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“I was shocked when I got the call,” says Winnipeg’s Grant Kopytko, who became $1.2 million richer with last week’s 2018 Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery Grand Prize draw.
“I always buy lottery tickets to support good causes. The only thing I’ve ever won is a gym bag, that I still use. Not in a million years did I ever think something like this would ever come true.”
Finding out you are expecting a baby is an exciting time for new parents, especially when that news comes following a long battle with infertility. But learning that you’re expecting multiples and immediately being whisked into the world of complex pregnancy can add extra stress and worry for expecting parents.
A four-year-old girl’s only worry should be what toy she will play with next or what to dress up as – unfortunately, this was not the case for Abigail Stewart. When Abigail was four, she spent a year fighting for her life in and out of the Children’s Hospital. Abigail was diagnosed with Multisystem Langerhans Histiocystosis – a condition that caused her white blood cells to eat away at her bones.
Working Together for Better Care: The foundations of Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Children’s Hospital-HSC Winnipeg, and St. Boniface Hospital launch Manitoba’s largest hospital lottery yet!
Last year’s Grand Prize winner, Courtney Miller, says her lottery win – and choice of $1.2 million cash – has changed her and her family’s life.
“It has made life a lot easier and took away any financial stress that we had before!”