2012 Hospitals’ Lottery winners announced

  • Jul. 4, 2012 3:20 p.m.

The winners in the 2012 Hospitals’ Lottery were announced last week after the draws took place in the grand prize dream home located in Timberlands.

A Sylvan Lake couple won the grand prize in this year’s Hospitals’ Lottery. “We’re winning a house today,” Floyd Anderson said when he told his wife Doris to take the phone with her while she worked in the garden before the draws were made.

He was right.

Doris did take the phone with her and she did get the call and the couple did win a house. They held the lucky ticket that was drawn for the Hospitals’ Lottery grand prize dream home. The couple wasted no time going to see their new home either. They joined lottery officials there for lunch that day.

The 2,800 sq. ft. home at 19 Tobin Gate was built by True Line Homes and is valued at $654,554. It was one of the 460 prizes drawn last week at the house.

The Lottery sold out prior to early bird for the first time in its history and all prizes were drawn on the early bird draw date.

The draw also left two men with a major decision to make. The prize was a 2012 Dodge Sport Crew Cab truck and a 2012 Crusader fifth wheel or $57,500 cash. The truck and fifth wheel package is worth $92,232 retail and was won by Wayne Eastcott and Guy Dorval.

The two men split the winning ticket. Dorval said he and Eastcott will have to decide what to do about the prize.

Another Sylvan Lake resident who works at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre won a major prize as well. Glenn Alward had the ticket for a vehicle draw and he can decide if he wants a new 2012 Dodge Challenger or Caravan, valued at $36,865 retail. Alward works in the Hospital’s IT department and was speechless when told of his win. He had to call back twice to confirm that he had won.

Jerry Costache from Drumheller was also a man with few words when told he had the choice between a 2012 Ford Explorer and a 2012 Ford Mustang, valued at $30,028 retail. “I’ve never won anything before,” he exclaimed in disbelief.

The names of all winners can be found on the lottery web site at www.hospitalslottery.com.

The lottery is a project of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. This year’s lottery is dedicated to giving healthcare professionals the tools they need to help all Central Albertans heal without having to travel to larger centres for treatment.

Lottery funding will help purchase pulmonary equipment for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The new equipment will aid in diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as supporting all units of the Hospital that require the regular use of respiratory equipment.