Million Dollar Triple Play

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June 23, 2008

SAN ANTONIO -- For the third week in a row, "McMahon's Million Dollar Mania" continued to steamroll across the country. (Winner photos)

The first winner to get bowled over by Mr. McMahon's generosity was Crystal V. of Bronx, N.Y., who offered up the night's password, "Night of Champions," and won $100,000.

The overwhelmed 23-year-old works as a clerk at Beth Israel Hospital and attends La Guardia Community College, seeking a degree in psychology.

"I have no idea what I'll spend the money on," said Crystal, a WWE fan since the age of 10. "I could use a car."

Out of the six million WWE fans who registered to win, Samira A., 42, of Hamtramck, Mich., was next to capture a $100,000 windfall. The longtime WWE fan, and native Arabic speaker, had her 13-year-old son Aliiaza tell WWE officials that the family will likely use the money to enjoy a vacation.

Ladies night continued as Donna S. of Selden, N.Y., became the third lucky winner of $100,000 of Mr. McMahon's money.

"I'm so happy," said the 39-year-old medical assistant. "Mr. McMahon is awesome!"

Donna said she will donate a portion of her winnings to her favorite charity, St. Jude's Hospital, and enjoy the rest with her family, husband Chris and her 15-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

Next up for the $100,000 treatment was Justin G. of Somerset, N.J. The 15-year-old, ninth-grade student now has two reasons to celebrate: tomorrow is also his last day of the school year.

"I'm very excited," said the Rey Mysterio fan, who added that Mr. McMahon sure is "generous." 

For Vanessa O. of Robstown, Texas, her Monday was already shaping up as a night to remember. She was actually in the AT&T Center audience when her "Stone Cold" Steve Austin ringtone hit!

The 25-year-old said she may buy a new car and also give some of her $100,000 prize to her parents.

"This is so awesome," said the longtime fan. "Mr. McMahon is the bomb!"

To end the night, the Chairman dropped a half-million on one lucky viewer, Michael S. of Plainview, N.Y.

"My son Jason is the biggest wrestling fan in the world," said the 54-year-old children's clothing manufacturer of his 24-year old son. 

"I've never won anything in my life," said the overjoyed winner. "It's shocking. It's unbelievable. I'm speechless."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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