The Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation pulled the first name out of the bin for their Monthly Lottery draw, and it was John Waugh of Meadow Lake coming out $1,000 richer.
"Think I might take the wife on a little trip," said Waugh when he received the good news, April 6.
The Previous Purchaser ticket was drawn from the drum by BUHF volunteer Kay Sidebottom, and lottery auditor Suzanne Odishaw of Menssa Baert Cameron Odishaw was in attendance.
This is the first of 158 draws that will take place over the next year, with a total of $50,000 in prizes to be awarded.
The proceeds of the 2011-2012 Monthly Lottery tickets will be used to purchase equipment for the hospital's new endoscopic suite.
Tickets are still available for purchase at the BUHF office (located in the main lobby of the hospital), at the BUHF Canteen and Gift Shop, or by calling 446-6652. The deadline for the next draw is next Friday, April 15.