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Million dollar potato chip winner meets and greets


Karen Weber-Mendham of Land O' Lakes still can't believe her potato chip idea netted her a million dollar prize.

"I was numb, I still can't believe it happened. It's just hard to believe because you never think you'll come out a winner,"  said Weber-Mendham.

She entered the Do Us A Flavor contest offered by Lay's, on its Facebook page.

Her suggestion was for Lay's to add a Cheesy Garlic Bread flavor to its lineup.

She liked the flavor because she says her three kids often request garlic bread at restaurants.

Online voters like the idea too, and Weber-Mendham's idea was named the winner.

She is now visiting Trig's grocery stores to promote the chips in Minocqua, Rhinelander and Eagle River.

As for the winnings, she plans to use the money for her children's educations.

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