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James Byers wins $1,250 gift card from John Deere

James Byers of Vincent, Ohio, distinctly remembers the first time he won a drawing.

“My name came up in the lottery, and I was drafted into the military,” he said.

Although it took a while, his name recently was called again as the final monthly winner of the John Deere Big Gear Giveaway. Byers, who is retired, recalls entering the contest on a cold, snowy day last winter.

“I was bored, so I went on line and entered the John Deere Big Gear Giveaway contest,” he said. “I never expected to win.”

His local John Deere dealership, Bridgeport Equipment & Tools Sales & Rentals, called with the good news. With two acres to mow, Byers decided it was time to splurge and purchase the lawn tractor he had always wanted.

“I used my prize as a down payment on a new John Deere D160,” he said. “Because of the prize money, it was like getting the tractor for half price.”

During the sweepstakes, John Deere gave away one $1,250 gift card each month for four months ($5,000 total), as well a grand prize of $25,000 in John Deere gear. Byers, who had never purchased John Deere equipment before, is thankful for an opportunity to go green.

“John Deere tractors are top of the line, in my opinion,” he said. “Now I finally got my chance to own one.”

For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

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