Timing is Everything for Washington County Man

$10,000 Mega Millions Win Buys Family Time

Jerry Chafin - Mega MillionsWhen everything around you is going wrong and all seems lost, sometimes a ray of light – or in this case luck – breaks through the clouds.  Such was the case for Jerry Chafin, a Williamsport man whose family has been dealing with serious financial hardship recently.

“I’ve been laid-off one week a month for a long time now,” Jerry told Lottery officials, “Our savings are pretty much gone but the bills keep coming.”  Jerry, a manager for a manufacturing firm, has put off retirement and even considered selling the home in which he and his wife Betty have raised five children.

The Chafins play Mega Millions every week because they enjoy dreaming about what they might do with millions of dollars.  Jerry checked Friday’s winning numbers and had to look again, sure he’d read them incorrectly.  He had Betty look and because neither believed their eyes, they drove to their local Lottery retailer to have them look.  When all was said and done, everyone agreed:  they’d won $10,000.

“The check I have here in my hand is within $75 of what we owe through next month,” he told us, still not really seeming to believe it.  “I’m not a religious man, but the timing of this for my family is hard to ignore.”

Jerry bought his lucky Mega Millions ticket from Castle’s Liquors, 12 Milestone Terrace in Williamsport.

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