Awards its Golden Ticket Winner

Mar 22, 2011, 11:30 ET from

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carry and Christy Gandy and their three children, Brantley, Matthew and Allen Collins are the third winners of's Golden Ticket Sweepstakes.

The Gandy family pulled up to the Landmark Resort in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, March 4 after a long drive from Goldsboro, N.C. During check-in they were told they had won a free stay at the resort. Little did they know, when they would head down for breakfast later that morning, a bigger surprise would be waiting for them. A team from the resort and were there to award them with the Golden Ticket grand prize package and a "trip of a lifetime."

The Golden Ticket Package awarded the Gandy Family with a free Landmark Resort vacation, as well as an upgrade to their accommodations. It includes daily breakfast for the family of five at the Gazebo Restaurant at the resort.

In addition to their free stay, other prizes awarded included meals from The Original Benjamin's Calabash Seafood, Damon's Grill, Shuckers at Broadway at the Beach and Planet Hollywood. Arrowhead Country Club provided a free round of golf and mini golf passes were also included. Five passes to Ripley's Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theatre were a big hit with the kids. Rounding up the extensive list of prizes were tickets to ONE: The Show at the Alabama Theatre and five tickets to Hooray for Hollywood at the Palace Theatre. The Golden Ticket Package was valued at over $1,500 worth of accommodations and prizes.

Mrs. Gandy laughed and said her first thought after being announced the winner was, "what's the catch?!" The family smiled with excitement and posed for the camera as they accepted their amazing prize. "We were so excited! Incredible prize package from Vacation Myrtle Beach," Mrs. Gandy posted on her Facebook status. "Thank you Vacation Myrtle Beach for the weekend of a lifetime." has thirteen different resorts along the Grand Strand, each with something new and exciting to offer its visitors. You can sign up to win the next Golden Ticket when you book through any of the resorts and fill out an official entry form. A new winner is selected four times a year and is notified when they check into their resort. For more information on how to win the next one, visit or to enter, visit