CALGARY, AB, April 10, 2019 — Many Albertans have cause to celebrate, following the announcement of the 2019 STARS lottery grand prize winners yesterday.
Winning the Lethbridge show home was an early birthday present for Daylen Welsh, of Taber. “I can’t believe it,” said Welsh. “I’ve been buying STARS Lottery tickets for a number of years now. My mom is a nurse at the Taber Hospital so I feel a connection to the great work STARS does in our community. I am super excited about seeing my new home!”
Wendy Beauchesne, executive vice-president, STARS Foundation, was on hand for the final draws Tuesday morning.
“Thanks to our strong supporters in the community, the STARS Alberta Lottery once again sold out,” said Beauchesne. “Everyone who buys a ticket joins our fight to save lives. By supporting the STARS lottery for over 25 years, you have continued to fuel our passion and innovation as we deliver vital care to critically ill and injured Albertans across the province.”
The lottery finished strong, selling out prior to the March 21 deadline. It raised approximately $10 million net for the non-profit, with 2,809 prizes worth more than $4.5 million retail.
This year’s top three grand prize winners are:
- Dwayne and Elizabeth Capelle of Cochrane
Edmonton show home worth $946,890 retail
- Daylen Welsh of Taber
Lethbridge show home worth $900,000 retail
- Pat Bolin of Stettler
Calgary show home worth $842,100 retail
The $2 million Lucky STARS 50/50 winner is Shawn Fraser of Sherwood Park.
The STARS lottery continues to be the non-profit’s single largest source of funding in Alberta, helping critically ill and injured patients across the province. This was the 26th edition of the STARS lottery.
For general information about the STARS lottery and for a complete list of winners, visit the STARS lottery list of winners.
Lottery licence number is 508245. LUCKY STARS 50/50 licence number is 508246.
Simply put, STARS fights for life. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we’ve been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we operate 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need our help. Learn more at stars.ca.