Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort gives away Ford F-150
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:57 pm

AKWESASNE -- Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort recently wrapped up the “Truck into the New Year” giveaway, and a Quebec woman walked away with the Ford F-150 grand prize.

Angeline Potvin, Laval, won the 2014 Ford F-150 provided by Bailey Motors Company of Malone, which retails at $38,000, according to a release from the casino.

The casino promotion awarded 240 guests with over $18,000 in cash and “Slot Play,” along with the truck. The truck was on display at the casino for a month.

The promotion ran every Friday beginning Jan. 17, with the grand prize drawing Saturday, Feb. 15.

Each Friday a grand prize qualifying round was held with briefcases, reminiscent of the TV show “Deal or No Deal.” Each week one guest chose the correct brief case to win $250 in “Slot Play” and advance to the grand prize drawing.

The five qualifiers and 15 “wild card” entrants were given a chance to select a key at the grand prize drawing, and the correct key would unlock the truck door for the winner of the Ford F-150. Josh Turner of Bailey Motors was present for the drawing.

Potvin was the tenth finalist to select a key. Her birthday is April 16, so she chose key number 16 for good luck. “The crowd fell silent as Potvin inserted the key into the door, and then erupted in applause as the door to the Ford F-150 opened,” the casino release said.

The 20 finalists included Hogansburg and Ogdensburg residents.

“Congratulations to Angeline, it was an unforgettable night! We’d like to thank everyone for coming out, and a special thanks to Bailey Motor’s for working with us,” General Manager Patrick Bassney said.

For more information call Nicole Terrance at 518-358-2222 ext. 2138.