Starting at noon today, somebody will win a prize every five minutes. Maybe even $1 million.
Today is day two of a three-day Bonanza Extravaganza fundraiser, hosted by Hagerstown's career firefighters at Hagerstown Speedway.
Proceeds from the tickets, which were sold prior to the fundraiser for $100 each, will go to a good cause, said Rick Conrad, event organizer and spokesman for Hagerstown's International Association of Firefighters Local 1605. All profits will go to the union's nonprofit foundation, which provides money to local charities, said Conrad, who works for the Hagerstown Fire Department.
The fundraiser is the first of its kind, Conrad said.
Organizers are expecting 10,000 people today. The event has sold out, though organizers were selling one-day guest passes to visitors on Friday.
There will be music, gaming tables, and food and alcohol vendors at the speedway, but most ticket-holders are calling today "Prize Day."