When the owner of a local industrial electrical contracting business bought 240 tickets for the drawing of a sports car, he never dreamed he’d win it. But on Friday, he — along with family, friends and organizers of the 20th annual Collector Car Drawing — admired his shiny prize.
“I didn’t think I’d win it because I’d never won anything before. I think the biggest thing I’d ever won was two chairs at a golf tournament,” said Robert Bishop, owner of Industrial Control & Electrical Services.
And the odds were definitely not in his favor, as millions of tickets were sold to patrons in the Valley, across the U.S. and even in other countries.
Still, as part of his business’ mission to give back to the community, Bishop bought the tickets to help a giving organization in Madera County. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley houses families of ill children to help keep them as close as possible during patients’ long stays at Children’s Hospital Central California...