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Thunder Bay Regional 50/50 winner takes home $554,508

Leila Gigliotti is the latest winner of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation's 50/50 draw.
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THJNDER BAY -- Like clockwork, Leila Gigliotti tells her husband she's going to get the call from Thunder Bay Health Sciences Foundation president and CEO Glenn Craig, telling her she'd won the monthly 50/50 draw.

On Friday, the call actually came.

Craig told Gigliotti she had won $554,508 in the September draw, after trying to get a hold of the latest winner for several hours.

"You're a hard person to get a hold of," he told her.

Gigliotti couldn't believe her luck.

“Every Thursday I tell my husband jokingly I’m going to win, but not thinking it will every happen,” she told Craig. “What a way to end the week."

The monthly lottery has raised more than $14 million for the hospital foundation, which uses it to purchase equipment for Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.


Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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