A Pittsylvania County man is $50,000 richer, after winning a national radio contest.
Stephen Johnson of Gretna won the grand prize in the "John Boy and Billy Money" contest.
The John Boy and Billy Big Show is a national radio show that airs weekday mornings on 96.3 WROV.
Johnson competed against listeners all over the United States, by sending text messages at a certain time. He plans to use his winnings to pay off old bills.
"When the economy was so bad, I had to dip into savings to keep going there for a while," said Johnson. "I plan to spend it wisely. I don't plan on squandering it."
Managers at WROV say Johnson's $50,000 prize is one of the largest ever given out by a radio station in the Roanoke-Lynchburg area.