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Auto dealer gives $10K in Mavericks contest

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - In a sort of post-post celebration of the Dallas Mavericks' NBA championship, one East Texan is $10,005 richer today, thanks to a Kilgore car dealership.

Patterson Chevrolet gave away $10,005 as part of their Mavericks victory celebration.

It all came about after the dealership promised to pay up if the Mav's threw up 105 points in the final game. The Mav's came through, and so did the dealership.

Nearly 800 contestants entered for a chance to win by sending text messages. Their names were drawn in reverse, until only one name was left Karin Barrera of Tyler won the money

"We always try to come up with something that hopefully will sell cars in the long run get our name out there and anything that involves the community," says Patterson General Manager Kirk Wallace.

Miss Barrera, a student in Tyler, says she will use part of the money to pay for tuition at TJC.

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