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Toronto-area woman wins more than $570,000 in hospital draw

M. Vogl said friends told her about the draw and she thought ‘why not?’

The Health Sciences North 50/50 draw for January was won by a Toronto-area woman who took some advice from friends and bought tickets in support of the Sudbury hospital foundations just hours before the draw was held.

HSN Foundation, the NEO Kids Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association were excited to announce that January’s HSN 50/50 take-home jackpot of $570,642 has been won by Ms. M. Vogl of Toronto (ticket # AF-29285642), said a news release.

For privacy reasons Ms. Vogl declined a photograph, said the release. Vogl said her decision to buy a ticket for the Sudbury hospital draw was something that happened by chance at almost the last minute. 

“I knew I wanted to buy tickets for a health care lottery and friends of mine from Sudbury had mentioned the HSN 50/50 previously,” said Vogl. “I checked my emails on Jan. 31 and there was a message that the HSN 50/50 deadline was approaching and thought, why not!”

Vogl logged her ticket purchase at 8 p.m. on Jan. 31, just four hours short of the January ticket deadline.

“I feel so lucky. The jackpot will definitely help me pay off some things and still have plenty left over to share with my family and make some memories," Vogl said.

Anthony Keating, President and Chief Development Officer of Foundations and Volunteer Groups at HSN, said he was pleased to see that the hospital draw is popular in other parts of the province.

“We are thrilled for Ms. Vogl for her HSN 50/50 win to kick off 2023. It is fantastic to see that the HSN 50/50 has spread throughout Ontario, and that their connections with Northeastern Ontario compel them to support HSN. The last two-and-a-half years of HSN 50/50 have shown us that there is a strong Sudbury and Northeastern Ontario presence in every area of our province.”

The February HSN 50/50 draw is live at