AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Solutions announced its first round of winners that were randomly selected on October 8, 2012, as part of its Thanks a Million giveaway, an opportunity for residents and businesses throughout Ohio to win cash prizes and secure a low electric generation price for four or seven years. From now until October 31, 2012, all eligible Ohio residents and businesses that enroll in a FirstEnergy Solutions electric generation offer will automatically be entered into the giveaway.
To date, four businesses have won $50,000 each, four residential winners have won $25,000 each, and FirstEnergy Solutions will give $50,000 to each residential winner's local school district to use for an under-funded program, supplies or however they see fit.
H. Dale Allison of Munroe Falls, Ohio, was the first residential winner selected. "I have never won anything like this in my life," said Allison. "All three of my sons went to Stow-Munroe Falls schools and they are all doing very well for themselves today. So, I feel like this is my way of giving back. Because of my entry, the Stow-Munroe Falls schools are receiving $50,000."
Stow-Munroe Falls Schools Superintendent Russell Jones said, "We are thrilled to find out this wonderful news! On behalf of the Board of Education, our students, staff and the entire community, I wish to sincerely thank FirstEnergy Solutions for this incredibly generous gift to our school district. Congratulations and thank you to community member Dale Allison for making it possible for our district to be a recipient of this wonderful award. We will be sure to put the dollars into an account that directly benefits the maximum number of students possible."
"As an Ohio-based company, FirstEnergy Solutions is committed to helping ensure the people and businesses in this state continue to thrive, which is why we created our Thanks a Million giveaway," said Trent Smith, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for FirstEnergy Solutions. "It's a good boost to our economy and it directly benefits eight Ohio school districts with much-needed funding."
FirstEnergy Solutions is also making long-term fixed price offers available to residents and businesses interested in locking in an electric generation price for four or seven years.
"Our PriceControl offers are a great opportunity for residents and businesses to take advantage of today's historically low prices in the energy market," said Smith. "And by enrolling in a stable PriceControl offer and locking in a low fixed price for four or seven years, customers could potentially see considerable savings over the long term."
Ohio residents and businesses can sign up to receive 6.99 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on electric generation until 2019, or 6.49 cents per kWh until 2016. To enroll or for more information, residents can call 1-855-849-2645 or go online to www.ThanksaMillionOhio.com.
No purchase necessary to play or win. Purchase will not improve chances. Void where prohibited. Game begins August 1, 2012 and ends October 31, 2012. Eligibility restrictions apply. Eight individual $25,000 prizes; eight $50,000 school donations; eight business $50,000 prizes. Odds dependent upon number of eligible entries received. Official Rules are available at www.ThanksaMillionOhio.com. Sponsor is FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., 341 White Pond Dr., Akron, OH 44320, www.FES.com.
FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is one of the nation's largest providers of competitive electric generation supply, serving two million customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois.
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