RUSSELL – Russell resident Rosalee Gravelle has received a late Christmas present.

She has won $1,433,812.50 from the 50/50 draw in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s Dream of a Lifetime Lottery.

Gravelle was the lucky holder of ticket number 636293 and she will take home $1,433,812.50 in the lottery’s 50/50 draw. This year the jackpot for the 50/50 draw grew to an unprecedented $2,867,625, the highest prize in the lottery’s history.

The final draws were made on Jan. 5. Mark Coldham of Ottawa, had ticket number 013613, and won the Grand Prize package worth more than $3.1 million, which includes the Minto Dream Home fully furnished by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, bi-weekly cleaning for one year from ATC Cleaning, $100,000 in cash, a 2021 4-door LTD Hybrid Explorer 4WD from Donnelly Ford Lincoln Ltd (or $65,000 cash), a $5,000 Farm Boy gift card, moving services from Adam’s Moving and legal services from Mann Lawyers.

Anyone with a ticket can check their numbers online at as of 5 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 6.

All of the winners will receive a confirmation letter from MNP LLP within two weeks, detailing how to claim their prize.

The CHEO Foundation sincerely thanks all of its ticket buyers and sponsors for helping to raise a record-breaking amount of money to further pediatric healthcare and research at CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and Roger Neilson House.

“The 2021 Dream of a Lifetime Lottery has been the most successful in our history. Every ticket purchased means more support for children, youth and families,” said Dan Champagne, CHEO vice-president of corporate and community development. “With great partnerships and a community that cares about the well-being of children, it’s a recipe for success.”

“In a year with so many challenges this outpouring of generosity is even more special. From everyone at the CHEO Foundation and on behalf of CHEO staff, I extend our sincere thanks to all ticket purchasers.”