SIDNEY, NE – A John Deere lawn mower has a new home.

98.7 The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country Off The Rails giveaway ended September 1.

In the end, Laurie Kohlschmidt won the grand prize.

Over the summer, the radio station picked up people’s guesses on how far they thought the mower would go on a single tank of gas. About 2,000 people ventured to guess.

On Wednesday everyone discovered the correct answer as we filled the mower’s 3.3 gallon tank and drove it north on Route 385 from Sidney.

The John Deere arrived just north of Dalton before running out of gas 23.1 miles from its trip. Kohlschmidt was the only one to guess this distance.

“I was at work and when I was leaving one of my coworkers stopped and she was screaming, saying I won the lawn mower,” Kohlschmidt said.

98.7 The Big Boy and Cheyenne County Country would like to thank 21st Century Equipment and all of the participating companies who accepted entries all summer long and everyone who guessed.

We also want to acknowledge the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office who provided an escort on Wednesday.