13-Apr-2010 Source: STARS
The STARS Lottery has sold out again this year thanks to the generous support of Albertans. This yearâ€™s lottery generated over $10 million net for the non-profit charitable organization.
â€œThe STARS Lottery is the single largest source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky and continue providing airborne intensive care to critically ill and injured patients,â€ says Dr. Greg Powell, STARS President and CEO. â€œThanks to the generous support of Albertans the lottery has sold out for the 17th year in a row.â€
Draws for all prizes will be finalized on April 23. The top ten prize winners will be published in daily newspapers throughout Alberta, and all winners will be notified in writing and listed on the STARS website.
Grand prizes this year include four new fully furnished homes in Lethbridge, Calgary, St. Albert and Sylvan Lake, as well as a truck and fifth wheel RV package.
The early bird draw took place on April 6. Stan and Noreen Ness from Fox Creek won the $100,000 prize, and Kwong Leong from Edmonton won the 2010 Mercedes-Benz, with a seven-day all-inclusive dream vacation for two at the 5-star Grand Sirenas Resort on the Mayan Riviera, Mexico, plus $3,000 cash.
Mr. Ness said they support STARS and buy the lottery often, and that although they buy from other lotteries as well, they have never won a major prize. “Weâ€™ve never won anything other than two dollars,â€ said Stan. â€œAnd that doesn’t go very far!”
The STARS Lottery has helped fund over 19,000 missions since 1985. By rallying around the STARS Lottery, Albertans have helped ensure continuing service to 94 per cent of Albertaâ€™s population. This includes continued patient care, education and outreach in urban, rural and remote areas, and funding for the STARS Emergency Link Centre.
For more information about the STARS Lottery visit www.starslottery.ca. Lottery license number 284460.