Parissa Mortazavi took home $2,155.50 as the October 5 winner of the Foundation’s 50/50 staff lottery.

Parissa has worked at Mackenzie Health for 25 years as a Clinical Pharmacist and is proud to see that pharmacists have become a vital part of multidisciplinary teams taking care of patients throughout the hospital. Parissa’s vision for Mackenzie Health is to one day have the highest patient satisfaction rate in Canada.

Parissa says, “I had a trip planned to London, England wo days after I found out about my big win! This was the best timing. I spent most of [my winnings] there and truly enjoyed my trip.”

Many Mackenzie Health employees are supporting the Foundation by joining the bi-weekly Pay Day Payout 50/50 Staff Lottery, which launched last May to strengthen Mackenzie Health’s culture of generosity and help raise awareness of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Here’s how it works:

Every payday during the lottery period from May 4 to Nov. 2, a total of 3,900 tickets are available and eligible Mackenzie Health employees have a chance to win a maximum jackpot of $5,850 (the actual prize amount varies with participation).

Half the proceeds go to the winner, while the other half will help purchase much needed state-of-the-art equipment and technology for Mackenzie Health.

As of August, eight lucky employees have been awarded $12,972.

You could be the next lucky winner and take home more than $1,500 in our upcoming draws. But you have to have a ticket to win.

Download the registration form or go online and sign up today!

Thank you to everyone who has signed up…and good luck

Draw Date

October 5, 2017

Amount Won




Neema Chemmannoor Ravi – August 31, 2020 Winner

Neema Chemmannoor Ravi takes home a cheque for $3,100.50!

Massiel Garcia – August 17, 2020 Winner

Massiel Garcia takes home a cheque for $3,039.00!

Marie-Eve – August 3, 2020 Winner

Marie-Eve takes home a cheque for $3,006.00!

Tracy Stratton – July 20, 2020 Winner

Tracy Stratton takes home a cheque for $2,941.50!

Dana Evans – July 6, 2020 Winner

Dana Evans takes home a cheque for $2,938.50!

James Wagg – June 22, 2020 Winner

James Wagg takes home a cheque for $2,911.50!

Kristal Berlin – June 8, 2020 Winner

Kristal Berlin takes home a cheque for $2,911.50!

Lane Girouard – May 25, 2020 Winner

Lane Girouard takes home a cheque for $2,881.50!

Rachel Navarra – May 11, 2020 Winner

Rachel Navarra takes home a cheque for $2,890.50!

Dawn Donaldson – April 27, 2020 Winner

Dawn Donaldson takes home a cheque for $2,904.00!

Anne Li – April 13, 2020 Winner

Anne Li takes home a cheque for $2,860.50!

Asha Bhaskaran – March 30, 2020 Winner

Asha Bhaskaran takes home a cheque for $2,877.00!

Angela Mars – March 13, 2020 Winner

Angela Mars takes home a cheque for $2,911.50!

Melissa Sweet – February 28, 2020 Winner

Melissa Sweet takes home a cheque for $2,913!

Loretta Morson – February 14, 2020 Winner

Loretta Morson takes home a cheque for $2,830.50!

Lucille Adeva – January 31, 2020 Winner

Lucille Adeva takes home a cheque for $2,842.50!

Roy Agiang – January 16, 2020 Winner

Roy Agiang takes home a cheque for $2,854.50!

Pamela Abreu – January 7, 2020 Winner

Pamela Abreu takes home a cheque for $2,877.00!

Susana Sanchez – December 19, 2019 Winner

Susana Sanchez takes home a cheque for $2,853.00!

Annabela Machado – December 9, 2019 Winner

Annabela Machado takes home a cheque for $2,845.50!