LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Christmas came early for one lucky East Texas woman. Ila Rankin of Lufkin won a brand new 2015 Scion TC Tuesday thanks to Loving Toyota.
Rankin was the winner of the Harolds House raffle. The raffle started back in October. Thanks to the generosity of the community the non-profit organization, which helps sexual abuse children, were able to exceed their goal and raise roughly $ 27,000 in the raffle.
"Our goal was $21,000," said Deanna Wallace with Harolds House. "We would like to thank the community for their support and Mr. Loving for donating the car."
This is the first year Harolds House has raffled off a car. Rankin said she can't believe she was the winner of the raffle.
"It's just wonderful and such a great feeling," said Rankin.
Rankin ticket was given to her as a present.
"I appreciate my friend for buying the tickets and now she is going to buy my lotto tickets," Rankin said.
Rita Seamans bought the winning ticket and said she is glad that her friend won.
"It's about time someone at the table won something," said Seamans.
The best friends of five years are thinking about celebrating with a trip to Las Vegas.