New Jersey Woman Wins $10,000 Grand Prize as Part of Hostess® "CupCake Jackpot" Promotion

Hostess Chocolate CupCakes Voted #1 Squiggle-Topped Treat in Promotion's Online Consumer Poll

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostess®, the maker of America's most iconic snack cakes announced that Little Egg Harbor, NJ resident Tricia Botbyl, is the $10,000 grand prize winner of the recent "CupCake Jackpot" promotion.

Coinciding with the introduction of new Hostess Strawberry CupCakes, the "CupCake Jackpot" promotion kicked off this spring asking consumers to try their luck and "spin" the online CupCake Flavor Wheel for the opportunity to win the $10,000 grand prize or one of over 300 daily prizes. Mrs. Botbyl had the right touch with her spin and landed on the $10,000 grand prize spot, earning a sweet reward.

Consumers taking part in the "CupCake Jackpot" promotion were also asked to vote for their favorite Hostess CupCake flavor in an online poll.  With all the votes counted, the classic Chocolate CupCake won out over Hostess' other varieties of the squiggle-topped treats. In the final tally: Chocolate CupCakes received 7,513 votes, Golden CupCakes got 4,876 votes, new Strawberry CupCakes earned 3,234 votes and Orange CupCakes took the final spot with 1,015 votes.

More than 126,000 consumers took part in this exciting promotion. Over 300 daily prizes, including cash, a one-year supply of Hostess® CupCakes, Hostess® prize packs, and Flip Video™ cameras with customized squiggle skins were awarded to Hostess fans across the country.  

Hostess Brands, Inc. is one of the nation's largest providers of fresh-baked bread and sweet goods, sold under various brand names including Wonder®, Merita®, Home PrideNature's Pride®, Hostess®, Drake's®, and Dolly Madison. The Company is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

SOURCE Hostess