Grand Prize Winner Announced in 2015 Dream Lottery 4 Kids

Manitoba’s newest millionaire is Karen Coutu!

WINNIPEG, MB, Thursday, October 29, 2015 — St-Boniface Hospital Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba announced the Dream Grand Prize winner of its 2015 Dream Lottery 4 Kids. The draw took place today at St-Boniface Hospital’s Everett Atrium during Global TV’s 6:00 p.m. newscast.

Manitoba’s winner of the Dream Grand Prize is ticket number 001729 belonging to Karen Coutu of St. Laurent, Manitoba. As part of this year’s lottery, Coutu will choose a cash prize of $1,025,000 or choose 1 of 4 luxury homes.

The 50/50 PLUS™ prize, totalling $302,640, was won by ticket number # 676063 belonging to Kathy Ducheminsky of Winnipeg.

“Congratulations to our winners. Winning the grand prize is perhaps the most life-changing event in their lives,” says Lawrence Prout, President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. “But the real winners are the sick children in Manitoba, Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario who will continue to benefit from life-saving equipment, first-rate care and ground-breaking pediatric research thanks to the community’s support of this lottery.”

Chuck LaFlèche, President & CEO, St-Boniface Hospital Foundation thanked lottery ticket buyers and all its sponsors. “Since it began in 2012, Dream Lottery 4 Kids has raised over $3 million dollars for Manitoba’s children. Thanks to all of our partners for making one of the Foundation’s most important fundraising programs a great success again this year, says LaFlèche. “We could not give the gift of Hope and Healing to thousands of Manitobans each year without their support,” says LaFlèche.

Draws continue

Daily draws start November 1 for the Big Score Plus™ calendar draw. Additionally, according to the rules of play, a complete list of all prize winners will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Monday, November 16, 2015 and a complete list of all winners will be published online at in a timely manner after the final Dream Grand Prize draw has been completed.

About Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

Established in 1971, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba works to support the special health care needs of children through reliable and consistent funding of equipment and programs at Children’s Hospital – HSC Winnipeg and pediatric medical research at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised close to $100 million. For more information about the Foundation, please visit

About St-Boniface Hospital Foundation

St-Boniface Hospital Foundation was founded in 1971 and is the primary fundraising organization for St-Boniface Hospital. The Foundation is dedicated to making possible the many innovations in health research and patient care taking place at the Hospital. St-Boniface Hospital is a leader in patient care excellence, delivered with genuine compassion. Research at St-Boniface Hospital is where medical discoveries are made; science is translated into practices that improve human health; and today’s best minds are shaping tomorrow’s advances in health care.

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