Consumers Credit Union gives three lucky winners a total of $50,000 in Fresh Start Home Sweepstakes

KALAMAZOO, MI (May 10, 2022) — Consumers Credit Union recently gave away $50,000 in total cash prizes to help make home project dreams come true as part of the Fresh Start Home Sweepstakes.

This year, Consumers awarded $10k, $15k and $25k to three lucky, randomly selected winners: Tim Matyasi, Keith Green and .Patti Gibson

Matyasi, winner of the $10,000 award, has been a member since 2016 and frequently banks at the Consumers Washington office in Holland. He and his wife are looking forward to using their winnings on projects around the house.

“We are definitely excited,” said Matyasi. “We’re going to do some home improvements, possibly the floor and central air.”

The $15,000 prize was awarded to Green, a seven-year member whose wife helped him enter the sweepstakes. The family plans to use the additional cash to help fund a safe space for their dog to play.

“I’m planning to put in a fence around my house for my dog, and they’re not cheap,” said Green.

Gibson has been a member with Consumers since 2008. After 15 years of regularly banking at our Coldwater office, she was presented with the Fresh Start Home Sweepstakes grand prize – $25,000! Gibson plans to use her winnings to free up her cash flow.

“I’m so excited. I never win anything,” said Gibson. “I’m going to put this money toward my emergency savings and pay down some debt – so, thank you!”

“We’ve seen the cost of home improvements rise this year which make our sweepstakes even more meaningful to our members,” said Consumers President & CEO Kit Snyder. “Consumers loves helping member improve their financial lives and Fresh Start is such a fun way to do that.”

Eligible to members and non-members, there were three ways to enter the sweepstakes: automatic enrollment when a mortgage, home equity loan or home equity line of credit was applied for through Consumers; a mail-in form was completed; or an online form was submitted.


About Consumers Credit Union

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Consumers Credit Union is a full-service financial institution and a leader in digital banking technology, mortgages and business lending. Consumers has more than $2.1 billion in assets. Locally owned since 1951, Consumers serves more than 134,000 individuals and businesses through 27 offices located in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Coldwater, Lansing and up the Lakeshore, with member access to 30,000+ free CO-OP Network ATMs nationwide. For details, visit


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