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2018 Ticket To Ride Raffle Drawing Details

The 2018 Ticket To Ride Summer Raffle winner will get to choose between a new Audi A3 and VW Tiguan from Harmony Motors.

Thanks to everyone who entered Blue Ridge Public Radio's 2018 Ticket To Ride Summer Raffle! It was a near sell-out with 985 tickets sold.  The winner will be selected at random and announced on the air on August 15, 2018 during All Things Considered between 5:30 and 5:35. 

The BPR studio is 'raffle ready!' The winner of the 2018 Ticket To Ride Summer Raffle will be announced Aug. 5.

Host Helen Chickering will be joined by News Director Matt Bush and Membership Associate Abby Bishop. The winner will be drawn at random and announced live on the air. (Note - you do not have to be listening at the time of the announcement to win.) We'll call the winner immediately following the announcement. 

The winner* will select the car of their choice among two models as specified in prize information below; no cash remuneration will be made for choosing the model of lesser price. There is no cash payout option for this raffle. 

PRIZE SELECTION: The winner of the Blue Ridge Public Radio Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle will choose one of the following vehicles:

2018 VW Tiguan SE 4Motion all-wheel drive w/Active Control 8-speed Automatic w/Tiptronci 2.0L TSI, 184HP, with Panoramic Sunroof Package, 3rd Row Seat Package (split fold-flat, 2 passenger 3rd row bench seat with armrest) 18" Alloy Wheel Package, and Front Fog Lights Package. Prize valued at $28,950. 

2018 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI six-speed S-tronic automatic transmission with quattro all-wheel drive system, leather seating surfaces, panoramic sunroof, eight-way power driver's seat including four-way power lumbar adjustment, automatic xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, and dual-zone climate control, and heated seats. Prize is valued at $36,900.

Winner will be notified by telephone, mail and/or email. If potential winner(s) cannot be reached after 10 days from first notification attempt, or if an entrant is found to be ineligible, or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and alternate winner(s) will be selected by random drawing.

*Winner is reponsible for all federal taxes on the raffle winnings (25% MSRP minus the wager), as well as local, state and registration fees. See official rules

Michelle Keenan is the Associate Director of Development at Blue Ridge Public Radio. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.