FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Twelve lucky Seahawks fans became $35,000 richer after the team’s 23-0 shutout win against the New York Giants Sunday.
Federal Way’s Jet Chevrolet offered any customer that purchased a car or looked at one a chance to win the money if the Legion of Boom prevented their opponent from scoring any points.
“Minute by minute we were like come on clock keep ticking keep ticking,” said Tom Lovorich, who purchased a truck and qualified for the drawing.
“It was unbelievable normally during a shutout game you kind of quit half way through but we couldn’t quit watching because we knew we were in the drawing,” said his wife Rahna.
The Seahawk’s defense intercepted the opposing quarterback five times, preventing late scores in the game.
“Legion of boom I’ve got to thank those guys if I win I’ll send them a Christmas card and some candy,” said Michael Morris, who bought a car last week.
Morris’ wife is suffering from Kidney Disease, winning the money would help pay off amounting medical bills.
“It’d help out a lot,” he said.
A total of 29 people accounted for nearly 1400 entries. If a person purchased a car they received 100 entries, if they just looked they received one.
Morris learned he was one of the lucky winners.
“I can’t believe it,” he said.
He immediately shares the news on the phone with his wife, who’s been suffering. The couple can finally afford her wish.
“She wants to go to Hawaii,” he said
Morris says the feeling is like winning the Super Bowl.
“Thank you Seahawks, thank you so much,” said Morris.
While the dealership paid out $420,000, all but $7,000 of it will be covered by insurance.
“We do different promotion, newspaper ads, TV but never in our wildest dreams did we think we’d get this much hype,” said Jim Johnson, co-owner.
According to Johnson, the giveaway may have never happened. The dealership intended to run the promotion for the Seahawks vs. 49ers game, but couldn’t get the legal clearance for it in time.