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CatchAceWeek29WinnerCongratulations to Krista MacKinnon on her $964 Week 29 win! Krista asked to open envelope #30, and the 9 of Diamonds was revealed. There are now 23 envelopes remaining, and the progressive jackpot is expected to reach $21,000 for the week 31 draw.

The five hospital foundations that fundraise for Grey Bruce Health Services have joined forces to host the popular Catch the Ace lottery in support of a new MRI system for the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.

Tickets are available at:

Lloyd's Smoke Shop in Wiarton
Cindy's Variety in Hepworth
Investment Planning Counsel in Sauble Beach
Roadside Convenience in Ferndale
Simply Unique in Meaford
Thornbury Pharmasave
Meaford Hospital Foundation
Bill's ValuMart in Meaford
Sidekicks Cafe in Markdale
Centre Grey Hospital Aux Kiosk
Ralph's Hi-Way Shopette in Port Elgin
Harrigan's 100 Mile Food Mart
Owen Sound Hospital Gift Shop
M&M Meats in Owen Sound
OSH Foundation Office

Catch the Ace GBHS lottery draws are held every Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation. The weekly and progressive jackpot grow depending on how many tickets are sold and how long the lottery lasts. Catch the Ace GBHS has jumpstarted the five foundations’ initiative to raise $4.7 million for a new MRI system.

Here’s how the lottery works.

The lottery starts with 52 playing cards individually sealed in envelopes numbered 1 through 52. These envelopes are put on display in the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation office. Nobody knows which envelope contains the Ace of Spades – until the lucky winner catches it.

When tickets are purchased supporters will be asked to pre-select an envelope number on their ticket stub. The lucky weekly winner takes home 20% of that week’s ticket revenues and the envelope number selected on the ticket will be opened to reveal a playing card. If the card is not the Ace of Spades, the card will be destroyed and the lottery continues for another week. If the card is the Ace of Spades, the weekly winner also wins the progressive jackpot. The progressive jackpot grows each week with 30% of weekly ticket sales revenue being added in.

We are so excited to see this round of Catch the Ace gaining momentum,” said Amy McKinnon, Executive Director of Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation. “We are having such fun here in the office and can’t wait to see how the lottery unfolds.”

The MRI in the Owen Sound Regional Hospital is used over 10,000 times per year on patients from across Grey and Bruce to diagnose a range of medical conditions. Tests done with the next generation of MRI technology will be faster, quieter, and more comfortable for patients, and will provide physicians with high quality images to aid in an accurate diagnosis.

The MRI is a critical piece of diagnostic equipment, and for many patients, test results from an MRI help save lives,” said Dr. Colin McIver, Chief of Radiology. “Whether it’s a broken bone or a severe brain injury, we want to provide patients with the best technology available, and we are very pleased that the Foundations are helping make this possible.”

Visit and follow @CatchTheAceGBHS on Facebook and Twitter, and watch the live stream and/or video recordings posted to the social media pages.

Ticket purchasers must be 18 or over to participate. For more information visit www.gbhsmri.ca or contact your local hospital foundation.

A.G.C.O. Licence #10570 has been issued to Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation.