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$200 scratch lotto winnings lead woman to help homeless man

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Posted at 10:21 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 22:27:35-05
WAREHAM, Mass. (AP) — Good fortune and a chance meeting have led a Massachusetts woman to change a homeless stranger's life.
 
Sofia Andrade had just won $200 on a scratch lottery ticket when she saw Glenn Williams panhandling Saturday evening near a stop sign in New Bedford.
 
Andrade decided to use her winnings to get Williams a motel room near her Wareham home. She also started a GoFundMe page, which had raised $12,000 for Williams' long-term care by Tuesday evening.
 
Andrade tells WCVB-TV she believes the money she won was "meant to help" Williams.
 
Williams has been homeless for three years. He says he's overwhelmed by the help and can't believe someone like Andrade exists.