Kenora man wins $128K in WRH Foundation’s 50/50 Draw

Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus. (photo by Mike Vlasveld)

A truck driver from Kenora is $128,888 richer after winning Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation’s Mega Money 50/50 Grand Prize Draw.

The hospital’s foundation is congratulating 64-year-old Leslie Creed on the win.

Creed, who is a semi-retired heavy haul truck operator, said he buys 50/50 draw tickets from hospitals across the province as his way of supporting the healthcare workers who have been on the frontline.

“I’ve been doing this for the last two years,” said Creed. “It’s to help support. I’ve had lots of medical issues and I’ve been in hospital. The hospitals do good work. They need help to buy
equipment and whatnot. What’s a better way to do it?”

Last August, Creed won just over $10,000 in the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital draw. However, he said it’s about winning the money.

“Everybody should help. We need it out there,” said Creed. “All the hospitals need help.”

Creed said he isn’t quite sure yet what he’ll do with all of his winnings, but does plan on buying a new vehicle and lending a financial hand to his daughter who just finished nursing school.

“I’m going to pay off her tuition debt to put her ahead of the game as she looks to begin her career,” said Creed.

Proceeds from the sale of the lottery tickets will go towards supporting the purchase of vital medical equipment at Windsor Regional Hospital.

Plans are already in the works to purchase a thoracic scope urgently needed in the Ouellette Campus Operating Room at a cost of $23,250