Kennewick woman wins 10,001 bags of potato chips

Tri-City HeraldMarch 20, 2014 

A Kennewick woman recently won 10,001 bags of potato chips offered by the Washington State Potato Commission as part of celebrating National Potato Chip Day on March 14.

Lisa Chen was chosen out of a random drawing of more than 1,200 people who liked the commission's Facebook page during the past month and shared one of the contest announcement posts with her Facebook friends.

"I entered because my son heard about the giveaway and he told me that I should sign up. Then he forgot to enter for himself," she said in a statement.

Each individual-size bag is wrapped in a special foil used only by the commission that features facts about Washington state's potato industry, according to a news release.

The bags are filled with chips made from fresh Washington potatoes, thanks to a partnership with Tim's Cascade Snacks.

Chen said she's still trying to figure out what to do with all the potato chips.

She plans to donate some to a food bank, share some with her children's youth group for fundraising activities and give some to her brother and sister-in-law, teachers in the Seattle area, to use at their schools.

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