ARLINGTON, Va. — An Army specialist from Fort Lewis, Wash., won $100,000 in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Burger King “Loot Camp Sweepstakes,” AAFES officials announced Tuesday.

Specialist Milton Timothy, 24, won the Burger King/AAFES 2002 “Loot Camp” game that ran for six weeks in 2002, from Sept. 16 to Oct. 27. Burger King patrons collected paper tabs from food containers, with money and prizes awarded to people whose tabs spelled the words “loot” and “camp.”

Timothy was able to spell “loot” with the tabs he received and ended up winning the grand prize of $100,000, the largest dollar amount ever awarded to an AAFES Burger King contest winner.

“It feels good, but I can’t believe it,” Timothy said in a prepared statement issued by AAFES. “I didn’t even think I was going to win.”

First Sgt. Steven Rosales said in the statement that he was delighted with his soldier’s good fortune.

“It’s great to have someone you work with win,” Rosales said, describing his company as “pretty much a Burger King unit.”

A native of the tiny Pacific island of Kosrae, Timothy has three sisters and five brothers, including a brother who serves in the Navy.

He was to receive his check Wednesday from the AAFES commander, Maj. Gen. Kathy Frost, during a ceremony at Fort Lewis.

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