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$5,000 Awarded to 2019 QuitCash Challenge Winner

Jason Drake of Wabasha was the $5,000 winner of the QuitCash Challenge contest. Jason was one of the more than 1,200 Minnesotans who entered the Challenge, a quit-and-win contest sponsored by QUITPLAN® Services and ClearWay MinnesotaSM. Jason remained tobacco-free through the contest month of April 2019 and was randomly selected as the grand prize winner. Jason smoked for 26 years and had unsuccessfully tried to quit in the past. Recently, ClearWay Minnesota and QUITPLAN Services celebrated Jason’s accomplishment and presented him with a grand prize check.

The year’s QuitCash Challenge was the final quit-and-win contest sponsored by QUITPLAN Services. Since the first contest in 2008, thousands of Minnesotans from around the state have participated in the QuitCash Challenge as they seek to quit smoking. Additionally, the contest provides an opportunity to inform Minnesotans about all the free help available to quit through QUITPLAN Services.

“We congratulate everyone who entered The QuitCash Challenge and made a change toward a healthier life,” said David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer at ClearWay Minnesota. “We are thrilled that the QuitCash Challenge helped motivate Jason and others to quit. We want every Minnesotan to know that when they are ready to quit, QUITPLAN Services is here to help.”

Launched by ClearWay Minnesota in 2001, QUITPLAN Services offers all Minnesotans year-round, free access to phone coaching, text messaging and email support, quit guides and free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. Minnesotans can find out about all the free help to quit tobacco through QUITPLAN Services by visiting or calling 1-888-354-PLAN (7526).