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Big Brothers Big Sisters gives car to raffle winner

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A small donation has gone a long way for not only the organization it benefited, but also the woman who made it.

Jaclyn Rothmel entered into the raffle to win a brand new Acura MDX at the Smithville Fall Festival. At the time, she thought she was just doing a good deed by donating the money to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization of Cape May and Atlantic Counties. Rothmel was just one of nearly 1,400 people who contributed to the raffle. She never thought she'd actually win the car.

"I can't believe I'm standing here next to my car. Their program is great, I was really excited to donate, I'm SUPER excited to win. I'm just so thankful, it's awesome, it's unbelievable, it's unreal," said Rothmel.

Boardwalk Acura provided the MDX for the raffle. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape May and Atlantic Counties CEO Beatrix Jerkins says this is the first time since 2005 the organization has sold out of raffle tickets, raising more than $80,000 for the organization.

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