Sylvester man wins $400,000+ in lottery
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 19:36:38 GMT —
A Sylvester man is having a very good week. His only problem is how to spend all the money he won in the lottery.
"You dream it's going to happen, you don't think it does, but you dream it does," said Brian Crawley
Crawley plays the Fantasy Five every day.
"Every once in a while, I'll hit ten dollars or I'll hit $100," said Crawley.
But on Thursday the fantasy became a reality Crawley hit the jackpot winning more than $400,000 dollars.
"The numbers th,at hit were 1, 7, 14, 20 and 32. The seven and the 14 is me and my wife's wedding anniversary, which was yesterday the day I won. The one and the 20 is her birthday and the 32 is for my birthday," said Crawley.
Crawley bought the ticket at the corner store he's visited every morning for the past six years before heading to work.
"So I reached and grabbed the ticket and I checked it and said oh my god he's got all the numbers, and he just grabs me and picks me up a whirls me in the air," said Cherita Newell who works at the Shiba Grocery Store.
"When I put her down I ran outside around these gas pumps screaming with my ticket in my hand and she was right behind me," said Crawley.
His first order of business was cashing the check and getting his dream car.
"They gave me my check, then I went straight to the bank and straight to the car lot and bought me a truck and paid cash for it," said Crawley.
As for the rest of the money he already has a plan for what he's going to do with it.
"It's the best feeling in the world, but it's probably more than that, I really couldn't explain it, but what's really going to be even better is when it take the rest of this money and I pay off both of my houses and the rest of the money is going to go in the bank for my kids," said Crawley.
Brian says he and his wife will both be back to work next week. He also says he plans to donate some of the money to a children's hospital in Atlanta. He says he plans to keep playing the lottery.