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Stations announces 2003 Great Giveaway winners

Feb 25, 2003 7:06 AM

Station Casinos Great Giveaway Football Contest has become a Las Vegas tradition during football season. Now in its 17th year, locals see the contest as an enhancement to the exciting action on the gridiron, and rush to place their picks every week. This year was no different.

"It was fun watching how you did each week," said Pat Bottorf, $25,000 contest winner. "I’ve been playing the contest four years, and it’s an enjoyable aspect of the game."

Palace Station is where Patricia Ambrosino went to place her picks for the last two seasons. She won $100,000 picking the losers, beating out all of the men. "I wasn’t really trying, but I won. It proves a girl can win, too. I’ll definitely be playing again next season!" she said.

The 2003 Contest winners are:

Most Winners:

1st Place: $100,000,

Richard Scott

2nd Place: $25,000,

Pat Bottorf

3rd Place: $15,000,

Doug Hotchkiss

4th Place: $7,500,

Carlos Kalesa

5th Place: $5,000,

Joe Klug

Most Losers:

1st Place: $100,000,

Patricia Ambrosino

2nd Place: $15,000,

AJ Brock

3rd Place: $7,500,

Robert Crossland

4th Place: $5,000,

Frances Perrino

In addition to the "regular" contest, Stations hosted a media contest, in which contestants played for their favorite charity. Stations awarded $1,000 a week during the NFL’s regular 17-week season, and $3,000 to winner Craig Williams’ favorite charity. Second place went to GamingToday editor David Stratton.