I wrote David Seagraves, CEO of Sumter Regional, to let him know that many here at LP were pulling (and voting) for Sumter to win the Siemens MRI. I took the liberty of telling him what a great online family/community this is and that it just happens to include a great bunch of GA residents too. I explained that our CBW, Todd, afforded LP members the ability to discuss here a wide range of subjects in addition to all things lottery. I acknowleged that the LP effort was one of many online, personal and group efforts that stepped up to help, but I wanted to share my pride in the LP Family being involved in this endeavor.
I received a very nice email letter from Mr. Seagraves today. He asked that I convey his thanks and that of Sumter Regional Hospital to Lottery Post members for their support in both voting and spreading the word. He stated he had actually been contacted by several individuals and groups nationwide and worldwide, but he was quite impressed with the potential number of people we may have reached on LP. He went on to express his optimism and hope that the nearly 100,000 vote lead Sumter held would hold through midnight. His response was very warm, very personable, and I was impressed he took valuable time out to respond.
Sumter faced stiff competition from big city giants like LA and New York - Every single vote has counted enormously when you look at cities who measure their population in the millions and compare that to Americus.
Siemens will announce the winner in the upcoming days of January. If Sumter wins, LP members will have had a direct hand in making it happen and should be very proud of their efforts.