Retired Sales Rep Living in Belle River Wins June's Mega Monthly 50/50 Draw


Mega_Monthly_June_WinnerA retired woman from the Greater Toronto Area, now living in Belle River, had a great Canada Day after learning she was June’s Mega Monthly 50/50 lottery winner supporting the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation.

Elaine Helliker was on the phone talking to her cousin Thursday morning (July 1st), when she received the call from Windsor Regional Hospital.

Surprised by the phone call from the hospital, she quickly ended the call with her cousin and was told she won $76,490.

“I’m very excited. Totally elated,” she says. “I like to support the local hospital lottery.”

As for plans for the money, she says she needs time to digest it.

Helliker is retired after working at Mark's Work Warehouse for 27 years. She moved to Belle River to be with her partner who retired from Ford Motor Company.

While living in the GTA, she purchased lottery tickets supporting Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto so when she moved to Windsor-Essex three years ago, she wanted to support local.

“Have a little fun and maybe win a prize,” she laughs.