It's a win-win for couple who takes home Tesla in raffle

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by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Diane Osland and her husband, Dan Atkinson, bought five tickets for $100 each and picked the winning number in a fantastic Tesla sedan raffle for Garfield High School on Friday night.

"It's beautiful, sleek looking. I was surprised. I didn’t know a lot about them and it’s like ....wow...this car is gorgeous,” said Osland.

The all-electric Tesla sells for $85,000.

The raffle was a huge success, with 1,650 tickets sold. After paying for the car, Garfield will net $78,000 to pay for special tutoring for students.

And here's the irony.  Diane spent years raising money for Garfield, when her kids were students there.

"It’s great for the school. They raised a lot of money,” she said.

They call it a win-win, and the couple says they'll gladly buy a Tesla raffle ticket at the school auction again next year.

"She's driving this one.  I need one now,” said Atkinson.

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