Truck Giveaway Winner Holds the Key to New Tundra
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In front of a large crowd, 15 semifinalists in the Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway gathered on June 8 at Haymarket Park in Lincoln to find out who would drive away with a 2013 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior CrewMax 4x4 Flex Fuel truck.

After a series of elimination rounds, two finalists remained in the giveaway drawing. Sue Isaac of Kearney and a proxy representing Ken Liess of Alda took turns selecting keys from a covered container. Only one of the six keys in the container would unlock the Toyota Tundra. Isaac and the proxy contestant each made an attempt to open the truck without success. After drawing another key, Mr. Liess’ proxy attempted to unlock the truck again. With a cheer from the crowd, the door of the truck swung open, confirming that Liess was the Grand Prize winner.

The Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway allowed players to send in $10 worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets for a chance to win a 2013 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior CrewMax 4x4 Flex Fuel truck. Three preliminary drawings were held in March, April, and May to select 15 semifinalists who competed in the final Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway Grand Prize contest on Saturday, June 8, 2013, during the Lincoln Saltdogs home baseball game.

The 15 semifinalists who participated in the Grand Prize drawing were:

  • Kirk Busing of Ogallala;
  • Mark Heffner of Lincoln;
  • Symantha Casteel of Grand Island;
  • Randall Wyland of Bridgeport;
  • John Sutej of Omaha;
  • Ken Liess of Alda;
  • Alejandro Rico of Schuyler;
  • Amy Wendorff of North Platte;
  • Jeff Bures of Columbus;
  • Barb Bakhit of Omaha;
  • James Smutny of Madison;
  • Sue Isaac of Kearney;
  • John Demler of Omaha;
  • Michael Carman of Cook; and
  • Wesley Neff of Bellevue.

Liess, the Grand Prize winner, received a 2013 Toyota Tundra Rock Warrior CrewMax 4x4 Flex Fuel truck, and a $100 gift card from the Nebraska Ethanol Board. The truck prize includes a cash payment to the winner for costs associated with ownership, and state and federal withholding paid by the Nebraska Lottery.

Five second-tier winners received $1,000 cash:

  • Mark Heffner of Lincoln;
  • Symantha Casteel of Grand Island;
  • James Smutny of Madison;
  • John Sutej of Omaha; and
  • Sue Isaac of Kearney.

All semifinalists received a $100 E-10 gift card from the Nebraska Ethanol Board and a prize package with products from the Nebraska Lottery and Ethanol-Enriched Fuel.