Winning Big – Foothills Hospital Home Lottery
Did you hold a winning ticket for the 2012 Foothills
Home Lottery? If you did you were among a group of lucky Albertan's
who won big on May 17th.
Darryl Thomas, winner of the grand prize show home, received the
call at work. In shock, he called back later to confirm he really
had won. It was hard for him to believe because had purchased his
tickets on a whim as he was leaving the hospital after having
surgery on his arm.
Like Darryl, Elizabeth Lietz bought the tickets after she had
surgery at Foothills Medical Centre.
"Last July my appendix ruptured," said Elizabeth, "Doctors at
Foothills literally saved my life. I was at the hospital for eight
days and received excellent care."
She heard about the lottery on the radio. Though she supports
other charities she had never bought a ticket for the Foothills
"I went to the website and it was one ticket for $100 or five
for $400," she said, "I talked myself into getting five because it
seemed like a good cause."
It was lucky that she did. When she checked her ticket, it
turned out the last number was the winner.
Drawn live on Global Television the top five prizes were handed
out by nine a.m. Contacted by phone, winners received some
fantastic news to start the day.
The other top five winners include Deanna Nelson, who won the
$900,000 show home on Evansridge View N.W.; Hanna Rozpara, Take 50
Add On of $785,140; Howard and Valerie Goetz, who won their choice
of a 2012 Audi R8 Spyder or $200,000; Thrina Neshine who won a 2012
BMW or $78,000; and Carrie Long, who won a 2012 Ford Explorer or
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the Foothills
Hospital Home Lottery. Proceeds from previous year's funds have
gone towards trauma health care, a virtual simulation centre, the
Bone Marrow Transplant Program and the Stephenson Cardiovascular
Centre at Foothills Medical Centre. In addition, innovative
equipment has been purchased, including: an interventional
radiology suite for diagnostic imaging; a PET/CT Scanner; Stryker
i-Suite™ operating equipment rooms and radiosurgery technology.