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$200 scratch lotto winnings lead woman to help homeless man

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WAREHAM, Mass. — 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.

“I knew that the money never really belonged to me,” Andrade told WCVB-TV. “This money was meant to help him.”

Williams has been homeless for three years. He says he’s overwhelmed by the help and can’t believe someone like Andrade exists.