Kaplan Test Prep’s “Unlock the Good Life” Sweepstakes Winner is Auburn University Freshman Madison May

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New York, NY (February 12, 2015) – Madison May, a freshman at Auburn University from Daphne, AL, is the grand prize winner of Kaplan Test Prep’s $10,000 “Unlock the Good Life” sweepstakes. For the past decade, Kaplan’s national sweepstakes program offers college students and young professionals a cash prize to help them get a headstart on the “good life,” whether it’s more education, starting a business, paying off loans, or whatever matters most to them.

Madison May’s name was selected at random out of tens of thousands of entries from across the United States and Canada.

Madison thought nothing of it when she filled out a sweepstakes form at the local Chick-fil-A where she frequently eats breakfast with her friends. “If I have time, I always fill out sweepstakes forms,” said the 18-year-old mechanical engineering student. Luckily for her, this time she had time. When she first received the email saying she won, Madison was a bit skeptical and took a few days before responding. She did some sleuth work, discussed it with her mother and even took a screenshot of the email to make sure none of her friends had received the same email. When Madison realized it was genuine, she contacted Kaplan to claim her prize.

A volunteer at her local church, Madison says she has no plans to splurge on anything right away. “I plan to invest the money someplace where it will collect interest, for the time being, or maybe at least until graduation.” Graduate school is a possibility, but as a freshman, hard decisions on her educational path don’t have to be made immediately. As for sweepstakes doubters, Madison has some advice. “You might as well take a chance and enter. Someone has to win. In this case it was me. But next time it might be you. $10,000 will definitely help me unlock the good life in the years to come.”

For more information about the sweepstakes and its winner, contact  Russell Schaffer at russell.schaffer@kaplan.com or 212.453.7538.

About Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com)  is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses.  Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services. Additionally, Kaplan operates new economy skills training (NEST) bootcamps designed to provide immersive training in skills that are in high demand in today’s job market and prepare participants for hire.

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