Germantown woman wins 2012 Hyundai Sonata and trip to Hollywood in “The Price is Right” contest at The Washington Auto Show®
Jvandia Brown believes in karma.
So her New Year’s resolution was to do three good deeds each month. Last month’s contributions – returning a lost purse, helping two boys cover the cost of their meals at Subway, and giving money to a homeless person who didn’t ask for it – must have paid off.
On Sunday, Feb. 5, Brown was announced the winner of “The Price is Right” contest at The Washington Auto Show, where she submitted the winning estimate of a prize package including a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, loads of cash and an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to watch a live taping of “The Price is Right.”
Brown, 49, of Germantown, Md. has won as much as $5,000 by playing the D.C. Lottery. But up until now, she has called herself “small-time lucky.”
She was leaving Costco Sunday, fretting over how much money she had just spent, when she received the news about her winning entry from a representative of Fitzgerald Auto Malls. The phone call was made before a crowd gathered at the Hyundai exhibit on the show floor, where Ms. Brown’s response – a scream of joy – was amplified throughout the convention center.
The 2012 Hyundai Sonata is a loaded limited edition model with the works that has been made available by the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers and promoted by WUSA 9.
“On behalf of The Washington Auto Show, I want to congratulate Ms. Brown on winning this fantastic prize package,” said Robert Fogarty, Washington Auto Show Chairman and President of Sport Chevrolet/Honda. “Ms. Brown’s enthusiasm epitomizes the excitement we feel about this promotion and the excellence of this automaker.”
Hyundai Motor America Executive Vice President of Sales Dave Zuchowski delivered the keynote address at The Washington Auto Show’s Public Policy Day at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 27.
On behalf of the Washington Area Hyundai Dealers, Don Reilly, owner of Fairfax Hyundai, said, “We are thrilled to return to The Washington Auto Show with this tremendous prize package and take pride in showcasing a vehicle that continues to command accolades and admiration among industry leaders and the driving public.”
U.S. News & World Report, which named the 2012 Hyundai Sonata among its “Best Cars & Trucks,” says that reviews of the vehicle repeatedly praise its value. “The automotive press says that the 2012 Hyundai Sonata gives buyers a lot of standard features, like Bluetooth and USB input, interior room and style for the money. Its class-leading fuel economy numbers don’t hurt its reputation, either,” states the publication.
And Automobile Magzine writes; “The new Sonata is at or near the top of its hyper-competitive class in a broad range of categories - some you might expect (low price, fuel economy, light weight) and some you might not (power, torque, interior space, and driving dynamics).”
Ms. Brown’s complete prize package includes the new 2012 Hyundai Sonata, tickets to “The Price is Right” and lunch following the show along with the cash inside the vehicle plus airfare, hotel accommodations and ground transfers in Los Angeles.
The Washington Auto Show took place from Friday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It is produced by the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), which represents more than 225 franchised new vehicle dealers and 75 related vendors in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland.
This 70th edition of the show presented more than 700 vehicles from over 42 domestic and import manufacturers.
One of them now belongs to Ms. Brown, who realizes that she has now become “big-time lucky.”
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