STARS News Release
STARS launches lottery in Saskatchewan
May 9, 2012
Saskatchewan, May 9, 2012 – The first ever STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan officially launches today with 2,206 prizes worth over $3.4 million. The STARS Lottery is a significant source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky.
“STARS came to Saskatchewan through partnerships with corporate donors and government. Now that we are here, the success of STARS depends on additional support from the community,” said Rod Gantefoer, executive vice president for the STARS Foundation. “The STARS Lottery is an integral fundraiser to generate the necessary revenue to keep STARS operating.”
The STARS Lottery includes three grand prizes worth over $2.4 million, including two beautiful Million dollar show homes in Regina and Saskatoon, and a home-away-from home truck and fifth wheel combination worth nearly $200,000.
There is also an exceptional early bird package to be won: a 2012 Mercedes SLK350, as well as a four night get-a-way for two at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, plus $5,000 in fun money.
In addition to the grand and early bird prizes, there are five vehicles, 11 vacations and 2,186 other great prizes including cash, furniture, jewelry and luggage. Two lucky winners can also enjoy a flight of a lifetime aboard a STARS helicopter.
All proceeds from the STARS Lottery will stay in Saskatchewan to support both bases.
STARS is a charitable non-profit organization that currently provides service from a base in Regina, and will be opening a second base in Saskatoon in the fall of 2012.
Tickets for the STARS Lottery are available by visiting www.starslotterysaskatchewan.ca or by calling 1-855-449-2444. Ticket buyers are eligible for all 2,206 prize draws if tickets were purchased prior to the stipulated Early Bird deadline. After each draw, winning tickets go back into the drum for the remaining prize draws. Tickets are $60 each, two for $100, and 6 for $250. Total tickets printed is 146,500
The early bird draw is July 11, 2012, with ticket sales cut off June 27, 2012 at midnight. The final draw is set for August 15, 2012 with ticket cut-off at midnight on July 18, 2012. If tickets sell out by the early bird ticket cut-off, all 2,206 prizes will be drawn commencing on July 11, 2012 and completed on July 13, 2012. The lottery license number is LR12-0006.
The faster the STARS Lottery sells out, the greater the net return will be to help someone in need.
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