for some help."

Davis said he purchased a quick pick ticket for the drawing because his 3-year-old daughter was hungry and he didn't take the time to pick his own numbers.

The Scotchman No. 124 in Garden City Beach sold the winning ticket and received $2,000, according to the release.