LETHBRIDGE - Over 3,200 prizes are up for grabs in the 21st annual STARS
Tickets went on sale to the public on Thursday, but since people
who had bought tickets in previous years had an advanced pre-buy, they're
already 47 per cent sold out.
Communications Coordinator David Fairbanks
says the lottery brings in about $10-million for STARS, which is a huge chunk of
their yearly operating budget. He says "we average four missions a day from our
three bases in Alberta which is in Grand Prairie, Edmonton and Calgary.
Lethbridge is actually one of highest communities that we fly to, usually in the
top five. In 2012, we flew here more than any other community in Alberta and
that was 61 times."
You can check out the Lethbridge STARS lottery showhome presented by Avonlea
Master Builders at 150 Lasalle Terrace West in Garry Station. It's one of five
grand prizes available, along with homes in Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, as well
as a truck and fifth wheel trailer.
Lottery tickets are available by visiting http://www.starslotteryalberta.ca/ or
by calling 1-888-880-0992.