The 12th annual STARS lottery has officially launched.
This year’s lottery features two dream homes, one in the Regina area valued at $1,532,000 and the other in Saskatoon at $1,152,825.
Those buying a ticket will also have a chance to win more than 1,600 prizes valued at over $1.6 million.
Andrea Robertson, STARS president and CEO, said when you buy a ticket, you give critically ill and injured patients a second chance.
“What makes this lottery fundamentally different from almost all other charitable lotteries on the planet is that the funds go directly toward operations; that is, our 24/7 missions to those in need across Saskatchewan,” said Robertson. “When you buy a STARS lottery ticket, you enable us to deliver leading-edge critical care that saves lives – anywhere it’s required.”
In 2022/23, STARS flew to over 1,000 missions from their Regina and Saskatoon bases, bringing the air ambulance’s total since 1985 to more than 55,000 across Western Canada.
“STARS lottery remains our largest fundraiser; a critical part of our funding model that has been generously supported since the beginning, helping to save the lives of thousands of friends, neighbours and loved ones. “said Robertson added.
One of the lives that were saved was that of Draedon Faubert, who survived a nearly-fatal highway rollover and was at the Regina launch.
Draedon’s father, Chris Faubert, said that his son’s story would continue because of STARS.
You can get tickets by visiting the lottery website by clicking here or by phone at 1-844-782-7775