A Georgia man needs his streak of luck to continue a little while longer.
Dennis Kahler bought a scratch-off lotto ticket through the Georgia Lottery and won a C8 Corvette (valued at up to $107,000) and $250,000 in cash. Wow!
Unfortunately, the folks at the Georgia Lottery apparently didn’t realize how hot the new mid-engine Stingray is, and now they’re having trouble finding a car for Kahler.
“I already know what I want, a 2LT,” Kahler told Corvette Forum, saying that he wants a Rapid Blue Z51 that would sticker for $80,465. That means he would get an extra $26,535 in cash, plus a new Corvette, plus the $250K.
The problem is virtually every C8 is already sold for the foreseeable future. The lottery did manage to find a dealership named Five Star Chevrolet that was willing to help out but they allegedly want an extra $10,000 markup over MSRP. That didn’t please Kahler, however.
“I used to be a general sales manager for a dealership, so I know the way things operate,” he said. “I’m not giving up the money on my purchase by using them.”
Kahler did find another option, Master Chevrolet that says they can order a 2021 in the third quarter of this year but they can’t guarantee a delivery date.
Lawyers apparently have gotten involved now, so we’re not sure how this situation will play out. It sounds to us like the lottery dropped the ball and should have had the foresight to have a car already promised through a dealership before ever offering it as a prize. More than likely, though, whoever was in charge isn’t a car enthusiast and probably figured it would be as easy as going to any
Chevy dealership and picking up a new Corvette. Had it been a C7 being offered, that would have been the case, but not with the red-hot mid-engine Stingray.
Best wishes to Kahler for a speedy solution to his dilemma. Our best advice is that once he finally gets the new car, it’ll be worth the wait.
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