Much like other non-profit organizations, STARS has had to cancel its in-person fundraisers over the past year because of the pandemic, which makes the STARS Lottery which launched today (Wed) more important than ever.
That from spokesperson Mark Oddan, who explains that half of their funding comes from the provincial government and the other half, totalling around $10.5-million, is raised annually by the STARS Foundation through donations and fundraisers.
There are over 2,000 prizes worth more than $4.2-million, including two fully furnished show homes, with one in Regina and the other in Saskatoon.
Oddan says the Lucky STARS 50/50 draw keeps getting bigger.
This year if tickets sell out, the winner will receive over $2.5-million.
Buying your tickets gives you a chance at all of the prizes, Oddan says, “But you are also giving a second chance at life.”
STARS completes almost 3,000 medical missions each year across Western Canada and last year in Saskatchewan, the helicopters flew over 880 missions.