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Our first EV sweepstakes winner comes with a cool story!

January 21st, 2021 | By Roger Kuznia

Bob and Kathy Prochaska of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, don’t consider themselves to be lucky, but they got quite the surprise recently in learning that they were winners of a new 2020 Chevrolet Bolt, courtesy of Pink Energy’s “PWR Your Life” sweepstakes.

The fast-growing solar company is giving away two more Bolts as part of a promotion where prospective Pink Energy customers are entered in simply by giving us an opportunity to come to their home and educate them on the value of solar. The Prochaskas’ name was drawn among all prospective Pink Energy customers that had an appointment with us in December. The next winners will be drawn from those who sit with us in January and February, respectively.

It was hard for the Prochaskas to think that this was real, especially when they’ve never won much more than $10 on a scratch-off lottery ticket.

“When it completely sunk in that we won a car, my wife was looking at me going, ‘This doesn’t happen to people like us,’” Bob says. “We’ve never won anything like this.”

EV prize comes at opportune time for our winner

Bob, who operates his own business repairing vinyl and leather furniture, says the win has come after a 2020 that saw his business hit hard by COVID-19. With statewide shutdowns in Michigan affecting marinas, car lots and restaurants, his sales fell significantly. But he and his wife, a legal assistant at a law firm, have been able to make it through.

“I don’t consider myself lucky,” Kathy says. “I consider myself blessed.”

Living in the heart of Big Three country, the Prochaskas have quite a family history with General Motors, so getting this Bolt fits right in. Both of their fathers worked at GM, and Kathy’s parents met there. Kathy owns a Chevy Equinox, and Bob still owns the first car he ever bought, a 1979 Chevy Camaro Z28, something he drives sparingly now. “It was the fastest car I could afford at the time because I couldn’t afford a Corvette,” Bob jokes.

Now comes the fun part – getting another Chevrolet delivered to their home. They are not sure whether they will keep this electric vehicle or sell it because of tax considerations, but they will be doing all they can to make it work.

Whatever the Prochaskas decide, we congratulate them for being the first winner of our EV giveaway! Prospective Pink Energy customers that sit with us for a free consultation in January and February will be automatically entered into the respective drawings for that month. One winner will be pulled from those who sat with us in January, and the other will come from those who discussed solar with us in February. We hope that you’ll be the next to win a new car!

For more information about the PWR Your Life Sweepstakes, visit https://pwryourlife.com/.

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