United Way of Southeast MS announces $100K winner

United Way of Southeast MS announces $100K winner

PINE BELT (WDAM) - The United Way of Southeast Mississippi announced its $100,000 winner Tuesday evening.

Cheri Benoit of Petal was the one lucky winner with ticket number 3249.

Benoit said she plans to take a vacation and buy a new home with her winnings.

This is first year the United Way of Southeast Mississippi gave away money.

In past years, winners could choose between winning money or a house. 
The money raised from ticket sales will be used to benefit the non-profit, which works with 19 different service partners within Forrest, Lamar, Perry and Marion counties.