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Seattle car dealer must pay $420,000 after Seahawks shutout

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A local car dealership has been forced to pay out $420,000 in prize money after the Seattle Seahawks secured a 23-0 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, reports

The costly promotion - run by Jet Chevrolet in Federal Way, Wash - will see 12 lucky winners take home $35,000 each, after an unlikely shutout at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Pete Carroll's team have been in fine form away from CenturyLink Field this season, and recorded their sixth road win in emphatic fashion, after holding the hosts to 181 yards.

"This is crazy," reflected dealership owner Jim Johnson. "We never expected that we'd actually be giving away the money."

Jet Chevrolet had actually been hoping to run the promotion a week ago, when the Seahawks took on the San Francisco 49ers, but needed more time to ensure the contest complied with state regulations.

The Washington-based franchise actually lost that encounter 17-19, meaning that the car dealer would not have paid out had the competition taken place in Week 14.

The Seahawks (12-2) - who are already in the playoffs - are now closing in on the NFC West title and their best overall record. But, that will be little consolation to Johnson and Co, after they were left with a huge six-figure bill.

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