The winner of the Ponoka Stampede Dodge Giveaway Truck almost let the vehicle slip through her fingers.
Betty McMillen, the winner of the truck, had won two meal tickets from Bob Ronnie before the Stampede began.
At the dinner the ends of her meal tickets were collected and put in the draw for the Dodge truck.
Making her way to the grandstand during the Stampede McMillen tripped but she held on to her truck tickets. Once she made it up to the second level the wind blew one of the tickets from her grasp.
McMillen and her friend looked at each other.
Because McMillen had just tripped, her friend made the long climb back down to retrieve the ticket before the wind took it farther away.
To this day McMillen doesn’t know if it was the winning ticket that blew to the ground or the other one she had, but her friend predicted the one that hit the ground would win her the truck.
Perhaps it did, perhaps it didn’t but in the end McMillen still has a new Dodge truck.