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Friends win more than $500K in HSN monthly 50/50

Tanya Depatie and Kim Pigeau are co-workers as well, and though they have big plans for the winnings, a drink and a pedicure just might be first on the list
February HSN 50/50 $597,450 grand prize winners, Tanya Depatie and Kim Pigeau.

Two Sudbury friends, and co-workers, will share in more than half a million dollars in the Health Sciences North monthly 50/50 draw. 

The HSN Foundation, NEO Kids Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association have announced that February’s HSN 50/50 take-home jackpot of $597,450 has been won by Tanya Depatie and Kim Pigeau of Sudbury. 

“Kim and I have been buying tickets together for a few months now and we’ve never won anything so we didn’t think much of it, but yesterday on the deadline day we bought more tickets on a whim, we’re just so lucky. Can’t believe it,” said Depatie.

“It’s going to be so great to have some money set aside for some house renovations and Tanya mentioned that she might buy a new car… but I think we’ll just start by celebrating with a drink and maybe a pedicure!” said Pigeau.

“It’s always so much fun when friends win together, it multiplies the excitement and energy! Congrats to Tanya and Kim,” said Anthony Keating, president and chief development officer of foundations and volunteer groups at HSN. “We’re looking forward to sharing some excitement again with this month’s HSN 50/50 draw. Thank you to the many HSN 50/50 ticket purchasers all over Ontario for their continued support and for making a difference in the priority equipment, capital and research needs at Health Sciences North.”

The March HSN 50/50 draw is live at All early bird prizes end with lucky sevens, including: a $13,777 early bird prize; a $10,777 St. Patrick’s Day Prize; and three $3,777 bonus cash prizes. Plus, for March only, organizers are adding bonus tickets to every purchase and a $100 purchase will get 777 tickets! All prize deadlines are at 11:59 p.m. the day before the draw takes place.

The jackpot is updated online in real-time and continues to grow as more people buy tickets. Each month half of the total ticket sales support patient care at HSN and the other half goes to one lucky winner. Funds raised will make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer, how the tiniest patients receive specialized pediatric care and ensuring equipment is in place when needed to provide quality patient care.

Residents across Ontario over the age of 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win. Tickets for the March draw are available to purchase right now, with sales ending at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 31. The jackpot-winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. and posted online at