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2019 winners announced for Cash and Cars Lottery

“It’s donating with a chance to win, so it’s a win-win.”

That’s how Lawrence Chang of Leduc described his win when told his lucky ticket number 700737009 had just won him the Alberta Cancer Foundation You Win 50 draw. His half was $900,000 cash.

Anica Hicks of Calgary had a similar comment when told that she had just won the third grand prize in the Alberta Cancer Foundation Cash and Cars Lottery. She had the choice of a $270,000 annuity of $4,500 a month for 60 months or $250,000 cash. She decided to take the $250,000 cash.

“It’s important to give back to charity, so we buy tickets for all the lotteries,” she said. Her winning ticket number was 302164004.

Winners for the Cash and Cars Lottery 2,675 prizes worth $3.8 million and the You Win 50 were drawn in Calgary today.

A lucky Edmonton man won the lottery’s first grand prize package that includes a Kimberley Homes furnished show home in Edmonton, a 2019 Honda Civic Hatch Sport CVT and $10,000 cash. Joseph Andrews was holding ticket number 106617001. His prize is worth more than $1 million.

A Brooks man is now the recipient of the lottery’s second grand prize package in Calgary. Lyle Connors now owns a Truman furnished Brownstone in Calgary’s University District, a 2019 Honda CRV LX AWD and $10,000 cash, all worth a total of more than $800,000. Mr. Connors was holding lucky ticket number 207280001.

The annual lottery supports the Alberta Cancer Foundation, which is the official fundraising partner for all 17 Alberta Health Services cancer centres in the province, including the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary and the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. Funds raised from the lottery allow the Alberta Cancer Foundation to strategically invest in breakthrough cancer research, clinical trials and enhanced care initiatives at all cancer centres in the province. The lottery makes life better for Albertans and their families facing cancer.

Other major lottery winners are:

· 2019 BMW X3 xDrive 30i -JUNE OLESKY of Calgary Ticket #205511002

· 2019 Infinity QX60 -CORI WILLIAMS of Spruce Grove Ticket #402203003

· 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4X4 -GARRY HOLMEN of Bentley Ticket #400284009 (Garry and Denise have been buying a ticket every year since 2007. She is a cancer survivor).

· 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD-DAVID MCGARRY of Redcliff Ticket #102898001

· 2019 Mini Cooper Countryman All4-RYAN AND JACKIE GARDNER of Peace River Ticket #111805001

· 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE-BRIAN AHORNER of Airdrie Ticket #400374008 (He says he buys tickets every year to help the foundation. He has family members who passed away with cancer.)

· 2019 Acura ILX Premium -CAROL BEAUPRE of Edmonton Ticket #303020002 (She says she always buys tickets to support the foundation and says she knows a number of people impacted by cancer, including her mother. She said she was thrilled to win. It made her year.)

"It's donating with a chance to win, so it's a win-win."That's how Lawrence Chang of Leduc described his win w…