By CARMEN WELD
Kamloops' Dave Maw is the proud new owner of the PNE Prize Home in Naramata.
Pacific National Exhibition announced the winner of the 82nd-annual PNE Prize Home on Monday.
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson pulled out the winning ticket live at Hastings Park.
“Congratulations to our lucky winner,” said Mike McDaniel, president and CEO of the PNE.
“The PNE Prize Home is a beloved tradition of the fair and showcases some of the best building and innovation that B.C. has to offer. Best wishes to the Maw family, who will enjoy their home in spectacular Naramata.”
Designed by award-winning premium modular homebuilder, Freeport Industries, the total value of this year’s grand prize package is more than $1.4 million.
More than 106,000 ticket sheets were purchased by fair attendees and through phone and online sales this year.
Revenue raised from the lottery supports a variety of non-revenue-producing programs at the PNE, spanning agriculture, community, arts and a large number of other local programs.
The 2016 PNE Prize Home features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, expansive windows, top of the line finishes, home automation and a patio complete with a hot tub.
As part of the PNE Prize Home program, the 50/50 prize was awarded to Debbie Hawkins from Courtenay, who won a prize of $483,025.