Autoworker Wins Mega Monthly 50/50 Draw of $104,600



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.