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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Deadline for using payroll deduction to buy a raffle ticket is coming up Jan. 17

The last day to use payroll deduction to buy a Spirit Gala Raffle ticket is Jan. 17. It’s not too late to get your ticket for a chance at a new car or cash prizes!

Tickets are $50 apiece and support Niswonger Children’s Hospital, with the raffle grand prize winner receiving a new car from Champion Chevrolet Cadillac. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced at the Spirit Gala on Jan. 27 at The Venue at the King’s Centre. You do not have to be present to win.

Only 4,000 tickets can be sold, and winners each of the last three years were Mountain States team members who got a surprise phone call at home on the night of the gala. Last year it was Terri McLemore, pre-visit coordination representative.

Like all the past winners, Terri didn't think she would actually win but thought it was a worthy cause.

“I kept putting it off and putting it off,” Terri said about purchasing a ticket, “and then I realized the gala was just a few days away, and I’d better get on it. I only bought one ticket and didn’t think I even stood a chance of winning a car. I just knew buying that ticket was donating to a good cause.”

The winner will get to choose one of three cars: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado Double Cab 2WD, 2018 Cadillac ATS or 2018 Chevrolet Traverse FWD. There are also cash prizes for the first, second and third runners-up of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively, to be drawn after the grand prize.

To buy a ticket using payroll deduction, go to our Pulse page under "In the Spotlight" to "Spirit Gala Car Raffle Tickets On Sale." For more information, visit