Some very lucky Albertans can no longer say that they have never won anything.
A Torrington woman and her husband are the winners of the Grand Prize Dream Home from the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation Hospitals’ Home Lottery.
True-Line Contracting built the home that Danielle Robertson and her family have now won.
The home, valued at $708,000 has 2,400 sq. ft. of living space with 9 ft. ceilings and tile and cork flooring, quartz and Corian countertops, elegant finishing and an overall creative, modern design. Kitchen cupboards open up and out with a simple touch and there’s even a television placed within the mirrors of the bathroom off the master bedroom.
As to the outside, there will eventually be a putting green in the back yard amidst the landscaping.
This years’ lottery consisted of 469 prizes valued at more than $1 million.
The Ford Mustang Convertible went to Jean Currie from Alix who couldn’t believe that she had won.
“I’ve got to phone my husband, oh my God I’m grocery shopping,” said Currie when she was told about her four-wheel, shiny prize.
And while most people are happy or in shock, one winner was concerned that someone was pulling his leg when he was told he had won the Dodge Journey.
Tony Stiles from Airdrie said “seriously… or is this someone pulling my leg?”, after he was told what he had won in the lottery draw.
Once he confirmed that he had bought tickets for the lottery and he was convinced it was true, he was excited and said timing couldn’t be better because his vehicle is not in great shape.
Phyllis Vincent from Pine Lake won the Harley Davidson and was concerned about who to give it to because she has two grandsons.
“This grandma just won a motorcycle?” said Vincent.
The Honda CR-Z was won by Ruby Scott from Rocky Mountain House and said she only purchased one ticket.
“I keep my lottery tickets in my jewellery along with all my other valuables, but I never think they’ll actually be worth anything,” said Scott.
In addition, Janet Will was named as the winner of the lottery bonus prize draw.
She can choose one of three prizes including a spot in either the 2012 Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp or a weekend excursion for the winner and one guest to join NHL players Jim Vandermeer, Derek Morris, Brandon Sutter, and Trent Hunter in Phoenix, Arizona.
This includes a round of golf at the private course The Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, bass fishing in Peoria with The Hookup Outfitters, flights, hotel accommodations and airport transfers. Will can also opt for $10,000 in cash.
The lottery is a fundraising initiative of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation.
The funds raised from the lottery will be used to assist in the purchase of 18 new patient monitors for the Red Deer Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Names of winners are also available at www.hospitalslottery.com.