Over 350 people came to the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics lobby this afternoon as one lucky KNIA KRLS listener went home $10,000 richer. The suspense was high as the final few numbers were announced. Shawn Van Gorp of Pella was our lucky winner. He and his eight year old son Colby came to the drawing Saturday thinking they wouldn’t last very long, and ended up going home with a nice large check. Colby was one of the most entertaining finalists to watch, he was very excited and could hardly contain himself when he realized they had won. Both Shawn and Colby were shocked and speechless when asked about how they felt. Shawn said he couldn’t remember where exactly it was that he signed up for the giveaway but was surprised to receive a qualifier notice in the mail. When asked what they were going to do with the winnings Shawn said he hadn’t given it much thought yet. Colby on the other hand wants to bring the check to school for show and tell and hopes the family can go on vacation.
First posted 3:15PM January 9, 2010