WESTLAKE, Ohio – One winner was selected after tens of thousands of people entered to win a two-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic.
On Wednesday, Mark Lyon and Cara Wilson from the Northern Ohio Honda Dealer Association delivered the vehicle to Sanita, a Northeast Ohio resident, who works at J.P. Farley in Westlake. The mother of three young children won the vehicle after downloading the new FOX 8 News app for smartphones and tablets.
“We’re here to change your life,” said Mark Lyon. “Congratulations! You get a brand new two-year lease from the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers!”
A few weeks ago, FOX 8 News unveiled the app and started a contest featuring eight ‘words of the day’. There were 88,222 entries and one person was selected to get behind the wheel of a new car.
Sanita, who we are not identifying by last name, said she commuted more than 30 miles each day in a gas guzzling SUV. “Oh, I’m so excited right now, oh wow! Thank you so much,” said Sanita.
Sanita’s 2013 Honda Civic comes fully loaded and it’s her first new vehicle. “It gives you all your power windows, your power locks, your power mirrors, your cruise control,” said Mark Lyon, from Honda. “It gets 39 miles per gallon on the freeway.”
Her days of spending $120 a week on gas are over, just for downloading the FOX 8 app that gives you breaking news, weather and even streams Sanita’s favorite news. “I watch every morning and I saw the app, so I downloaded the app and I went through the app and I also love the weather, you guys have the best weather!”
And on a sunny day in March, Sanita got something she never expected. “I really wanted something reliable and this is a very reliable car; it’s good on gas and I don't have to worry about breaking down,” said Sanita. “I travel 30 miles a day from my house to provide for my family and the thought of not breaking down on the highway makes me very happy!”
"It was exciting,” said Cara Wilson from Classic Honda. “It was very exciting to see somebody that excited about getting a car and finding out that she has little kids and that you’re gonna help her family and you’re gonna give her some other opportunities, that’s really awesome!"
“I feel so special and honored. I really appreciate it so much,” said Sanita.
While the contest is over, the FOX 8 News app is available to download in iTunes and the Android Marketplace.