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PUBLISHED: 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Juneau resident wins $5,000
On a raining Saturday afternoon, Juneau resident Joe Castillo experienced a personal sunny moment when he walked away with $5,000 courtesy of local radio stations, Taku 105 and 630 KJNO.

Castillo, after having his name drawn from over 500 qualifiers had the opportunity to play the game High Fives to win $5, 10, 20 or 105,000. Once his name was drawn, he knew he had won at least $5,000.

To play Castillo selected from numbered envelopes. He was allowed to choose until he had five matching amounts.


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  "The Real" Jeff McCoy and Sharon from the Taku 105 Morning Crew stand on either side of the High Five's winner Joe Castillo as he shows off his $5,000 prize at Western Auto Marine on July 28.
"Anything will do," Castillo said before he began playing. He had no real strategy has he simply chose randomly.

Excitement exploded among the hundreds watching on in the parking lot of Western Auto Marine as Castillo's second pick was for $105,000. Castillo admits his heart, "skipped a beat." He also drew chances for $10,000, and $20,000. Finally, he was still a big winner with five matches for $5,000.

"I'm coming down from cloud nine," Castillo said from his home the following day. The winnings came just in time for his daughter's birthday. He plans to send her part of his prize to repair her car and go out to celebrate. Then he will have his turn as he buys a few true Alaskan necessities, a new rod and reel and hunting rifle. Castillo said he appreciates having this opportunity from radio stations, Taku 105 and 630 KJNO. This was the largest prize he's ever won. He now understands what is meant by you must "enter to win."


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