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Land O'Lakes woman wins Lay's Potato Chips million dollar prize

Lay's Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips (courtesy of Flickr).
Lay's Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips (courtesy of Flickr).

LAND O'LAKES, WI (WTAQ) - A northern Wisconsin woman has won a national contest to come up with the next great potato chip.

Karen Weber-Mendham of Land O’Lakes won a million dollars Monday night in the “Do Us a Flavor” contest put on since last summer by Lay’s Potato Chips.

She created a Cheesy Garlic Bread chip that was one of three finalists chosen from around 3.8 million entries.

Weber-Mendham’s chip then beat out Chicken and Waffles and Sriracha in an online vote.

Actress Eva Longoria presented the prize during a ceremony Monday night. Before she won, Weber-Mendham told WSAW-TV in Wausau that she’d use the money to help her three children go to college – and she might get a used car and shoes.

In her words, “I’m too middle class to go really crazy.”

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