It was a hot and breezy afternoon in downtown Boston, but last minute ticket-buyers, hopeful that theirs would be the one, rushed to purchase a chance to take home the grand prize—a brand new red BMW 328i convertible or $38,000 in cash. A growing crowd gathered as the car czar himself, Herb Chambers, prepared to draw the winning ticket. And the winner of Big Sister’s 20th Annual BMW Car Raffle is…William Cotter of Wellesley! Cotter, Senior Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial, bought ticket #1117 at the urging of his friend and Big Sister Board Member, John Yozell. He never thought in a million years that his ticket would be chosen!
“I thought they were pulling my leg!” said Cotter of his reaction to the call that he was this year’s grand prize winner.
After careful consideration Cotter decided to take the $38,000 in cash, but has not yet decided how he will use it. He does know that he is happy with his decision to buy a raffle ticket because he feels it is important to give back to the community by supporting youth-serving organizations.
In total, this year’s BMW Raffle raised nearly $90,000, all of which will go toward Big Sister’s mentoring programs for girls. Click here to view the winning ticket numbers for the four additional raffle prizes.
Big Sister would like to extend a BIG thank you to Herb Chambers and Marc Huaman of Foreign Motors West in Natick. We would also like to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield for donation of their printing services. Of course, the biggest thanks goes to all those who purchased tickets this year, allowing us to provide quality mentoring relationships for Greater Boston’s girls. Who knows, maybe next year will be your year!