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Hospital Home Lottery winners step into new $1.4 million house
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:17PM CST
One Saskatoon family is smiling wider after an announcement on CTV News at Noon Wednesday.
Caroll Thain, Martin Rempell, and their kids Matthew and Emily are the lucky winners of the Hospital Home Lottery grand prize – a $1.4 million showhome in the Willows.
Designed by Rocy Homes and decorated by Atmosphere Interior Design, the 4000 square foot home is fully furnished and landscaped.
The Hospital Home Lottery has been running for 28 years, and had raised over $16 million for patient care in Saskatoon.
The family took time to explore the house, but say they're still in shock over the announcement.
"We're still in the processing phase now," says Caroll. Her son Matthew agrees. "You see all these huge houses on TV, and you think ‘oh, I'll never end up in there," but then it's ‘oh, I have one!'
Arla Gustafson, the CEO of the Royal University Hospital Foundation, says the ticket sales broke records this year. "We sold the largest number of tickets this year, 44,500. And they sold out in record time, so we were thrilled."
If you like what you see in the show home, the Hospital Home Lottery has listed every design detail on their website, down to the paint colours. You can visit www.hospitalhomelottery.org for all the decorating tips.