Seahawks shutout makes one Korean American woman 35K richer

December 18, 2013

Car dealer to pay shutout promo

Yujin Oliver, the woman in the middle, and her husband Samonie Oliver, right, are celebrating next to Mike Gates, left, general manager of Jet Chevrolet in Federal Way, Wash., Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after their ticket was drawn as one of 12 $35,000 winners in a dealership-sponsored raffle held only if the Seattle Seahawks shut out the New York Giants in last Sunday's NFL football game. The Seahawks defeated the Giants 23-0, and the winners drawn Monday will soon be receiving checks from the insurance policy purchased by the dealership to fund the drawing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Yujin Oliver, middle, and her husband Samonie Oliver, right, are celebrating next to Mike Gates, left, general manager of Jet Chevrolet in Federal Way, Wash., on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, after their ticket was drawn as one of 12 $35,000 winners in a dealership-sponsored raffle held only if the Seattle Seahawks shut out the New York Giants in last Sunday’s NFL football game. The Seahawks defeated the Giants 23-0, and the winners drawn Monday will soon be receiving checks from the insurance policy purchased by the dealership to fund the drawing. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

A car dealer in Federal Way, Washington and the Seattle Seahawks made one Korean American woman and 11 others $35,000 richer.

Jet Chevrolet, located 25-miles south of Seattle, had a promotion last weekend – if the Seahawks shut out the New York Giants, 12 people would split $420,000 equally, and Yujin Oliver was one of the lucky ones.

Jet Chevrolet says they are glad it happened, because “the hype has been crazy since it happened,” and they took out an insurance policy on the shutout money giveaway anyway. Instead of the $420,000, it cost the dealer only about $7,000.

Jim Johnson, one of the owners of the dealership, however, admitted, “We never expected that we’d actually be giving away the money.”

He obviously hasn’t heard of World Furniture Mall in Plano, Illinois, and electronic retailer BrandsMart. According to ESPN, World Furniture had to give away about $300,00 worth of furniture, and BrandsMart in 1999 had to fork over about $425,000 worth of items.

The contest was open to anyone who came into Jet Chevrolet last week and signed up, even those who didn’t buy a car. Those who bought a car, however, received 100 entries into the drawing, and those who didn’t received one entry.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning gets an assist for throwing five interceptions, including one at the Seahawks’ 13-yard line. Had they even scored one field goal, no one would have won anything and only the insurance company would have been happy.

The Seahawks blanked the Giants 23-0, but shutouts just don’t happen very often in the NFL. It was the Seahawks’ first shutout of the year. The last time the Giants were shut out at home during the regular season was Week 1 of the 1995 season.

 

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