Before last week, Krystal Huerta-Galindo considered playing the Lottery "a waste of money". Now she has half a million reasons to change his mind.
The college student Moncks corner is $ 500,000 richer after purchasing a ticket, scratch and win $ 10 Saturday during a visit to Savannah.Krystal Huerta-Galindo won $ 500,000.00 playing a lottery game scratch Georgia.
Buy a new car, helping family members and make a donation to a local animal shelter are his immediate plans.
Huerta-Galindo, 26, has won the first prize of the lottery of instant wealth Georgia real game. Was in the savanna to see the mother, a truck driver, that there was in a local assignment. They had played the lottery sporadically and decided to buy a pair of tickets. At the last minute that have optati for a $ 10 to try.
"It was just kind of an afterthought," he said. ?The last minute, I said, ' why don't we try that one? "
Within 18-Wheeler of his mom, scratched out selections and came up a winner.
?Just didn't really believe that, "he said, adding that the clerk gave her mom a hug.
Monday, the couple drove to Atlanta, collecting winnings, and put it immediately in the Bank.
Beyond make some purchases, Huerta-Galindo does not intend to change his life. A graduate of Berkeley High School 2003
working in a medical Office billing in North Charleston taking classes to a paralegal certificate Trident Technical College. The road comes law school.
Help an animal shelter, was an easy choice. She describes herself as an animal lover, and has a chihuahua 3-year-old named Chiquita.
"I am thrilled with her," said the mother, Charlene Horsley. ?She is going to be able to do some things for herself that I always wanted ".
Huerta-Galindo said she hasn't written off play the lottery again.
' Not all the time, but will be. '
Reach Schuyler Kropf at 937-5551.