PRIZE WINNER Allen Delaney and Tricia Hunt are celebrating their win in the Choices Lottery. The Summerland couple won the grand prize in the lottery which benefits the BC Children’s Hospital. (John Arendt/Summerland Review)

Summerland resident wins in BC Children’s Hospital lottery

Summerland resident wins grand prize; West Kelowna resident wins 50/50 draw

A Summerland resident is $2.2 million richer after winning the grand prize in this year’s Choices Lottery to benefit the BC Children’s Hospital.

Allen Delaney, who purchased ticket 1800163, was the winner of the grand prize in the annual draw.

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Delaney spent $500 to purchase 20 tickets in the fundraising lottery.

“It’s my way of contributing to charity,” he said. “I think it’s a very good cause.”

There are a choice of eight prizes, including a choice of seven residences in B.C. communities or $2.2 million in cash.

“None of the properties were where we wanted to live,” Delaney said. We’re quite happy with where we are, so we took the cash.”

He has made some plans for a portion of the money, including helping with his children’s mortgages, but at present he does not have plans for the majority of the funds.

Delaney was not the only Okanagan Valley winner in the lottery/

The 50/50Plus winner is C. Heinbecker of West Kelowna, with ticket 2668235. The prize amount was $832,882.50.

There were also two prizes of vehicles or cash and five prizes of travel or cash in the lottery.

Chances of winning the grand prize were one in 295,000 in this lottery, while chances of winning the 50/50 prize were one in 482,000.

Proceeds from the lottery, which is held annually, go to support research initiatives at the B.C. Children’s hospital.

According to information from the hospital, more than 85,000 children each year receive care from the hospital.

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