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Lottery winnings help make Mother’s Day special for Gloucester Point woman

Barbara Vaughan will be celebrating something extra special this Sunday, Mother’s Day. Her children have all pitched in to build her a new home on the lot she has lived on at Gloucester Point for over 50 years.

Her son Jimmy Lewis, who won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle back in January, divided up a portion of his earnings amongst his four siblings and they turned around and came up with the money to build a new home for their mother.

The original home was built in 1964 on West Lane by Lewis’s father, who was killed in a hunting accident when Jimmy was just six years old.

“Mom raised four of us in that house,” Jimmy said. She eventually remarried and had another child, making it a family of seven living in the 570-square-foot house.

The original house had two bedrooms and one bath. “There were bunkbeds everywhere,” Jimmy said. “We were a pretty tight-knit family,” he joked.

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