Anyone who bought a vehicle at the Jet Chevrolet Federal Way car dealership between Wednesday and Saturday night has a chance of winning $35,000.
They can thank the Seahawks.
The dealership ran a promotion that promised $35,000 each to 12 people chosen by raffle – about $420,000 total – if the team shut out the New York Giants on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. Seattle obliged with a 23-0 victory.
Those who bought a car (roughly 20 were sold during the promotion) got 100 entries. About 12 others had single walk-in entries – anyone was allowed to give it a try.
Jet Chevrolet co-owner Jim Johnson said he wasn’t expecting the shutout, but he’s glad it happened.
Of course he was rooting for the Hawks, he said. He has been a season-ticket holder “since day one.”
The dealership had insurance for the promotion, Johnson said. He still had to figure out the details with the company but expected the drawing to happen Monday.
It’s understandable why an insurance company might take on such odds.
The last time the Giants were shutout at home during the regular season was Sept. 4, 1995, in a 35-0 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants had gone 149 consecutive games without being held scoreless.
“We wanted this to happen,” Johnson said. “Everybody’s pretty excited about it. We didn’t really expect it to happen, but it did.”