STARS announces winners of 2018 Alberta lottery

April 12, 2018

Edmonton, AB, April 12, 2018 – Many Albertans have cause to celebrate, following the announcement of the 2018 STARS lottery grand prize winners today.

Lacombe resident Brent Sage was thrilled to learn he had won the $948,000 house in Calgary. “We are so appreciative of what STARS does, especially most recently in Humboldt,” said Sage. “We have always supported STARS, as our daughter was airlifted from Red Deer to Edmonton about 28 years ago.”

Wendy Beauchesne, Executive Vice President, STARS Foundation was on hand for the calls to the lucky winners Thursday morning.

“The support of our allies is what makes STARS soar. Thank you, Alberta for joining our fight to save lives,” said Beauchesne. “By supporting the STARS lottery for 25 years, you have continued to fuel our passion and innovation as we deliver vital care to critically ill and injured Albertans across the province.”

The lottery finished strong at 95 per cent sold. It raised approximately $10 million net for the non-profit, with 3,034 prizes worth more than $4.7 million retail.

This year’s top four grand prize winners are:

  • Frank and Bev Kehoe of St. Albert
    Edmonton show home worth $975,000 retail
  • Brent Sage of Lacombe
    Calgary show home worth $948,000 retail
  • Boris Ovtchinnikov of Calgary
    Lethbridge show home worth $892,500 retail
  • George Wheaton of Calgary
    $500,000 Dream Fund

For Frank and Bev Kehoe of St. Albert, winning the Edmonton show home worth $975,000 was very special.

“We have bought STARS lottery tickets for years, as our son has been a pilot with medevac fixed wing for 10 years,” said Frank Kehoe. “We have a large family and we all travel on the highways frequently, so we understand the importance of STARS.”

The STARS lottery continues to be the non-profit’s single largest source of funding in Alberta, helping critically ill and injured patients across the province. This was the 25th edition of the STARS lottery.

For general information about the STARS lottery and for a complete list of winners, which will be posted on April 17, 2018, visit starslotteryalberta.ca.

Lottery license numbers 473220 and 473221.

Other top prize winners include:

  • Tara Normand of Calgary
    Lucky STARS 50/50 winner – $1.75 million
  • Wayne Barkley of Longview
    Early bird prize winner – $350,000
  • Martina Walsh of Calgary
    2018 Audi S3 Technik
  • Katie Melanson of Calgary
    2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA250
  • Harriet Evans of Leduc
    2018 Lexus IS300
  • Judy Ashbacher of Arrowwood
    2018 Jeep Compass North FWD

Simply put, STARS fights for life. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we’ve been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we operate 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need our help. Learn more at stars.ca

For more information:
Fatima Khawaja
STARS Communications
Media: 1-866-966-8277