Paula Olson has a new lease in life

Paula Olson of Elk River has won a two-year lease on a new 2013 Chevy Volt.

She was the grand prize winner in the Go Minneapolis Getaway Sweepstakes sponsored by Meet Minneapolis. The car comes courtesy of Select Heartland Chevy Dealers.

The drawing was held March 16 at the Twin Cities Auto Show in the Minneapolis Convention Center. Brian Turner of K-TWIN and Melvin Tennant, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis, were the event emcees. Grant Osgood was also on site representing the Select Heartland Chevy dealers.

Olson was one of 17 finalists from four states who came to the Twin Cities Auto Show.

The Go Minneapolis Getaway Sweepstakes was designed as an online tourism driver to increase visitor counts to the City by Nature in first quarter 2013 and beyond. The sweepstakes was hosted on, a new website featuring a “one-stop shop for great deals and exclusive experiences” in Minneapolis.

Olson is a mother of seven, a grandmother of seven and was driving an older car with more than 200,000 miles on it.