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Paying it Forward Pays Off

September 2, 2022

One ticket; immeasurable impact

Supporters of the HSC Millionaire Lottery have the chance to win big and give back.

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness never met Faruq Musa*.

In 2020, Nigerian-born Musa celebrated his third year in Canada by receiving a cheque for $668,690—the HSC Millionaire Lottery’s largest 50/50 prize ever!

“I was at work when I received the news—I was so ecstatic. That call was life-changing,” says Musa.

Musa isn’t an avid lottery ticket buyer; rather, he was looking for a way to give back to Health Sciences Centre, the hospital that provided excellentprenatal care to his wife.

“Many who immigrate to Canada come from countries where they must pay for everything—including health care. I see this purchase as a way to give back and express gratitude,” says Musa.

Musa, his wife, and their one-and-a-half-year-old son are thrilled to be able to move out of their apartment and into a new custom-built home; give back to charities, loved ones, and their church; and put Musa’s Master of Finance degree to good use by saving and investing the remaining money.

“My perspective has changed, and I see life from a new angle now. If you have the means, I encourage you to give back,” says Musa.

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*Name changed at winner’s request.