Truck Roars to Life for Giveaway Winner
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Paul Wathen of Hastings

August 27, 2012 – In front of a large crowd, 15 semifinalists in the Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway gathered on August 26 at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island to find out who would drive away with a 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck and a tailgate grill package.

After a series of elimination rounds, two finalists remained in the giveaway drawing. Paul Wathen of Hastings and Wayne Bockman of Grand Island took turns selecting keys from a covered container. Only one of the six keys in the container would start the Ford F-150. Wathen and Bockman each made an attempt to start the truck, but the truck remained silent. After drawing another key, Wathen attempted to start the truck again. With a roar the F-150 started, surprising both the crowd and the truck’s new owner.

The Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway allowed players to send in ten dollars worth of non-winning $2 Scratch tickets for the chance to win a 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck and a tailgate grill package. Three preliminary drawings were held in June, July, and August to select 15 semifinalists who competed in the final Truck$ & Buck$ Second-Chance Giveaway Grand Prize contest on Sunday, August 26, 2012, during the Nebraska State Fair.

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

  • Randall Redding of Fremont;
  • John Sutej of Omaha;
  • Paul Wathen of Hastings;
  • Daniel Rasmussen of Omaha;
  • Dan Petska of Ord;
  • Beverly Fitzsimmons of Dannebrog;
  • Wayne Bockman of Grand Island;
  • John Baden of Seward;
  • Ivan Durham of Hershey;
  • Matt Carlson of Fremont;
  • Ronald Boroff of Fremont;
  • Tammy Sell of Hastings;
  • Abe Lineberry of Lincoln;
  • Diane Bell of Aurora; and
  • Matthew Ortega of Grand Island.

Wathen, the Grand Prize winner, received a 2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCrew Flex Fuel truck with a tailgate grill package, and a $100 gift card from the Nebraska Ethanol Board. The truck prize is valued at $47,000, which 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:

  • Matthew Ortega of Grand Island;
  • John Baden of Seward;
  • Daniel Rasmussen of Omaha;
  • Ivan Durham of Hershey; and
  • Wayne Bockman of Grand Island.

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.


Published on 08/27/2012