SOURCE: Buddig Lunchmeats

April 18, 2013 12:06 ET

Carl Buddig Awards $50,000 Grand Prize in Dream Big Giveaway

Family Owned Company Personally Delivers Check

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - April 18, 2013) -  Carl Buddig & Co., the maker of popular Buddig lunchmeats and Old Wisconsin sausage and meat snack products, is proud to announce the winner of its $50,000 Dream Big Giveaway, retired United States Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier, Johnny Lutz, of Madisonville, Ky. The Dream Big Giveaway sweepstakes began on Oct. 2 and ended Dec. 31, 2012.

Recently, Buddig family member Tom Buddig, executive vice president marketing, personally presented the check to Lutz and his wife, Gayle, at their home in Kentucky before enjoying lunch and spending the afternoon with them. 

Upon receiving the check, Lutz exclaimed, "It still all seems like a dream to us!" He and his wife of 50 years haven't decided how they're going to spend their winnings yet, but are considering a new wedding band to celebrate their Golden Anniversary. 

Lutz, a mail carrier for 32 years with two sons and four grandchildren, was one of nearly 80,000 participants in the Dream Big Giveaway sweepstakes. Entrants were asked to collect a combination of game tokens from product stickers on specially marked packaging, online via Facebook, by email or by mail for a chance to win the $50,000 Grand Prize. In addition to the Grand Prize, Buddig awarded hundreds of first and second instant-win prizes, including gas grills and other prizes. The sweepstakes was open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia over the age of 18. No purchase or payment was necessary to enter. The Grand Prize winner was selected through a random drawing.

The Dream Big Giveaway is the latest in a series of successful promotions offered by Carl Buddig & Co. since mid-2011. This summer Buddig will kick off a "Family Road Trip" promotion in July and the next Dream Big Giveaway returns in October.

About Carl Buddig & Company
Based in Homewood, Ill, Carl Buddig & Co. has been feeding family traditions for more than 70 years with the very best in taste, variety and convenience. Carl Buddig & Co. is the family-owned parent company of Buddig lunchmeat and Old Wisconsin hardwood smoked sausage and snack products. Buddig offers an assortment of quality, thin-sliced lean meats for sandwiches, snacks and special recipes including Buddig Original, Deli Cuts and Fix Quix products. Old Wisconsin sausage and meat snack products are handcrafted and smoked over real hardwood fires. To learn more, visit and

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