Vancouver, British Columbia – A 2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 has been awarded in the Vancouver International Auto Show’s second annual Dream Car Lottery.

Jay Morrison of Richmond, B.C. held the winning ticket to the car, valued at more than $145,000. The lottery benefits communities across the province by raising funds for various charitable, non-profit and sports organizations supported by the New Car Dealers Foundation of BC. Part of the lottery proceeds will benefit Special Olympics BC, which will receive a vehicle to help further the organization’s work.

“The New Car Dealers Foundation of BC has been instrumental in helping further the goals of Special Olympics BC, having helped us raise more than $3.4 million since 1984,” said Christina Hadley, vice-president of fund development and communications for Special Olympics BC. “With partial funds raised as part of the 2011 Dream Car Lottery, we are able to look forward to a new vehicle that will help us expand our reach across the province.”

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