A Fort Valley man had the lucky ticket to win a car Friday.
Through a raffle supporting the United Way of Central Georgia, Robert D’Angelo won his choice of one of six 2015 model cars, courtesy of the Jeff Smith dealerships. He’ll be able to choose from a Volkswagen Passat TDI, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Jeep Wrangler SE four-door, Chevrolet Silverado extended cab, Ford Taurus and Kia Optima EX.
The raffle raised $65,000 for United Way this year, up from $52,000 for the same event a year ago.
“So it was a pretty large increase,” said George McCanless, president and CEO of United Way of Central Georgia.
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The organization sets a maximum number of tickets at 3,000, with roughly 2,600 sold this year. D’Angelo bought his ticket at one of the Robins Federal Credit Union branches, McCanless said.
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