When you were shopping in Destiny USA this past holiday season, you probably stopped for a minute to admire the 2014 Crystal Red Corvette parked inside the mall.
The Corvette was part of the 23rd Annual Christian Brothers Academy Corvette Raffle. This year's winner is Brian Mikelbank of Euclid, Ohio. Mikelbank has been buying tickets for the raffle for several years.
Mikelbank's name was picked during a winter sports assembly at the school. CBA Principal Br. Joseph Jozwiak called Mikelbank during the assembly, but had to leave a message.
The school later reached Mikelbank by phone. ??I was next door at my neighbors and I received the two phone messages,?? Mikelbank said. ??I thought the two messages were from our plumber. I went on the website and I saw it, I couldn??t believe it.??
The second prize of $1,000 went to Scott Lester of Cicero and the third prize of $500 went to Cheryl Dart of Skaneateles.
Mikelbank can either accept the car or he can accept a $35,000 prize. The raffle was sponsored by East Syracuse Chevrolet, bannerenvy.net, and TJ Maxx.