Red Deer Regional Health Foundation’s Hospitals’ Lottery 2012 raised more than $625,000 to help fund pulmonary equipment for Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.
All 92,000 lottery tickets were sold.
“This is the first year that we’ve ever had an official sellout, as well as the first year we’ve ever had an early bird sellout,” said Shannon Van Parys, Red Deer Regional Health Foundation spokesperson, on Tuesday.
It was the fourth year the lottery has featured a grand prize home.
Last year, 78 per cent of tickets were sold and the lottery raised $370,000.
Pulmonary equipment will aid in diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as supporting all units of the hospital that require the regular use of respiratory equipment.
Floyd and Doris Anderson of Sylvan Lake won the grand prize, a 2,800-square-foot home in Red Deer, valued at $654,554.
It was one of 460 prizes drawn for the foundation’s big fundraising event.
Sylvan Lake’s Glenn Alward, who works in Red Deer hospital’s information technology department, won a 2012 Dodge Challenger or Caravan, valued at $36,865.
Jerry Costache of Drumheller won the choice to take either a 2012 Ford Explorer or a 2012 Ford Mustang, valued at $30,028.
Red Deer area residents Wayne Eastcott and Guy Dorval were splitting the early bird prize — a 2012 Dodge Sport crew cab truck and a 2012 Crusader fifth wheel, or $57,500 cash. The truck and fifth wheel package is worth $92,232.
Names of all prize winners are on the lottery website at www.hospitalslottery.com.