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Professional’s Choice Announces Scratch & Win Grand Prize Winner


LENEXA, Kan. — ASE-certified technician Jim Whippie’s initial response when he was told he had won $10,000 in the Professionals’ Choice Auto Parts Scratch & Win Promotion was, “Yeah, right!” He said he just couldn’t believe it because he has been participating in promotions for decades and has never won anything.


Once he had the check in his hands, though, the reality set in. “It comes at a much needed time for me,” said Whippie. “The timing couldn’t have been better.”

Whippie received the winning scratch ticket from SMP Automotive Product’s Store Manager, Doug Podgomy. Podgomy has been with SMP for nearly 40 years and has been doing business with Whippie’s employer, Scott’s U-Save Tires, for nearly 20 years. Scott’s U-Save is owned and operated by Sheri Templin.

The family owned and operated business has been serving the south Chicago suburbs for the past 29 years, specializing in the sale of tires and wheels as well as operating a full-service automotive department.

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