Home & BMW Raffle gas card winner: ‘Share what you’ve got’

Winning a $1,200 gas card was a surprise in more ways than one for Kathleen Lambert.

Rodney Lambert purchased a Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle ticket in his wife’s name last year. Before he had a chance to tell her about the ticket, she won the first early prize drawing — gas for a year from Thorntons.

“Well, it’s a funny thing,” Rodney said. “My wife had just come out of the hospital … and was sitting out on the deck for the first time when they called.”

Rodney’s wife, Kathleen Lambert, initially told the caller she hadn’t bought a ticket. That’s when Rodney told her the good news.

The $1,200 gas card has been very helpful for them over the last year, according to Rodney. The Lamberts live in Louisville and have shared it with others who needed a needed a little help with gas to run errands such as grocery shopping or doctor’s appointments.

“God was good to us by bringing my wife back home, and we share what we have,” Rodney said.

Kathleen is now doing great, Rodney said, and they plan to continue to purchase Home & BMW Raffle tickets as long as they’re able.

“We feel like everything we give always come back for us,” he said. “Give and it’ll come back to you a hundredfold. You just have to share what you’ve got.”

How to enter for monthly prize drawings

Purchase your tickets at HomeAndBMWRaffle.com by Aug. 10, 2020, to be entered to win gas for a year from Thorntons.

You also will be entered in the subsequent early prize drawings, including for a Microsoft Surface Pro and Apple iPad for tickets purchased by Sept. 10, 2020, and groceries for a year for tickets purchased by Oct. 10, 2020.

Every ticket purchase includes the chance to win the grand prize drawing for a new home in Norton Commons — built by Ramage Company and valued at more than $750,000 — and the first prize drawing for a new BMW X3 from BMW of Louisville plus $10,000 cash.

The first and grand prize drawings will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, during  the Snow Ball gala. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and only 12,000 will be sold. You need not be present to win any of the drawings.

Making a difference

You can feel good that your ticket purchase is making a difference for the more than 185,000 children who need Norton Children’s each year. This raffle, through Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, allows our caregivers to provide care to children — no matter their illness or injury, by providing important funding for programs, equipment, facilities, research, advocacy and education. Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing children’s hospital and its sister facilities rely on your support now, more than ever.

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