Winner announced in CBS Atlanta mortgage contest - CBS46 News

Winner announced in CBS Atlanta mortgage contest

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CBS Atlanta's Pay Your Rent or Mortgage Contest is over, and we have a winner!

Teresa Carrington of Smyrna won the contest by random draw.

She was one of thousands of people who liked us on Facebook and entered for a chance to win.

Carrington was watching CBS Atlanta News one morning when she learned the station was going to pay someone's rent or mortgage for a year.

She headed to our Facebook page, entered, and crossed her fingers.

"I heard about it a week before November 15, and when I entered I thought, 'Wow, I barely made it,'" said Carrington.

She did more than make it, she won!

We told Carrington she was a finalist and set up an interview. When her documents were verified and the camera was rolling, we broke the news.

"Are you serious?" asked Carrington. "I am tearing up, I am so surprised. I am. I am. What a blessing."

Carrington has eight brothers and sisters, and more than 25 nieces and nephews.

She is looking forward to sharing the news with all of them this Thanksgiving.

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