Maybe there’s something in the water.
On Thursday, Jason Mills became the second Bowling Green resident to win a Corvette through recent National Corvette Museum raffles.
Mills’ lucky ticket No. 82, which was drawn at 2 p.m. Thursday, proved to be the winner for a 2013 60th Anniversary 427 Convertible Corvette.
Since he lives so close, he didn’t let any grass grow under his feet, getting to the Museum that same day to see his new car and start the paperwork to take it home. The next day, he took part in the Museum’s R8C Delivery Program getting the VIP treatment as he took official delivery of his new Corvette.
Mills was inspired to enter the raffle after another Bowling Green resident, Barry Cummings, won a Corvette in a Museum raffle.
“When I heard that Barry had won a Corvette several months ago, I thought that maybe I could win, too. I called him on the morning that I bought my ticket to ask him how he did it,” Mills explained. “Barry told me that he got his tickets online and got them early when the numbers were low. I bought one $250 ticket, one $500 ticket, and several $10 tickets. It worked!”
While some people might be tempted to sell the car and pocket the money, Mills won’t hear of that. “I’ve already got two offers to buy it,” he says, ”but it’s a keeper. I’m building a house right now, and so tonight I’ll have to call the contractor about adding a garage.”
After all, he wouldn’t want anything to happen to such a nice Corvette.
You could be a winner, too, by taking part in one of the many Corvette raffles that the Museum holds each year, thanks to its 501 (c) (3) status. You can buy tickets in several ways, including at the museum, by phone at 270-781-7973 or 800-538-3883, on line at www.corvettemuseum.org/raffle, or at select Corvette and other car shows held across the U.S.
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