When people win the lottery, they often talk about all the cool things they will do with the money - Buy a house, buy a car, take a vacation... But not Bridgette Allen. Nope, she just wants to turn the lights back on.
Bridgette and her husband, Lamont, had been having some financial difficulties lately. Lamont lost his job. They got to the point where they couldn't even afford to pay the electrical bills. So they had to shut it off. Ditto for the phone bill. To top it all off, Bridgette also recently adopted her nephew's two young kids because he couldn't properly care for them. In the financial situation that Bridgette and Lamont were in, I'd think that they probably shouldn't have taken on this kind of responsibility, but good for them for doing so - It shows that they're good people.
Then Bridgette Allen won the lottery. She won $100,000 in Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game. What a relief that was; that money was badly needed. Bridgette and Lamont were then able to get their phone and electricity back. Bridgette Allen finally Turned The Lights Back On!
I can't even imagine not having electricity in the house. Electricity is an essential need these days, but we really do take it for granted. You don't really know what you have until it's gone.