London, Ond. London – The couple took home the grand prize of the Dream Lottery on the eve of Canada Day Pi News

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A London couple kicks off the Canada Day long weekend with a bang after discovering they’ve won the dream lottery.

Brian and Sharon Moore are the latest winners of the London Lottery in favor of local hospitals and have to make a tough decision with a chair or $ 1 million from one of the two dream homes.

Reacting to the news that she and her husband had won, Sharon was in disbelief.

“Oh, you’re playing,” she noted. “I can not believe it!”

Sharon said she and her husband always buy lottery tickets.

Since the Dream Lottery’s inception in 1996, over $50 million has been raised for local health care efforts.

For the third time in a row, this year’s 50/50 ticket winner took home a record amount. This year’s pot was $696,620 and it went to Al McIsaac of London.

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During a call to announce his success, McIsaac said he supports the Dream Lottery because his wife has been a patient at the hospital for a long time.

When asked if he ever thought he would win, he said the chances were “no one”.

“I’ve never won anything in all the times we’ve bought this lottery.”

The two winners were announced Thursday at the Royal Oak Dream Home in Thorndale.

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Michelle Campbell, president and CEO of the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, said it was a pleasure to announce the grand prize winners and to hear that they regularly participate in the Dream Lottery.

“We’ve had a really rough ride the last couple of years, everybody, and I think that’s why there’s so much community support for the Dream Lottery, because we all need to dream,” Campbell said.

Asked about the lottery’s impact on the community, Campbell said the lottery is becoming more vital to local health care.

“Government funding provides the necessary funding to operate our hospitals, but it’s really the funds that come from our foundation’s private philanthropy and fundraising that provide a great layer to help get medical technology here,” he said.

“Sometimes our community has medical advances first because of the dream lottery, and we can be a pioneer in new therapies, encouraging research innovation in our own hospitals. We can not do that without the dream lottery.

The Dream Lottery supports the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, the London Health Sciences Foundation and the Children’s Welfare Foundation.

John MacFarlane, Chairman and CEO of London Health Sciences Foundation, said: “Our society never ceases to amaze me.

“Another record-breaking 50/50, it will make a lasting difference in the lives of patients and families in London hospitals. As you choose to take care of our hospitals, sophisticated equipment, specialized treatment options and amazing research are possible.”

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All Dream Lottery and 50/50 prize results will be posted on the Lottery’s website at dreamitwinit.ca by July 7, 2022.

Prizes for different calendar draws will be announced on the lottery website daily from July 1 to October 31, 2022.

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