Grandfather on disability wins free rent for a year from PIX11

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GLEN COVE, N.Y. (PIX11) – An unemployed New Yorker was gifted a huge relief Friday: free rent for an entire year.

Arthur Jones, of Glen Cove, became PIX11’s third Home Free Friday winner, getting $18,000.

A grandfather of three, Jones said he’s unemployed and disabled, so the news is major.

“Thank God almighty that we got this,” Jones said.

His wife of 15 years, Dorothy, agreed: “We needed this.”

Now that he doesn’t have to pay rent for a full year, Jones said he’ll donate some money to charity and his church, help struggling family members and go on vacation.

Jones credited his wife with waking him up every morning to text PIX11’s secret code word and enter to win.

Dorothy, who lives with AIDS, recently celebrated her birthday — a milestone that doctors said she may never see.

PIX11 will give one more lucky viewer free rent and mortgage for a year.

For your chance to win, just watch the PIX11 Morning News between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. ET every Monday through Thursday and listen for that day’s keyword. Once you have the keyword, text it to 77944.

You can also enter the daily keyword online, here.

Read the complete list of official contest rules, here.

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Arthur Jones, of Glen Cove, is surprised with a huge for $18,000 to cover his rent or mortgage for a year on May 16, 2014. (Photo: PIX11)


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