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March 25, 2011

LaVale man winner of Visa’s Super Bowl for Life contest

CUMBERLAND — Tyler Weber, a 24-year-old Frostburg resident, is the winner of the Super Bowl for Life Sweespstakes from NFL sponsor Visa and will be attending a five-day trip for two to Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium next year in Indianapolis. His winning entry came from using his My Bank! First United Bank & Trust Visa card at a convenience store in LaVale.

“I used my card to buy either gas or soda, I can’t remember which. I didn’t believe it was real at first,” said Weber.

Phil Rodeheaver, market president of First United, presented Weber with his check Thursday at the Harrison Street branch of the bank.

“We are thrilled to have a local resident win a national sweepstakes like this,” said Rodeheaver. “It is an even bigger thrill that the winning entry came from using our My Bank! First United Visa card.”

Weber’s grandmother Charlotte Weber, who attended the presentation, said, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. I couldn’t believe that he won.”

From Sept. 9 through Dec. 31, Visa cardholders in the United States were automatically entered for a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl for life when they used their Visa cards.

Weber opted for the cash prize and plans to invest most of his money. He won $200,000, according to the sweepstakes prize contest information.

First United Corp. operates a full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust, with a network of community offices in Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland as well as Mineral, Hardy, Berkeley and Monongalia counties in West Virginia.

Contact Elaine Blaisdell at eblaisdell@times-news.com.

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