Grand Prize Winner: “That could be us!”

This year’s Grand Prize winner – Lana McKenzie from Comox, B.C. – was lucky enough to have her ticket drawn last week, and now she’s $2.2 million richer.

“Well, actually I missed the call,” Lana told Global BC, one day after the Grand Prize Draw was held live on the TV station.

“L. McKenzie from Comox won,” she said friends told her. “And I just went, ‘Oh my god. That could be us!'”

VIDEO: What you can win – and who you’re helping

Last week, we were pleased and honoured to host Global BC in Morgan Creek – where our spokesperson Erin Cebula gave Kaitlyn Herbst a tour of the 5,000 square-foot, $2.7 million home. That video is above, and below we have an interview with Sonia Sunger and Dr. Evelyn Stewart, who spoke about the funds the lottery raises and how they benefit patients, care and research at BC Children’s Hospital:

“It’s just so valuable. We’ve been really fortunate from the generosity of people who participate in the lottery,” said Dr. Stewart, who leads the Brain Development research team at BC Children’s Hospital, and who is focused on studying and treating those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

“(The lottery) is able to fund programs such as ours and the research that we integrate into all of the clinical work that we do.”

Big Score winner’s trip to New York City: “It was amazing!”

Kathy Cuthbert was one of our daily Big Score winners in the 2016 Choices Lottery, and she chose a dream prize package and vacation – a trip to New York City to watch an NHL game at Madison Square Garden in November, to watch Vancouver play NY in one of the world’s most famous arenas, in the city that never sleeps.

“It was amazing!” she told us after her trip, after returning from New York and seeing Vancouver win 5-3. “New York City is so busy and vibrant and there is so much to do. We had beautiful weather and did lots of walking and took buses all over the place.”

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