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Hospital 50/50 crowns another local millionaire

He has been buying tickets since the Thunder Bay 50/50 draw started -- to support the hospital.
Weston Igo (left) of Thunder Bay won the February 50/50 grand prize of $1,247,688. He is pictured with, from left, Emilio Fera, and Brooke, Lexi and Adrienne Igo.

THUNDER BAY — The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has named another millionaire from the 50/50 draw. 

Weston Igo reacted with the iconic winning phrase, "Winner! Gagnant!" as he noted his excitement to have won $1,247,688 for February's draw. 

He has been buying tickets since the start of the Thunder Bay 50/50 draw -- to support the hospital.

“The 50/50 is a great way to raise funds for all of the hospital’s programs and for helping the rest of the region,” Igo said.

Torin Gunnell, manager, lotteries for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, said the hospital’s new state-of-the-art cardiac cath lab is now open and operational, paid for by 50/50 supporters and donations to the foundation. 

“This kind of success doesn’t mean our work is done. Success means we’re doing more for patients of Northwestern Ontario.” 

The March lottery is officially open, and features several early bird draws before the grand prize draw on March 29. 

Katie Nicholls

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Originally from central Ontario, Katie has moved here to further her career in the media industry.
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