STARS announces winners of ‘most successful lottery’

August 24, 2021

SASKATOON, SK, July 30, 2021 – Many STARS supporters across the province have cause to celebrate, following the final draws of the 2021 STARS Lottery yesterday.

The tenth edition of STARS Lottery featured 2,061 prizes valued at over $4.2 million, including luxury vehicles, epic vacations, cash, and two stunning, fully-furnished dream homes worth more than $1.5 million each. It also included the popular early bird Ultimate Outdoor Adventure package, and Saskatchewan’s largest 50/50 ever.

Brian Rushton of Saskatoon has supported STARS Lottery for many years, having previously won a home appliance. This year, he was the lucky winner of the early bird prize, worth more than $339,000.

The win was especially meaningful for Brian, as a family member was helped by STARS just weeks ago. “We appreciate STARS and all the work they do. We stand behind STARS big time,” he said.

“This is unbelievable. I’ve dreamt about this,” said Dodsland resident Tom Joyce, who won the Regina-area dream home. “You’ve made my day. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Once Melville’s Angie Rogalski had time to catch her breath from the excitement and emotion of hearing the news, she said “We always buy the tickets because we think ‘You never know when we might need STARS.’”

The lottery is STARS’ largest fundraiser in Saskatchewan. This year’s lottery broke records to net more than $5 million for the charitable organization.

STARS Lottery has always been our largest fundraiser, but its importance to our operations has grown during these challenging times,” said Terri Strunk, STARS Chief Fundraising and Brand Officer. “We’re grateful to our allies for making this our most successful lottery ever.”

“We congratulate all the winners, and we can’t thank the people of Saskatchewan enough for their support. Together, we will continue to fight for the lives of people in need across this great province.”

Top prize winners include:

  • $1.6 million Saskatoon-area dream home – Terry Busa, Saskatoon
  • $1.5 million Regina-area dream home – Tom Joyce, Dodsland
  • LUCKY STARS 50/50 payout of nearly $1.5 million cash – Angie Rogalski, Melville
  • Early Bird Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Package – Brian Rushton, Saskatoon

A full list of winners is available at starslottery.ca

For more information contact:
Mark Oddan, STARS | mediainfo@stars.ca | 306-565-8000

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.