“We never win anything, so this was a big surprise. We’re pleased to support the Boys & Girls Club; we have a long-vested interest in helping them,” said Michael Doran. “This is a God-sent gift. We can really use it,” added Irene Doran, whose husband isn’t currently working.
The second place prize of $2,500 was awarded to William Rowell of Long Beach, Calif.
“I'm ecstatic; I didn’t expect to win,” said Rowell. “I gave because it’s a good cause. It feels good, especially in these times. Other winners might go out and buy stuff, but – it might sound boring ¬– my winnings will probably go towards my property tax bill.”
Third through seventh place winners each received $500. California winners included Richard Ruhl of Laguna Niguel, Ronald E. Monfils of Camarillo, Marilyn Miravete-Smith of Port Hueneme and Linda K. Bryant of Reseda. George Bowen of Phoenix, Ariz., was also a $500 winner.
All seven early bird winners are still entered to win the grand prize of $1 million. Only 18,000 tickets will be sold and more than 205 prizes raffled off. All proceeds will help BGCOP deliver programs to more than 7,500 youth.
The third and final early bird drawing will be Nov. 30.
Adults who purchase more than one ticket are also entered in a special multi-ticket drawing on Dec. 30 to win a 2012 Chevrolet Corvette (or $30,000 cash), a Harley-Davidson motorcycle or the trip of a lifetime to Paris, France.
Million Dollar Raffle tickets are $150. To view the complete raffle rules and prize list or to purchase tickets, visit www.bgcop.org/
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By involving parents, volunteers, educators and the business community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme helps youth reach their full potential through a positive environment, lifelong learning and programs dedicated to the arts, education, character and leadership development, health and recreation. Programs are based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, and are designed to expand participants’