Massachusetts woman uses lottery winnings to help homeless man - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Massachusetts woman uses lottery winnings to help homeless man

Glenn Williams Glenn Williams
(WVUE/CNN) -


  A Massachusetts woman used her scratch-off Lottery winnings to help a homeless man on the side of the road.
 Sofia Andrade won $200 from a $2 scratch off ticket.


 During her drive home she saw Glenn Williams, a homeless panhandling at a stop sign, in the bitter winter cold.
Instead of giving him change, she decided to drove him to a nearby coffee shop for a cup of coffee.
But she didn't stop there, after Williams told her the shelters had no beds available, Andrade put Williams up in a motel for the night.


 "I knew that the money never really belonged to me, that this money was meant to help him." said 
Sofia Andrade.


"It's emotional." Glenn Williams said as he wiped tears away, over-joyed by her generosity,
"I couldn't believe there's somebody like her. She deserves a lot of the credit for where I am right now."

 Andrade posted her experience on her Facebook page. When her story went viral, donations for Williams came pouring in. She also setup a go-fund-me account in Williams' name to help him get back on his feet.
 So far it raised over $11,000.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • FOX 8 Defenders: Nuisance pool in Lakeview remains black, stagnant

    At the longtime nuisance property on Vicksburg, the swimming pool water remains black and stagnant. (FOX 8 Photo)At the longtime nuisance property on Vicksburg, the swimming pool water remains black and stagnant. (FOX 8 Photo)

    Months after a FOX 8 Defenders report exposed some of the worst repeat blight offenders in one neighborhood, there is some progress.  However, neighbors worry one nuisance property remains a disturbing health and safety hazard.  

    more>>

    Months after a FOX 8 Defenders report exposed some of the worst repeat blight offenders in one neighborhood, there is some progress.  However, neighbors worry one nuisance property remains a disturbing health and safety hazard.  

    more>>
  • NOLA-based flag football team wins $1M game

    NOLA-based flag football team wins $1M game

    Team Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFLTeam Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFL
    Team Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFLTeam Fighting Cancer won a $1M payday in Houston. Source: AFFL
    A New Orleans-based flag football team won a $1M game against a team made up of former NFL players. Team Fighting Cancer won the American Flag Football League (AFFL) championship over Godspeed, 26-6. The Cajun Kings are #AFFL Champs ?????? #flagfootball pic.twitter.com/yAmfetoNXu — American Flag Football League (@FlagFootball) July 20, 2018 Fighting Cancer's Darrell "Housh" Doucette threw two touchdowns in the contest. Godspeed's roster was littered with former...more>>
    A New Orleans-based flag football team won a $1M game against a team made up of former NFL players. Team Fighting Cancer won the American Flag Football League (AFFL) championship over Godspeed, 26-6. The Cajun Kings are #AFFL Champs ?????? #flagfootball pic.twitter.com/yAmfetoNXu — American Flag Football League (@FlagFootball) July 20, 2018 Fighting Cancer's Darrell "Housh" Doucette threw two touchdowns in the contest. Godspeed's roster was littered with former...more>>
  • Lafayette Academy enrollment to be split due to asbestos contamination

    Lafayette Academy enrollment to be split due to asbestos contamination

    Students across southeast Louisiana begin summer break. (FOX 8 File)Students across southeast Louisiana begin summer break. (FOX 8 File)

    It was standing room only at the Orleans Parish School Board meeting Thursday, with close to two dozen parents turning out to tell officials their thoughts on asbestos contamination at an Orleans Parish Charter School.

    more>>

    It was standing room only at the Orleans Parish School Board meeting Thursday, with close to two dozen parents turning out to tell officials their thoughts on asbestos contamination at an Orleans Parish Charter School.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly