(right) - Kevin Lewis (left) - Kevin L. Lewis
CINCINNATI, OHIO - This past Saturday night was a lucky night for Kevin Lewis, both of them.
Cheers and applaud went up as Kevin L. Lewis (remember the "L," it's significant), 52, was named as the 2nd of three winners of $1 million promotional giveaway by the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinatti.
"When I heard my name I said God finally gave me a big win.... a lot of screaming and a lot of happiness being at the right place at the right time," he said.
The Horseshoe Casino in Cincinatti
The thing was, was that Lewis was not the same Kevin Lewis that the casino was looking for.
Jennifer Kulczycki, communication director for the casino's parent company Rock Game LLC. explained that there were two men with the same name that had entered the giveaway.
Kevin Lewis (not Kevin L. Lewis) was the actual winner of the giveaway and was at home went his name was announced. It was only after Kevin L. Lewis stood before cameras to accept his prize that casino leadership realized that the second Kevin Lewis was the correct winner.
"This was our blunder," said Horseshoe Casino Senior VP Kevin Kline (a lot of Kevins in this story), "So, consistent with our commitment to do the right thing for our guests, Horseshoe awarded a $1 million prize to each of the men."
A corporation doing the moral thing? A casino no less? If that's not a sign of the apocalypse, I don't know what is.-EE