St. Joseph resident wins trip to Hawaii through local radio contest

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Winner Matt Sonner (center) with Eagle Radio staff.

A St. Joseph resident who entered a contest each week during the football season ended up winning a trip to Hawaii.

Matt Sonner said his wife convinced him to enter the Gridiron Glory contest which takes place over the entire NFL football season. Participants select a winner of every football game each week and based on their winning picks, are awarded points.

Sonner was not only the local winner of two season tickets to a Chiefs game and $500 cash, but also was the winner of the national contest. Sonner was the winner out of more than 100,000 participants nationwide and won two tickets to Hawaii valued at $5,000.

“The last week… nationally, I was in third place and I knew the only way I could win was pick the underdog, so I ended up picking Philadelphia and it all paid off,” Sonner said.

Sonner said since they already had a trip planned to Hawaii, he decided to take the cash.

β€œWe’re going to take the cash value and put it in the savings account and, who knows, maybe go on another trip in 2019,” Sonner said. β€œSo we’ll just let it sit there and do something fun with it at some point.”

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