St. Boniface Hospital Foundation held its largest lottery draws today and announced the Grand Prize and 50/50 PLUS winners of the 2023 Mega Million Choices Lottery.

Manitoba’s most exciting home lottery gave people an opportunity to make a difference at St. Boniface Hospital while gaining the chance to win life-changing prizes.

The winner of the Grand Prize is ticket number 4003907, belonging to Gary Smith of Winnipeg, MB. As part of this year’s lottery, Smith will choose from six Grand Prize options, including one of five $1.5 million home packages or $1,250,000 cash!

The 50/50 PLUS totalling $1,416,980 was won by ticket number 4339999, belonging to Jessica Hiebert, of Winnipeg, MB. Hiebert will take home $708,490.

St. Boniface Hospital Foundation’s President and CEO, Karen Fowler, thanked lottery ticket buyers and all its supporters.

“Manitobans showed up in a big way to demonstrate how much they care about health care at St. Boniface Hospital,” said Karen Fowler, President and CEO, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. “Their amazing support of the Mega Million Choices Lottery in 2023 means that since its inception, the Lottery has now raised over $20 million to support the highest quality of compassionate patient care and world-class research right here in Manitoba.”

This year’s winners will be published on the Mega Million Choices Lottery website and Facebook page within 48 hours of the Grand Prize draw.

Every ticket made a difference at St. Boniface Hospital. By supporting St. Boniface Hospital’s Mega Million Choices Lottery, ticket buyers showed they care about health care in Manitoba. They showed they care about all patients and their families. Manitobans who need compassionate care from their first breath in labour and delivery to their final moments in palliative care.