LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– Excitement was in the air, as the winner of week one was chosen live for the KLFY and Giles Automotive Pay My Bills Contest.
On weekdays from Oct. 31 through Nov. 18, during KLFY’s Passe Partout, 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts, callers were prompted with a “Cue to Call” when the contest line opened. Thousands of viewers called each day for the chance to be a qualifier to win $10,000.
On Nov. 21, during the 10 p.m. newscast the first winner was chosen live from the KLFY studio. Someone’s life was about to change.
Today, we met up with the week one’s winner, Eva Touchet, as she and her husband picked up a check from Giles Nissan on Johnston St.
Mrs. Touchet is a resident in Lafayette Parish, “I was so excited,” She said, “I was alone in the living room, but my husband was already asleep. So I went and woke him up.”
Mrs. Touchet and her husband, Lauris Touchet have been married for over 60-years.
Her husband’s reaction to her saying they won was simple, “I couldn’t believe it, I just couldn’t believe it.”
The couple is planning to spend some of the contest winnings for new flooring in their home.
“She’s the boss,” Said Mr. Touchet, “Whatever she does, It’s alright with me.”
This was the second time Mrs. Touchet has won a contest in her life, she said the first contest she ever one was a pair of shoes on Meet Your Neighbor a long time ago.
Don’t forget to watch News 10 tonight as we pick week two’s Pay My Bills Contest winner.