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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kum & Go store number 89 in Fort Dodge, Iowa has not only been lucky for consumers, it has shared some luck with its store manager as well. Pat Fellers, the general manager, got a taste of luck with a new car, the prize for a company-wide inside sales promotion.
Fellers is one of 12 employees to win a 2006 Chevy HHR from the promotion. She was randomly selected out of 779 entries during a drawing held at a managers' awards luncheon near the company's headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa.
This prize has come just three days after the store graced a customer with a Powerball ticket worth $200.8 million, the largest jackpot ever won in the state of Iowa. The store received $10,000 for the sale of the winning ticket, which will be donated to Fort Dodge and St. Edmunds high schools to use as 10 $1,000 scholarships.
The luck doesn't end there, however. One year ago, a regular customer at store number 89 beat out 1.5 million others and won a tanker-worth of gas -- valued at more than $24,000 -- as part of a give-away promotion. Customers could register to win at more than 400 stores across the nation.
"I cannot even begin to explain or try to understand the tremendous fortune we've had the past year," Fellers said. "I try to work very hard and give back to Kum & Go just a part of what I've been given in personal growth, and to be associated with a company such as this, I am very humbled."
Kum & Go began in 1959 in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 445 convenience stores in 13 states. It employs more than 3,800 associates and returns 10 percent of its profits to the communities it which serves. Kum & Go co-founder W.A. Krause was inducted into the CSNews Hall of Fame last week. That story can be accessed by clicking here.