Over 6,100 Island Health employees play Payday Lotto. And give back to local hospitals while doing so. Though we license the program, other hospital foundations that support Island Health receive funds too. Players support healthcare in the region where they work.
Martin enjoyed telling his wife about the big win. “Every pay period I used to tell my wife how much the prize was and she joked that I’d have to keep working until I won,” he says. “She didn’t expect me to win, so yes, I’m still working.”
Every two weeks, one lucky staff member wins half the jackpot. The other half supports Vancouver Island hospitals. Last year, Island Health employees funded over $650,000 in critically needed equipment. And supported extraordinary care, close to home. Since 1991, Payday Lotto has raised $7.6 million. Half of this has supported equipment in our hospitals.
“I’m grateful for this big win as it will pay for a newer truck when I retire,” says Martin. “But what’s most important is the good we do through Payday Lotto. Thank you for that very much.”
Thank you, Martin and Lotto players, for making a difference in our hospitals!