Acadiana Mega Raffle announces winners of Early Bird Drawing

The Acadiana Mega Raffle held its Early Bird Drawing, the first of three drawings Friday and announces a total of 11 winners for 11 prizes Tuesday.
Terry Bethea of Lafayette won the first of four vehicles to be awarded in the Acadiana Mega Raffle. Bethea will select the vehicle of his choice from 12 different makes and models including a Dodge Charger, Buick Enclave and a Chevrolet Silverado.
Tressie Cox of Lafayette won the Island of Hawaii “Big Island” Getaway Vacation. She will enjoy six days and five nights at the premier ocean-front Hawaiian resort, the Hilton Waikoloa Village.
Other top prizes in the Early Bird Drawing included jewelry from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry. Sharon Hebert of Kaplan won the diamond stud 2-carat total weight earrings. Charles Gaspard of Kaplan won the John Hardy Sterling Silver Medium Woven Chain Bracelet and Melissa Hoover of Lafayette won the Gentlemen’s Baume and Mercier Watch.
Other winners of the Early Bird raffle were Darlene Bourque of St. Martinville and Annette Stephenson of Broussard who each won a Cuisinart Food Processor. Craig Fuselier of Breaux Bridge and Barbara Porche of Lafayette each won an Apple iPad Mini. Benjamin Moody of Lafayette and Clayton Reyerson of Maurice each won an Esky 55 Quart Super Marine Cooler.
The Acadiana Mega Raffle is ongoing through September 12, 2014 with two more drawings to be held for more than 1,000 prizes and a grand prize of $500,000 cash. The second drawing will take place on Aug. 15 (ticket deadline midnight on Aug. 13) and the grand prize drawing will be held on Sept. 12 (ticket deadline midnight on Sept. 10).
Even though the first drawing is complete, participants still have two more opportunities to win from over 1,000 prizes. Purchase your tickets today for an amazing 1-in-30 chance of winning. Tickets are in electronic form and the buyer will receive a receipt of the purchase with a randomly assigned ticket number at the time the purchase is made. Winning tickets are never taken out of the raffle. Participation guidelines are available on
At $100 each, a total of 30,000 tickets are available with a one-in-thirty chance of winning. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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