EDMONTON, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Reader's Digest Canada is pleased to
announce that Mrs. Renate Ackley is the Grand Prize Winner of the
Reader's Digest 73rd National Sweepstakes.
As the first-ever Grand-Prize winner from Alberta, Ackley was in
complete and utter disbelief when she received the letter announcing
that she had won the Reader's Digest 73rd National Sweepstakes. "I was
very surprised. I just couldn't believe it," said Ackley. "I've never
won anything before so it really is quite unbelievable."
In celebration of her good fortune, a ceremony in honour of Ackley was
held today for her and her friends and family at the Rutherford House
in Edmonton, Alberta. "It's the best part of my job," shares Marisa
Orsini, Prize Award Administrator at Reader's Digest. "Our sweepstakes
has been changing lives for over 40 years and I was proud to present
Mrs. Ackley with her $500,000 cheque today as our latest Grand Prize
When asked what she planned to do with her winnings, Ackley said she
will "share the money with family and in particular, buy my husband a
new car since I have already scrapped two!"
Since 1962 Reader's Digest Canada has given out more than 107,500 prizes
for a total value over $25,000,000. To enter the Reader's Digest Canada
73rd National Sweepstakes, all participants had to do was to return
their entry form by mail or by email as no purchase was required. All
participants had to be Canadian residents, over the age of 18, and
correctly answer a skill-testing question. The Reader's Digest Canada
73rd National Sweepstakes was overseen by the accounting firm of Raymond
Chabot Grant Thornton, LLP, Chartered Accountants.
Visit www.readersdigest.ca/sweepstakes for further information
SOURCE Reader's Digest
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