A woman from Balmertown is celebrating with her family after winning big with the TBRHSF 50/50 draw. 

When Janice Hnatiuk received a phone call from Glenn Craig, President and CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation (TBRHSF), she could have never imagined how her life would change.  

Hnatiuk received the call on July 29, 2022, alerting her that she had won $533,010 after buying a ticket for the latest TBRHSF 50/50 draw. It took Craig assuring her a few times to convince her that she was in fact the winner, Hnatiuk was convinced she was the victim of a prank call.  

In a post from the TBRHSF Facebook page, Hnatiuk said that it was her father’s recent stay in the ICU at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre that inspired her to buy her ticket.  

Hnatiuk said she is unsure of what she is going to do with her winnings at this time, but that she is sure she would like to help out her kids and do some travelling!