Brendan Turnbull,56,couldn't believe his eyes when he read the last four digits of the raffle ticket he bought at the Make-A-Threat Foundation's charity picnic. He had Just won a 100 watt LED light bulb. A prize worth a whopping $17,000 dollars.
The 100 watt LED bulb was the biggest prize ever offered by Make-A-Threat. Easily eclipsing the used Segway Scooter awarded to last year's top prize winner.
"To be honest, most people just take the cash equivalent." Ralph "The Fish" Sapone, founder and president of Make A Threat explained. "But Mr. Turnbull, he seems determined to keep the light bulb. May he rest in peace."
"Sure, there were other prizes up for grabs, a used car, a 2 karat diamond ring, a time share vacation, but nothing as valuable as this.", Mr. Turnbull said after the excitement had died down,"It's like going to Disney World and..."
Attempts to revive Mr. Turnbull have thus far proved fruitless.