Question: On May 17 1988 Carlton was playing in the East

On May 17, 1988, Carlton was playing in the East End Open Golf Tournament. When he arrived at the ninth tee, he found a new Chevrolet Beretta, together with signs which proclaimed: “HOLE-IN-ONE wins this 1988 Chevrolet Beretta GT Courtesy of Kerry-Lane Chevy $49.00 OVER FACTORY INVOICE in Paloma.” Carlton aced the ninth hole and attempted to claim his prize. Kerry-Lane refused to deliver the car, however. Kerry-Lane had offered the car as a prize for a charity golf tournament sponsored by the Hershey-Paloma Sertoma Club two days earlier and had neglected to remove the car and signs prior to Carlton’s hole-in-one. Carlton sued to compel delivery of the car. Would the doctrine of mistake provide a ground for Kerry-Lane to avoid the contract?

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