United Way draws winner's name for cruise trip

United Way draws winner's name for cruise trip
raffle winner
raffle winner

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One lucky winner will soon be taking a four day Western Caribbean cruise.

United Way of South Mississippi raffled the trip for those who bought early-bird tickets in the 'Home Sweet Home' Raffle.

"If you purchased your ticket for our Home Sweet Home Raffle within the first two weeks of ticket sales, you were qualified into the drawing," said Staci Cox, director of marketing and communications.

Tuesday afternoon, the group pulled the winners name from the bowl of contestants.

"Brandon Ball, of Petal, was our winner," Cox said. "We called him yesterday, and he's super excited."

Ball said he currently isn't sure who he wants to take the trip with, but is happy he won while contributing to United Way.

"It's amazing; I never thought I'd be the one to win it," said Ball. "Everybody says they don't have a chance when they entered the contest, but I'm proof that you do have a chance."

United Way has several other drawings for gift cards and prizes before the primary drawing for the home on June 29.

Tickets can be purchased from the United Way office or their website until June 21.