Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, announced the grand prize winners of the Red Deer Hospital Lottery on Thursday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Manon Therriault, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, announced the grand prize winners of the Red Deer Hospital Lottery on Thursday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Rimbey couple win Dream Home from 2022 Red Deer Hospital Lottery

Winners from Red Deer and Innisfail won the big cash prize and the Yukon SLT

A couple from Rimbey are winners of the $940,300 Dream Home from the Red Deer Hospital Lottery.

The three biggest prize winners in the 2022 lottery were announced on Thursday, in a press conference in front of the hospital by the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation.

Jim and Tracy Devries won the 2,994 sq. ft bungalow, built by award-winning Sorento Custom Homes.

Located at 145 Emerald Dr., the three-bedroom bungalow backs onto a natural reserve in the new Evergreen neighbourhood. The home’s unique features include a shower room, a pocket office, and a flex room on the lower level, next to the family room. There are viewing windows across the back of the house, as well as a sundeck.

Only three winners of all the lottery Dream Homes given away annually since the fundraiser started in 1999 have actually moved into the homes. Foundation officials said most opted to sell, usually because they were from out of town and couldn’t move to Red Deer, or were empty-nesters and didn’t need such a large residence.

Other lottery winners announced on Thursday were Richard Peart, of Red Deer, who won $332,280 cash, his half of Mega-Bucks 50, and Audrey Daines of Innisfail, who won a GMC Yukon SLT vehicle, valued at $81,987.

Remaining prize winners will be announced on July 4 on the foundation’s website, reddeerhospitallottery.ca

While this year’s lottery proceeds have not yet been finalized, preliminary numbers indicate the foundation can purchase 72 pieces of critically needed equipment for the Red Deer Hospital this year, said Manon Therriault, CEO of the foundation.

This will range from ENT navigation systems for ear, nose and throat surgeries, to ultrasounds, beds, stretchers, portable patients lifts, bladder scanners and more. “We have so much on our list,” she added.

The initial goal was to purchase 83 pieces of hospital equipment, but lotteries across the province have not had as many ticket sales over the past two years, so Therriault feels central Albertans gave “exceptional support.”

“It’s been an amazing year,” she added. “We really appreciate the support.”

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre serves the health care needs of about 500,000 central Albertans.



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