Super Bowl costs Missouri Ford dealership $300,000
ST. JAMES, MO (KTVI)– It’s been said luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
“Years ago we won a bag of groceries down here at the local grocery store,” says Jim Carey.
“This is much better than the turkey?” asks Patrick Clark.
“Oh yes, this is much better than the turkey,” laughs Carey.
Especially when you consider how Jim and Mary Jane Carey came to acquire their new pickup truck.
Anyone who bought a vehicle from Hutcheson Ford in St. James between Wednesday and Saturday were entered into their simple super promotion.
“If they ran the opening kickoff or the kickoff to start the second half back for a touchdown, your purchase price would be refunded to you,” says Michael Tucker the VP of Hutcherson Ford.
And when the second of half of the Bronco blowout began, all eyes were on Seattle Seahawk Percy Harvin.
“That’s why I lost a little of my voice because the kickoff of the second half,” says Carey. “Whenever Percy started running I started screaming at the TV.”
“And it’s like, ‘Oh my God,`” says Tina Hines. “There was this little angel going down the field.” And then I said, “Hallelujah we won.”
It was an 87-yard kick return and a $300,000 loss for this dealership from Missouri’s wine country.
The odds of such a super touchdown?
Two and a half percent.
“It’s unbelievable,” says Ron Hines. “Yeah it was crazy I still can’t believe it.”
“I can’t either,” adds Tina Hines.
“You’ve been pinching him?” asks Patrick Clark.
“Yeah,” laughs Ron. “I’ve been pinching myself.”
In all, 12 individuals were winners in yesterday’s Denver drought.
“Percy Harvin ran it back 87 yards,” says Tucker. “Isn’t that amazing? What an athlete.”
“You’ll never forget him?” asks Clark.
“I’ll never forget him. He cost me a lot of money,” said Tucker.