Winner announced in $10,000 World's Greatest ATV Sweepstakes
To kick off its fall membership drive, the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA) conducted "The World's Greatest ATV Sweepstakes" to award one lucky winner $10,000 to spend on ATVs, gear and accessories.
Thousands of people entered the sweepstakes. The winner was selected in a random drawing on Dec. 23: Eric Kaukinen, of Horseheads, N.Y.
"I guess Christmas came a little early this year," Kaukinen said after hearing that he had won. He said he didn't know yet what he would buy.
"We get a lot of snow out here and I noticed there are a lot of ATVs with push blades so maybe I'll get one of those," he said.
ATVA Director Doug Morris told Kaukinen that whatever he wanted to buy that is ATV related is fine.
"Whether you're looking for a utility ATV for the farm, a snowplow attachment or even a couple of smaller ATVs and gear, the choice is yours." he said.
There was no purchase necessary to win. The drawing was conducted by legal firm Plante & Moran. The decision is final.
The ATVA is dedicated to promoting and protecting the ATV lifestyle. The ATVA and its members advocate responsible ATV use on public and private lands, work with local, state and federal government officials and elected representatives to ensure that ATV rider interests are represented, and showcase the enjoyment and utility of ATVs on behalf of millions of ATV riders.
The ATVA also sanctions recreational riding events.