Oriskany resident wins 23rd annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing

Photo: Karen Fournier of Oriskany is the winner of the 23rd annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing. Proceeds of the fundraiser benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the Mohawk Valley Health System. Celebrating the occasion are, from left, Karen Fournier, Andrea MacDiarmid, CMN Hospitals coordinator; and family members Katie, Renee and Robert Fournier. This was Karen’s first time purchasing a Miracle Drawing ticket. She bought the ticket at Chanatry’s Supermarket located in Utica. On the evening of the drawing, Karen was making dinner and her son tuned into WKTV NewsChannel2 to see who won. “My son came into the kitchen and told me I had won,” said Fournier. “I thought he was kidding and just laughed it off but then I realized he was serious.” The project, which benefits maternal child services at MVHS, has raised more than $4.8 million over the past 23 years. For more information and to view the recipients of the nine bonus prizes, call the MVHS Foundation at 315-624-5600 or visit mvhealthsystem.org/CMN.