Wichitan Kanisha Garner is on her way to Los Angeles for an experience of the lifetime. Out of nearly 180,000 entries from across the country, Garner was selected as the grand prize winner of the 2015 VIP BET Awards Weekend Sweepstakes sponsored by Cricket. This weekend, she’s at the undisputed creme de la creme of urban entertainment awards, and in all places — Los Angeles.

Garner was recognized as the award winner at a special presentation at the Cricket Wireless store on South Seneca, Wichita, on Sat., June 18. Included in Garner’s prize package is:

      •Airfare and a four-day, three-night stay June 24-27 in Los Angeles for two. 

      •$500 in spending money.

      •Two tickets to two BET Experience concerts at the Staples Center.

      •Two tickets to the 2016 BET Awards.

      •Two passes to the Afterparty Live Post-Show Green Room Lounge.

      •A new Samsung Galazy S7 with one year of Cricket Wireless service.

      •A one-year free subscription of Deezer music service. 

“I can’t believe I’m going to the BET Awards,” said Garner. “I never expected it. I don’t have much money and I have five kids. I’m just your average everyday person,” said Garner. “I watched the show all these years and never once did I think I would be there.”

The BET Awards air live on Sun., June 26, 7 PM CT and Garner will be in the place. Returning this year as hosts are Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Expected performers include Usher, Alicia Keys, Future, and Janelle Monae. A special tribute to Prince was recently announced as part of the show. 

Cricket, which is presenting sponsor of the 2016 BET Awards Afterparty Live Post Show, launched the sweepstakes on May 4, 2016. From May 4-31, individuals could enter the sweepstake by visiting any Cricket Wireless store, participating GameStop stores or online at www.cricketsweepstakes.com. 

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