Clovis woman wins trip to Ellen’s 12 Days of Giveaways. ‘My heart is still pumping,’ she says

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Ellen DeGeneres loves to get people dancing, so CBS 47 and Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino partnered to send one lucky viewer and a friend to Ellen’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.

Hundreds of you submitted your dance videos.

Some were creative, some hilarious and some just adorable, but only one person was randomly selected.

Last week, with our partners from Chukchansi, the marketing director and I made the winning call.

It was a call Molly Yang of Clovis won’t forget, although initially she didn’t think it was real.  

These tickets are something she has been trying to get for years, she says, and days later picking up the tickets at our station, things got real.

“I didn’t believe it,” Yang says. “I’m going to wait until I get an email confirming it.”

The day of the show we caught up with Molly and her sister-in-law Keo Xiong at their hotel.

“It was so surreal, I didn’t believe her,” Xiong says. “I didn’t think that she submitted the video.”

The two, overwhelmed with anticipation, says they talked about seeing Ellen in person from the time they left Clovis until they arrived in Los Angeles.

Ellen’s 12 days of Giveaways is one of the biggest talk show events of the season.

Beyond guest like Jennifer Aniston and Dolly Partron, there was, of course, the amazing gifts.

One in particular brought a huge smile to the crowd.

“You’re all getting a six-day, five-night stay and the Beach Palace in Cancun,” Ellen announced.

After the show, we caught up with Yang and her sister-in-law.

“My heart is still pumping,” she says.

An amazing time with family and great gifts that started with a billboard of Ellen they saw in the lobby of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino while having a fun night out.

Yang says, “It was an eye catcher with Ellen being there as well. (I thought) oh my gosh, I have to do this. I might not win, but I have to try it.”

Other giveaways the audience received were:

1. 300 Lyft Gift Card                                                                                   
2. JBL LINK 10                                                                                         
3. JBL LINK 300                                                                                      
4. Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal                                                             
5. $250 Gift Card                                                       
6. 6-day, 5-night all-inclusive trip for two people at Beach Palace Cancun with round-trip airport transfers.

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