Two Broadview residents wished upon their lucky STARS.
Robert and Ron Petrie of Broadview were the top prize winners of the 2012 STARS Saskatchewan lottery winning the Home Away from Home truck and trailer package, with a retail value of $194,000.
Dwayne Prystupa, of Regina, won the Regina show home worth over $1.2 million retail and William Chilliak, of Saskatoon, won the Saskatoon show home worth over $1 million retail.
Lucky grand prize winner, Dwayne Prystupa said news of his grand prize win still doesn’t seem real. “Winning this house feels like a dream. This is absolutely fantastic.” Prystupa added that he used to work in Alberta and understands how important STARS is to the community, and was happy to purchase a ticket in support of the organization.
Bill Chilliak, winner of the Saskatoon Show Home was overwhelmed with emotion to learn of his prize.
“STARS is a very good cause and it wasn’t even a question in my mind of whether or not to support the lottery. Winning is a shock.”
Chilliak plans to retire next year and said this prize just made his future planning a lot easier.
This year’s STARS Lottery generated approximately $1.2 million net for the non-profit charitable organization.
“The STARS Lottery is an important source of funding for the Saskatchewan program,” said Rod Gantefoer, executive vice president of the STARS Foundation. “Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and thank you to everyone who supported STARS in our inaugural Saskatchewan lottery.”
Other top prize winners included:
Kyle Bateman of Saskatoon — $30,000 furniture package
Ken Howard of Regina — $30,000 travel anywhere and cash package
Peter Podoleski of Saskatoon — 2012 Acura MDX Premium
Patricia Leibel of Regina — 2012 Lincoln MKZ
Morris Hesje of Prince Albert — 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab
Peter & Jean Solie of Sedley — 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Adeline Wessley of Regina — 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS
All winners will be notified in writing and listed on the STARS Lottery website at starslottery-saskatchewan.ca and the top 10 winners will also be published in Saskatchewan’s four daily newspapers on Aug. 22.
The early bird draw took place on July 11 with Cecile Curran of Regina claiming a prize package worth over $90,880 retail which included a 2012 Mercedes SLK350, a Las Vegas vacation, plus $5,000 cash.
All the proceeds from the STARS Lottery will stay in Saskatchewan to support the provincial program. STARS began operations from its Regina Base on April 30, and looks forward to opening a second base in Saskatoon later this year.