The holidays will be a lot brighter for one Michiana family.
That is because they are the winners of NewsCenter 16's Holiday Cash Giveaway.
Mark Passero of South Bend and his son Anthony Stopped by the WNDU studios Thursday afternoon to claim their $1,000 grand prize. Terry was on hand for the ceremonial check presentation.
Mark says the money will come in handy because he hasn't worked since the summer because of health problems.
“I always thought I had a chance. Somebody's got to win it,” said Mark Passero, Holiday Cash Giveaway winner. “I was shocked, actually I was speechless, but I recognized the voice. Christmas will be very merry.”
Mark was among 20 nightly viewers who won $200 this month.
His name was then drawn to win the grand prize of a $1,000.