CHAMPION - Lynn Ylitalo of Champion is the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Michigan Credit Union League's "Own Your Money" sweepstakes.
She entered the contest by visiting the website of her credit union, the Ishpeming Community Federal Credit Union.
"I was just doing my usual business on my credit union's website, when I saw the link to enter the sweepstakes, but I never actually thought I'd win," Ylitalo said.
Ylitalo's name was drawn at random from over 32,000 entries in the online sweepstakes.
The sweepstakes was part of a statewide campaign aimed at raising awareness of Michigan credit unions that also included the launch of a new destination for Michigan credit union information, CU Link, which can be found at www.creditunionlink.org.
that ran from May 14-June 27 at www.creditunionlink.org. Credit union members and non-members alike were invited to watch a video about credit unions to be entered into the drawing for a $10,000 grand prize. Many credit unions, including Ishpeming Community Federal Credit Union, also had direct links to the sweepstakes on their websites. In addition to the $10,000 grand prize, more than $1,000 instant prizes worth a total of $20,000 were awarded.