Mt. Carmel couple wins $100,000 in Easter Seals sweeps | Community Spirit
Bryant and Mary Jeffers of Mt. Carmel had a profitable day. The couple won the grand prize of $100,000 at Thursday’s final "key ceremony" for the 2013 Easter Seals Home Run Sweeps ALL CA$H Raffle.
The two say they have been entering Easter Seals raffles since 1992, when their grandson, Beau Singer, was the local Easter Seals Child Representative. Bryant Jeffers indicated that he purchased the couple’s $100 ticket early in this year’s sales period, which proved to be a lucky move, even though his wife urged him to wait until closer to the deadline.
The $10,000 second prize was won by Gene Aimone of Evansville. The $5,000 third prize was won by Tonya Gootee of Evansville. $1,000 each went to the remaining two finalists, Charles & Shirley Ankenbrand of Evansville, and Paul Cannon of Newburgh.
A total of 2,147 Home Run Sweeps raffle tickets were sold for $100 each from January 9 to March 21 at noon, when the five finalists were selected in a random drawing. Today, South Central Media’s Liberty Hill emceed the noon key ceremony at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. Officials from Kemper CPA Group supervised as the finalists chose keys at random and attempted to open boxes representing the raffle prizes.
Easter Seals will net approximately $92,000 from this year’s Home Run Sweeps ALL CA$H Raffle. Net proceeds will help to underwrite approximately 1,920 physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions for local individuals with disabilities who couldn’t otherwise afford the services.
This year's amount brings the 22-year total raised by the Sweeps to approximately $2,581,757.