Salem man wins a Corvette from the Virginia Lottery

A man from Salem has won a new Corvette thanks to the Virginia Lottery. 

Ronald Jackson won the top prize in the Summer Corvette Giveaway Promotion at the First Data 500 race in Martinsville on October 29th. 

On Wednesday, he received the keys to his new ride from the Virginia Lottery. The presentation took place at Pinkerton Chevrolet in Salem.

Mr. Jackson was one of three finalists from more than 12,000 entries for the top prize.

Here is the press release: 

One of the biggest winners at the First Data 500 race in Martinsville on October 29 wasn’t a NASCAR driver.

Ronald Jackson walked off the track with a new Corvette®. The Salem man won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Summer Corvette® Giveaway Promotion.

On Wednesday, November 8, he received the keys to his new ride from the Virginia Lottery. The presentation took place at Pinkerton Chevrolet in Salem.

Mr. Jackson was one of three finalists from more than 12,000 entries for the top prize. The other two finalists were: Tammy Knorr of Mifflinville, PA, and Danny Hosterman of Midlothian, VA. Shortly before race time, the finalists selected ceremonial keys from the Virginia Lottery. Mr. Jackson’s key turned out to be the winner.

The win was especially sweet for Mr. Jackson, who said he had a yellow Corvette more than 30 years ago that he sold.  He said he’s wished he had it ever since that day.

Entries for the Summer Corvette® Giveaway Promotion were collected at special Corvette® and Ca$h events held throughout the summer across Virginia.

It’s been a Corvette® year for the Virginia Lottery. Along with Mr. Jackson, an additional three people scratched to win a new Corvette® plus $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Corvette® and Ca$h Scratcher game. A fifth top prize will be awarded in the Ultimate Corvette® Experience drawing. Players can enter their non-winning tickets through November 28 for the December 5 drawing. That lucky winner will receive a trip for two to Bowling Green, Kentucky, for a VIP presentation of his or her brand-new Corvette® Stingray™ at the National Corvette® Museum and $100,000 cash.


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