After buying tickets for a year, a North Bay woman said she was pleased to win more than half a million dollars in the Sudbury hospital's monthly 50/50 draw.
Christina (Chris) Daigle (ticket # Y-25020552) said she was happy to drive to Sudbury a few days ago to collect her cheque for $557,915 for the take-home jackpot for the draw that benefits the HSN Foundation, NEO Kids Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association.
"I still don’t believe it,” said Daigle, “I’ve been buying tickets for a year and always buy early in the month but winning is just beyond expectation.”
So what is the plan on how to spend more than half a million dollars? Daigle right away spoke about her family.
“We have two daughters, and they have kids, so I want to be able to help them a bit. Maybe we can get everyone together and go on a vacation! I’m excited to have the opportunity to help make an impact on the community, too.”
Anthony Keating, president and chief development officer of foundations and volunteer groups at HSN, said he was happy to see Daigle enjoying the big win.
“It was a pleasure to talk with Chris this morning and I’m excited for them to make the most of their summer plans,” Keating said.
“We’re thrilled to be moving into the third year of the HSN 50/50 and can’t wait to continue our support of Health Sciences North with priority equipment purchases, leading-edge research and future capital needs. None of this would be possible without the support of the many 50/50 purchasers.”
The draw is a regular online feature for supporters of the Sudbury hospital foundation and associated charities.
The Foundations at HSN said a video has been released that highlights some of the current and future work being done at HSN made possible by the HSN 50/50. The video also shares the story of one of our past winners and a family whose experience at HSN changed their lives. You can watch the video here.