March 24, 2022

Cue the spring (confetti) showers, we have a winner!

On March 22 at noon, ticket number A-7139325 was drawn as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER in St. Joe’s Hope Springs 50/50 Lottery. Ernest Y. of Ancaster, Ont., is the lucky bunny who will be taking home a remarkable $35,190!

A photo of our grand prize lottery winner. The couple smiles while holding up a large novelty cheque for $35,190.
After receiving a kidney transplant at St. Joe’s in 2019, Ernest says he already felt like he “won the lottery” when his longtime friend David – a dialysis technician at our Hospital – offered to be his organ donor.

“St. Joe’s has been really good to me and supporting my health,” he says, adding he regularly purchases tickets to St. Joe’s 50/50 lottery to give back to the Hospital.

As for what he might do with his jackpot prize, Ernest remains undecided. “It still hasn’t sunk in that I won,” he adds.

Not only is Ernest a winner, but our community is too. The remaining proceeds ($35,190) will be used to fund upgrades to patient care facilities, vital research and much-needed medical equipment at our Hospital in the heart of Hamilton. We are so grateful to everyone who chose to take part in our Hope Springs 50/50 lottery to ensure a healthier future for our community. Wishing you a very hoppy spring from all of us at St. Joe’s Foundation!

The Hope Springs 50/50 Lottery was operated by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation under licence #RAF1234516 issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. The winning ticket for our grand prize jackpot (A-7139325) was drawn using an automated, randomized number generation system including all verified online ticket purchases made before midnight on March 21, 2022.

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