Alberta – Jan. 20, 2022 – The past year has been one of the busiest on record for STARS as our crews worked on the frontlines of the pandemic caring for critically ill patients. The 29th edition of STARS LOTTERY, launching to the public today, helps make that possible while offering the chance to win 2,500 prizes, valued at more than $4.8 million.
“From the beginning, STARS has been fueled by the community,” said STARS president and CEO, Andrea Robertson. “In Alberta, every year, STARS raises 80 per cent of the funding necessary to operate three bases in the province from the private sector equalling $24 million. The lottery is a key component of this.”
In addition to supporting the health-care system under the weight of the pandemic, we continue to respond to other medical and trauma-related requests as we always have. “On top of pandemic calls, we are still caring for patients with traumatic injuries, drownings, motor vehicle incidents and other unfortunate events, in addition to medical illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes,” said Dr. Jamin Mulvey, anesthesiologist, emergency room doctor and STARS medical director.
“Since 1985, our crews have provided critical care to thousands of critically ill and injured Albertans, and we get them to major trauma centres faster, increasing their chances of survival,” said Robertson. “When someone buys a STARS LOTTERY ticket, they help ensure STARS is available for the next patient who needs us.”
STARS LOTTERY 2022 features three grand prize dream homes: one each in Calgary, Edmonton, and Lethbridge. With our commitment to keeping everyone safe, the show homes will not be open to the public this year.
The early bird prize is a lakeside mountain retreat package including a luxury chalet in Invermere, BC, Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 4×4, outdoor recreational toys and $50,000 cash. The popular LUCKY STARS 50/50 is back again. Last year’s payout was $3.25 million, and this year it could be up to $4.5 million.
New for the 2022 lottery is the Bon Voyage bonus prize – a $100,000 travel voucher plus $50,000 cash, OR $125,000 cash.
STARS LOTTERY license number is 579127. LUCKY STARS 50/50 license number is 579128.
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.