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Out of a job, grateful grandma wins free rent for a year

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HARLEM, N.Y. (PIX11) -- It was an emotional Friday for a lucky PIX11 viewer who won free rent for a year, a surprise she says answered her prayers.

“We’re gonna have a good Thanksgiving,” Sandra Farmer said through tears inside her Harlem apartment.

A social worker, Farmer said she’s been out of a job and her son has been working to help pay the rent. This $18,000 prize is exactly what they needed -- and it came at the perfect time.

With the burden of rent off their shoulders, Farmer said she and her family will have a happy Thanksgiving and her grandson will have a great Christmas.

She and her son credited faith for their perseverance.

“Just to see things go right for a change…” Andre Farmer said. “The man upstairs makes all things possible.”

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