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This article was published 17/6/2011 (2259 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
WINNIPEG - The top winners of the Health Sciences Centre Home Lottery have been announced.
Sharna Vermon won the $1 million grand prize showhome and $10,000 cash.
Chris and Claudette Kullman won a $584,000 lakefront cottage and $10,000 cash.
Anthony Shay won a Corvette and the cash early bird prize, while Gerard Bodnarchuk won the 50/50 add-onn prize of $348,175 cash.
Bodnarchuk retired from his job as a firefighter just a few weeks ago after 39 years of service. He and his wife had already planned a few trips in the upcoming year. They’re still planning a trip to El Salvador, but said they’ll upgrade the vacation.
"We were going in September anyways, but this is going to help out if you know what I mean, a little bit, and make it a lot more fun," he said.
The lottery has caused other reactions as well: "My dad wants my car and he doesn’t want to pay for it," Bodnarchuk said.
The names of all 3,504 winners will be published in the print edition of the Winnipeg Free Press on June 22.