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An ‘Overnight’ miracle

ExperienceDanielle Samaniego, Gap Inc. BloggerComment

Scott Rowe’s whole life changed overnight.

The military veteran was spending 120 days a year working overseas. So he made sure to make the most of his time at home before having to head out again over Christmas last year.

But it was one spontaneous Black Friday shopping trip to Old Navy that would alter Scott’s course forever. He was the lucky winner of the brand’s first-ever “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway. In an instant he went from packing his bags to doing what he couldn’t afford to do for far too long—spend Christmas with his two young daughters. 

“Winning ‘Overnight Millionaire’ was an answer to all of our prayers,” said Rowe. “Last year was my first Christmas home in four years. I’m so grateful to have new opportunities that keep us bonded as a family.”

Since winning last year, Scott was able to quit his overseas job and pursue his dream of attending the Police Academy. He is now a police officer in Central Texas and has been able to build a college fund for his daughters and invest in real estate.

This year Old Navy is bringing back “Overnight Millionaire” with better odds of winning than the last go-round. The first 100 Old Navy shoppers at every North American store when it opens on Black Friday will be given a chance to win the $1 million jackpot.

“We are honored to kick off the holiday shopping season by giving back to our customers, who give to us all year long,” said Steve Stickel, Old Navy Head of Stores. "We look forward to changing the life of the Overnight Millionaire winner, treating 1,000 customers to an unforgettable shopping spree and making everyone feellike a winner with our best deals of the year.”

The “Overnight Millionaire” winner will be randomly selected on November 28 at 7 p.m. ET. Full rules can be found at www.oldnavy.com/million.