The Hospitals of Regina Foundation is once again hoping to bring someone their dream home while also providing hospitals with valuable equipment.
For the 31st year, the foundation is launching its home lottery. The foundation runs two lotteries every year — spring and fall — and has raised over $39 million.
This year’s grand prize is a $1.4-million showhome located at 4300 Bulrush Way in The Creeks neighbourhood in east Regina.
While the home is the most expensive prize in the lottery’s history, foundation president Dino Sophocleous said the prize isn’t always the main motivation behind why people purchase the tickets.
“Their willingness and their need to be supportive of the hospitals and allow this community to have the best healthcare it can.”
The 4,100-square-foot home features a dream designer kitchen, a master suite with access to a large deck overlooking the park and a 110-inch projection screen in the basement.
This year’s funds will mainly support medical imaging technology.
Jan Besse, interim executive transition lead with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, said the partnership with the foundation is critical.
“Without this support, we would not be able to purchase so many different pieces of needed equipment for both diagnosis and treatment.”
One of the specific areas that could be affected is the Interventional Radiology Suite at Regina’s General Hospital.
Tickets are already being sold for the lottery and can be purchased through phone at 1-800-667-7760 or online.
The deadline for the bonus prize draw is March 23.