STARS News Release
STARS announces winners of 2014 Lottery
August 13, 2014
Saskatchewan, August 13, 2014 – Celebrations are taking place across Saskatchewan today following the announcement of the 2014 STARS Lottery winners. Three grand prizes and the Lucky STARS 50/50 payout of $700,000 were drawn today. The lottery and 50/50 netted a combined $2.2 million for STARS, with 2,104 prizes worth more than $4 million.
Marianne Engel, winner of the Saskatoon showhome, was nearly moved to tears upon hearing the news of her big win.
“My daughter was in a serious accident about four years ago, so we understand the importance of STARS,” said Engel. “I just can’t believe it. I never win anything – I always say that if my name was the only ballot in a draw, I still wouldn’t win. I’m just speechless right now.”
This year’s top three grand prize winners are:
Marianne Engel of Balgonie, SK Saskatoon showhome, Greenbryre Estates, valued at $1.5 million
Daryl Lewis of Imperial, SK Regina showhome, Spruce Creek Estates, valued at $1.45 million
Reginald Allen of Lloydminster, SK Home-away-from-home, 2014 Ford F350 Crew Cab Diesel XLT, valued at $176,000
This was the first year for the Lucky STARS 50/50, which sold out early.
The sole winner of half the Lucky STARS 50/50 jackpot is:
Serge Mallet of Saskatoon, SK $700,000 – half of the $1.4 million in tickets sold
In addition to the grand prizes and Lucky STARS 50/50, the next seven highest valued prizes were also drawn today at the Regina showhome. Those prizes and winners included:
Rob Michayluk - 2014 Acura TL-SH AWD Tech
Tim Mickel - 2014 Sierra Crew Cab 4x4
Mike Meissner - 2014 Chevy Equinox 1LT
Wanda & Darren Urban - 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE PKG
Scott Calcutt - $30,000 Travel anywhere package
Marcus Henderson - $30,000 Ashley Furniture package
Norma Berger - $25,000 cash prize
“I’m actually on the floor right now,” said Serge Mallet, winner of the $700,000 Lucky STARS 50/50 jackpot. “I need to pinch myself. My life just changed.”
“I always support the STARS Lottery,” he added. “It’s a great cause, and winning is a wonderful bonus. This still doesn’t feel real.”
For general information about the STARS Lottery and for a complete list of winners, which will be posted on August 19, 2014, visit starslotterysaskatchewan.ca. Lottery license #LR13-0102/Lucky STARS 50/50 license #LR13-0103.
STARS is a non-profit that provides specialized emergency medical care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our physicians, nurses, paramedics and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS has bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
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For more information:
Bonnie Monteith, Communications, STARS