2013-09-05 / Community

Two U.P. men win cars on the same day

Garden, Gould City men win casino promo

ST IGNACE – Two Upper Peninsula men won brand new cars on the same day recently at two different Kewadin Casino locations.

Bernard Leckson, of Garden, won a brand new red Chrysler while playing at Kewadin Casino in Manistique.

“I’m a lucky, lucky man,” said Leckson while accepting the keys to his brand new car.

Later the same day, LeRoy Stefanich from Gould City won a brand new black Dodge Challenger from Kewadin St. Ignace. Both men were participating in the casino’s “Keys and Credit” promotion.

Leckson said he enjoys going to the casino, but didn’t want to go on the day he won the car.

“My sister made me go,” he said.

The second winner said he was in Manistique when Bernard won the car earlier that day.

“After we saw Bernard win, my wife actually suggested we head to St. Ignace to participate in the Keys and Credits draws,” he said. “We were in St. Ignace about 20 minutes before my name was drawn.”

LeRoy said his wife told him to just “pick the winning key already”, and, sure enough, he picked the winning key.

“We had just decided to downsize to one vehicle and are extremely happy that now we will have two,” he said.

The “Keys & Credits” promotion is held every Monday at Kewadin St. Ignace, Manistique, Christmas and Hessel.

Customers must register each week at the Northern Rewards Club and earn at least 25 base points to qualify.

Random drawings are held from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. for $75 in Kewadin Credits and car keys that could start a brand new car.

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