Lyndsey Primrose from Edmonton has won the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery dream home, and she has her daughter's faulty appendix to thank.
She bought a ticket for the lottery after her daughter landed in hospital when her appendix ruptured earlier this year. A regular suppoter of Edmonton's hospital lotteries, she figured she'd try her luck after Calgary hospitals helped her child.
The winning ticket was drawn earlier this week, and includes a 5,700 sq.-ft. home with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms located in the Calgary community of Artesia at Heritage Pointe.
While touring her new home Thursday, Primrose told the Calgary Sun she and her husband have been thinking of a move to Calgary in a couple years, after they both retire, and that this stroke of luck "might just speed things up a little bit.”
The $2.4 million property features a circular concept on three levels, a fully-developed basement with a wet bar, an indoor putting green and a large bonus room.
It also comes with a $50,000 cash prize.
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Other big winners from the lottery include:
- 2015 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe or 2015 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo - Thelma Dennis
- 2015 Porsche Boxter or 2015 Porsche Cayenne - Larry Rae
- 2015 Mercedes ML 350 BT or 2015 Mercedes SLK 350 Roadster - Ross McInnes
- $1.3 Million Mountain Villa in Canmore – Plus50,000 - Ian Grimsgaard
A list of all 8,005 winners in the lottery will be posted online June 3, 2015.