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STARS News Release

20th annual STARS Lottery launches with 3,200 prizes

January 16, 2013

Alberta, Jan. 16, 2013 - The 20th annual STARS Lottery officially launches today with 3,200 prizes worth over $5.6 million retail. The STARS Lottery raised over $10 million net during the 2012 campaign and continues to be the single largest source of funding to help keep STARS in the sky in Alberta.

“The lottery is vital to our ability to provide our service to critically ill and injured patients,” says STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson. “STARS continues to see a high level of mission activity.” In 2012 STARS responded to an average of four emergencies a day from our three bases in Alberta.

The STARS Lottery includes five grand prizes worth over $4 million retail, including four beautiful show homes in Calgary, Red Deer, St. Albert and Lethbridge, in addition to a home away from home truck and fifth wheel.

There are also two exceptional early bird packages to be won: a $100,000 cash prize, and a 2013 Mercedes E350 Cabriolet with a three-night Las Vegas vacation package for two at Wynn Las Vegas, plus $5,000 cash.

In addition to the grand and early bird prizes, there are 10 vehicles, 35 vacations, 2,063 electronic prizes and 1,010 other great prizes including cash, furniture, jewellery and luggage. Two lucky winners can also enjoy a flight of a lifetime aboard a STARS helicopter.

STARS is a charitable non-profit organization that provides service in Alberta 24 hours a day, seven days a week from bases in Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie.

Tickets are available by visiting www.starslottery.ca or by calling 1-888-880-0992. Ticket buyers are eligible for all 3,200 prize draws. After each draw, winning tickets go back into the drum for the remaining prize draws. There are 20,000 single $25 tickets for sale, 30,000 sets of 3 for $60, 103,000 sets of 6 for $100, and 201,500 sets of 18 for $250 for a total of 1,115,000 tickets.

The early bird draw is March 21, 2013 with ticket sales cut off March 6, 2013 at midnight. The final draw is set for April 18, 2013 with ticket cut-off at midnight on March 27, 2013. If tickets sell out early, drawing for all prizes will begin on March 20, 2013 with permission from the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. The lottery license number is 345276. The faster the STARS Lottery sells out, the greater the net return will be to help someone in need.

For more information:

Cam Heke
Communications
STARS
Media: 1-866-966-8277
mediainfo@stars.ca
http://www.stars.ca
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