Ramsey, who lives in the Fillmore area, has entered the Brazil Rotary Club 4th of July Celebration grand prize drawing for three years now.
On June 30, as the Van Dells performed at the Forest Park Bandshell, Ramsey elected to purchase a chance to win the 2010 grand prize.
At 11:06 p.m., July 4, he got his phone call.
"When I got the phone call, I was just dropping my daughters off," Ramsey said. "I thought, 'who is calling me at this hour?' I had to pull over. I thought I was dreaming."
Ramsey received his grand prize earnings Wednesday during the Rotary Club's weekly meeting.
He said he plans to use the money for two of his four children, who will be gearing up for school soon. In addition, he plans to use the money to pay some bills and possibly take a trip.
"It will be put to good use," Ramsey said.