Big Sister Boston holds 35th annual car raffle for BMW, Vermont man Kent Kerchak wins

BOSTON – A Vermont man won big Thursday at the 35th annual car raffle hosted by Big Sister Boston.

The raffle was held in downtown Boston and Melissa Steffy of Herb Chambers BMW spun the wheel to pick the winner’s name. WBZ TV’s Lisa Hughes got the honor of calling Kent Kerchak to tell him he won a BMW 230i.

Kerchak was at the veterinarian’s with his dog at the time of the call. Hughes said Kerchak has been buying raffle tickets for the car drawing for the past 30 years.

The raffle provides support to about 1,200 mentoring relationships between big and little sisters in Boston.