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26-Year Toyota Employee Wins 10 Millionth Camry in Raffle

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 8/28/2014 Alex Nishimoto

When you've worked at the same job for 26 years, it's nice to receive a little recognition. That's exactly what Toyota factory worker Tom Keith got recently. Call it fate, call it luck, call it karma -- Keith was the winner of the 10 millionth Toyota Camry built, which was raffled off among the 7000 workers at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky. plant.

Keith works in the Quality Control department, and has been with Toyota for 26 years. Toyota says he is one of the remaining team members of the roughly 200 original employees that worked at the plant when the first U.S.-built Camry rolled off the line in 1988. To celebrate the most recent Camry production milestone, and to reward the factory workers that helped make it possible, Toyota decided to raffle off the 10 millionth example. Tom Keith And 2014 Toyota Camry© Provided by MotorTrend Tom Keith And 2014 Toyota Camry

“I’m in shock,” Keith said in a release after he found out his name had been drawn. “I’m going to surprise my wife. She works at the Scott County Library and drives a 2007 Avalon. I’m going to go over there this afternoon, move her car out and park the new Camry in her space. She’s going to scream.”

If nothing else, the news is proof that sometimes the universe can be fair after all.

Source: Toyota

Tom Keith Inside 2014 Toyota Camry© Provided by MotorTrend Tom Keith Inside 2014 Toyota Camry

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