Lincoln man wins raffle: Takes home 1969 corvette

It’s a day one Lincoln man will never forget. A 1969 Chevy Corvette was raffled off at the Pieloch Pet Adoption Center in Lincoln.

It was all made possible due to a generous donation by a longtime friend of the Capital Humane Society.

The car comes from Mark Pieloch’s collection of muscle cars at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, Florida.

"Somebody is going to walk away… They are going to get a phone call this morning and have a big smile on their face because they will have this wonderful, wonderful car," said Capital Humane Society CEO Bob Downey.

The classic car was selected and transported to Lincoln by a member of the museum.

"Mark decided this would be a perfect car to raffle off. If you look at it, the red really stands out, the automatic will be easy to drive, and the power steering will be good on the car. It’s just a sweet looking car," said Ed Dedick, with the Muscle Car Museum.

568 tickets were purchased at 100 dollars each, netting the humane society nearly $57,000.

After taxes, there will still be $53,000 left to go toward a new project that Downey says will continue to elevate the care of pets in Lincoln Nebraska.

The lucky winner of the raffle was Lincoln native Ted Hilger.

For Mr. Hilger, it was a phone call he will surely never forget!

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