"I've got a golden ticket!" BYU students compete in Willy Wonka-style contest
(KUTV) A unique contest is resulting in some sweet rewards at Brigham Young University.
The Mormon-owned school is celebrating its 20th year as the number one “Stone-Cold Sober” school in America, as ranked by the Princeton Review.
To mark this occasion, school officials came up with a non-alcoholic celebration.
“We are having a golden ticket contest,” said BYU spokesperson Natalie Ipson.
In the spirit of Willy Wonka, five lucky people who find golden tickets will receive a year’s supply of BYU chocolate milk and a tour of the chocolate milk factory.
Skyler Anderton, a sophomore from Springville, found his ticket in a chocolate milk bottle he bought in a vending machine.
“My chocolate milk was the last one on that row,” Anderton said. “You can’t pass up free chocolate milk!”
Chelsea Allen found a ticket, too.
“I was like, guys, I am a chocolate milk enthusiast!” said the energetic freshman from Ohio. “This is the best day of my life!”
Two other winning tickets were claimed this week. The final ticket will be given out on Friday. BYU gives out clues on social media to help people find the spot where the winning tickets are hidden.
The lucky five will get to spend the next year chugging away. And next week, they’ll go on the grand tour.
“Studio C's Stacey Harkey is our Willy Wonka,” Ipson said. “He may have an Oompa Loompa or two on the tour with him.”
“I feel like Charlie,” said Allen, referring to the book and movies that made golden tickets famous. “This is a dream come true!”