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VIDEO: Queen Creek resident wins $100,000 in Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway

Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 14:31:55-05

Queen Creek resident Jennifer Stathopoulos won $100,000 for tuition at halftime of the Big 12 Championship Game in Dallas on Saturday.

Stathopoulos beat out her competitor in a halftime football throwing competition to earn the award, and she appeared shocked when she learned she had won the competition. She said the money will help her pursue her dream to become a nurse practitioner.

"This is just truly amazing," Stathopoulos said after winning the $100k. "I just want to thank my family and friends, and God, and most of all, Dr Pepper for this amazing opportunity."

Per Dr Pepper: "The finalists, ranging from 18-24 years old, were selected based on video submissions to Dr Pepper, explaining how the tuition money will help them make an impact in the world." A total of 20 contestants are competing for $1 million in tuition across five conference championship games this weekend.