Alaska state Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, at left, turns the drum for the first PFD education raffle with help from Gov. Mike Dunleavy, at right, on Tuesday, as Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Education Commissioner Michael Johnson, in back, watch. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)
State officials celebrated the first-ever PFD education raffle at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau on Tuesday.
With opening remarks from Gov. Mike Dunleavy and others out of the way, Education Commissioner Michael Johnson drew the first-place ticket from a large brass drum.
“James Johnson. No relation,” Johnson announced, to laughter and applause.
James Johnson won $17,396.
The second-place prize of $8,698 went to Joshua Foster, third place went to Dantasia James for $4,349 and fourth place went to Laura Hayes with $2,174.50.