Benalto man wins big

Prizes valued at nearly $1 million will be given out on Friday to winners of the David Thompson Health Region Foundation’s 2009 Hospital Lottery.

Prizes valued at nearly $1 million will be given out on Friday to winners of the David Thompson Health Region Foundation’s 2009 Hospital Lottery.

Names were drawn Friday of 425 winners, including Don Solberg of Benalto, who will accept the keys to his new home at 16 Welsh Close in Red Deer.

Built by True Line Contracting and furnished by Hudson Maison, both of Red Deer, the home package is the first of its type offered by the DTHR Foundation and is valued at $650,000. Solberg told lottery officials that he had been purchasing tickets for years and it would likely take an hour for the reality of winning the big prize to actually hit him.

Other winners include Brian Grandish of Edmonton, who will drive home a 2009 Dodge Challenger. Chantell Almbery of Czar won the Harley Davidson Crossbones motorcycle, Greta Ganshirt gets the 2009 Ford Mustang and the 2009 Chev pickup truck goes to Wayne Crane of Coronation.

DTHR raised $500,000 in this year’s lottery, with proceeds to enhance gastroenteraology and urology programs in Central Alberta.

Prizes will be presented at Solberg’s new home at 4 p.m. on Friday.

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