An Essex County autoworker and grandfather of five was flabbergasted to learn he was the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation’s Mega Monthly 50/50 Draw winner taking home $104,600!
Ricky Ireland was at work at Ford Friday afternoon when he received a call from his wife saying he needed to call the hospital.
“Complete shock and amazement,” he said. “I wasn’t sure why I was calling but I had a hunch maybe I won something but I wasn’t sure how much.”
Ireland purchased his tickets at the beginning of February.
He plans to build a garage and give some of his winnings to his grandchildren.
Proceeds from the lottery support the purchase of hospital equipment at Windsor Regional Hospital.
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