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STARS SK Lottery draws lucky early bird winner

July 11, 2012

Saskatchewan, July 11, 2012 – STARS is excited to announce Cecile Curran of Regina as the early bird winner of the first ever STARS Lottery in Saskatchewan. Ms Curran has won a 2012 Mercedes SLK350, a Las Vegas vacation including four nights for two adults at the Bellagio Hotel and $5,000 cash. The prize is worth over $90,880 retail.

“I can’t believe my good fortune right now,” exclaimed Ms Curran when she learned she was the big winner of the early bird package. “I see your helicopter flying often from the airport and I’m so thrilled we have this service now. I would like to thank STARS for the work they do and giving us the opportunity to support this wonderful organization,” she added. STARS Foundation vice president Rod Gantefoer said the draw marks the first of many wonderful STARS milestones to come in the province. “The STARS Lottery will see many prize winners, but the true winner is the patient who was positively impacted because of the funds we raise to help keep STARS in the sky.”

The best is yet to come as tickets are still available for a chance to win over 2,200 prizes worth more than $3.4 million. The three grand prizes include a Regina home worth $1.2 million retail, a Saskatoon home worth $1 million retail and a home-away-from-home truck and trailer package worth over $194,000 retail. Final draws are set for August 15. The last day to buy tickets is Wednesday, July 18 at midnight. Single tickets are $60 each, or two for $100 and six for $250.


STARS is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. STARS has flown nearly 23,000 missions since 1985, and operates from five bases in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Regina base opened in April, 2012 and a second base for Saskatchewan will open this fall in Saskatoon.

For more information about the STARS Lottery visit Lottery license LR12-0006.


For more information:

Kelly Brossart
Saskatchewan Media Line: 306-565-8000