Though she just bought a new car a couple of weeks ago, Doris Johnson of Bartow was happy to win a new Camaro on Christmas Eve.
The car was the first prize in the annual Motivating Youth Foundation charity raffle.
Johnson, a secretary at Johnson State Prison, said she had forgotten she had bought a ticket for the raffle by the time Roger Jackson, the head of the foundation, called her to tell her shed won.
I thought someone was playing a joke on me, she said, a very good joke.
Jackson said proceeds from the raffle dont go to the operating funds of the Motivating Youth after-school program but instead go to funding the college scholarships administered by the local chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Jackson said that program has funded about 38 scholarships in three years.
About 15 more scholarships will flow from the 2013 raffle, which raised more than $23,000 through the $20 tickets.