On October 29th at 11am, Angelo Ritrovato of Sault Ste. Marie, ON won the $140,195 jackpot in the Sault Area Hospital Foundation’s (SAHF) October electronic and online 50/50 draw. His lucky number (X-5949102) was drawn electronically and he was contacted immediately.
Angelo was at work when he got the call saying he had won over $140,000. His first words were “But I still have to work!” He had a few jobs left in the day, pouring concrete, but was so excited to tell the people around his jobsite what had just happened, he yelled – “guess what…!” to those standing around before hanging up the phone.
Angelo is a long-time supporter of the SAHF 50/50, “If I’m going to buy tickets, I’m happy to see it support our local hospital,” Angelo explained. “I spent some time in the hospital, and everyone took great care of me. I always want to see them supported in what they do.” The funds from SAHF 50/50 purchase medical equipment essential to providing care, and keeping patients local.
When asked about how he’d spend his winnings, Angelo said, “I’m going to fix up my farmhouse and build a garage. I was always planning to, but this is going to make it happen quicker. And with Christmas coming, I think I’ll spoil the grandkids a little more this year.”
Also in October, SAHF awarded Ken Miron of Garden River, ON $10,000 in the early bird draw. His lucky number was X-2222723. The $10,000 early bird continues in November as a bonus for all purchasers who secure their tickets before November 12th at 2 PM.
This draw was a celebration of a huge accomplishment at SAHF: this was the 24th monthly draw, marking 2 full years of SAHF 50/50. It also saw SAH surpass $4 million in prizes awarded to-date.
“Its been an incredible ride. We started this draw without any major expectations, and the community has blown us away,” said Teresa Martone, Executive Director, Sault Area Hospital Foundation. “We are looking at ways to keep the experience fresh, and continue the excitement into our 3rd year. Beyond that, we have to thank each and every person that has purchased a ticket and choose to support Sault Area Hospital Foundation. You make all that we do possible.”
Tickets for SAHF 50/50’s November draw are on sale now. Don’t miss out on the $10,000 early bird draw! Purchase before November 12th. Over $4 million in prizes have been awarded to date. SAHF 50/50 tickets can be purchased by anyone 18+ years old within the province of Ontario at www.soo5050.ca.
On behalf of the entire community, thank you to all who continue to support. When our hospital purchases equipment like this, we all win.