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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WWE® Fans Win RAW® Money

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.:

OAKLAND, Calif., June 9, 2008 – The first round of winners has been announced for McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania™. Eight lucky fans of “Monday Night RAW” won a total of $1 million dollars on tonight’s episode.

This morning Daniel Crummett, 24, from 29 Palms, Calif. was stocking shelves at a supermarket and now he is officially the first winner in McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania receiving $200,000 of Vince McMahon’s own money.

Justin Guy, 26, from Greenville, Tenn. was the second winner in McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania receiving $75,000 of Vince McMahon’s cash.

Donna Rose, 28, from New Haven, Mich. was the third winner in McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania receiving $125,000 direct from McMahon’s wallet.

Stephani Green, 22, from Lafayette, Ind. was the fourth winner in McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania receiving $98,000 of Vince McMahon’s fortune.

True to his Mr. McMahon character on Monday Night RAW, Sara Fuhrmann, 25, from Keller, Tex. was the fifth winner in McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania, receiving the princely sum of $2. Vince McMahon made it up to the next caller, Joshua Smith, 26, from Long Beach, Miss. who received $200,000 from the chairman’s bank account.

Will Frank, 33, from Meadville, Pa. was the seventh winner in McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania receiving $51,998 of Vince McMahon’s own money.

Vince McMahon saved the best for last, giving away $250,000 and saying thank you to Steven Rosenzweig, 42, from Mount Horeb, Wis. for watching Monday Night RAW.

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon will continue to give away his personal wealth for a grand total of $1 million dollars each week as long as he likes. To participate, viewers must register on wwe.com each week and then watch Monday Night RAW on USA Network to acquire the code necessary to win. Winners will be contacted live throughout each Monday Night RAW broadcast.

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Note: All winners must be confirmed in accordance with the Official Rules to claim prize, and if a winner is not so confirmed, that winner’s prize will be re-awarded.

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