There’s a first time for everything — and for a Torrington woman, this means winning a $708,000 Red Deer hospitals lottery dream home.
Danielle Robertson was near tears when told she had won the grand prize in the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation Hospitals’ Home Lottery. “Oh my gosh! I’ve never won a house before. I’ve never won anything!” said Robertson, who with her husband has two children.
While the family is thrilled by the win, they haven’t yet decided whether they will leave their community to move into the 2,400-square-foot Southbrook home, built by True Line Contracting, said project officer Shannon Van Parys.
This year’s lottery offered 469 prizes valued at more than $1 million, and the final draw was held Friday.
Other larger prize winners were Jean Currie of Alix, who won a Ford Mustang convertible, Tony Stiles of Airdrie who won a Dodge Journey vehicle, Phyllis Vincent of Pine Lake who won a Harley Davison motorbike, Ruby Scott of Rocky Mountain House who won a Honda CR-Z hatchback.
Proceeds of the lottery will go towards purchasing 18 new patient monitors for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s Intensive Care Unit. These will allow clinicians to monitor multiple patients, no matter where they are located in Central Zone.
A full list of winners’ names will be published in the Red Deer Advocate on Wednesday. They can also be viewed online at www.hospitalslottery.com.