On March 31st, Richard Harasym of Marathon, ON and Rebecca Harasym of Sault Ste. Marie, ON won a $156,850 jackpot with ticket # BFF-1224552 in the March 2022 SAHF 50/50 Draw!
Richard and his daughter Rebecca bought the ticket together to support healthcare in Sault Ste. Marie. “Both my children live in the Soo, and I know I want to support the hospital they will go to when they need care,” explained Richard. Rebecca added, “I don’t buy a lot of lottery tickets because it’s hard to justify, but this draw is different. Knowing that the funds support our community and purchase equipment for Sault Area Hospital, I felt it was a good purchase.”
Richard, a retired resident of nearby Marathon, was out for his daily walk when he received the call. “I couldn’t believe it. I thought I must be hearing things. Cars were driving by and there was no way they said I won, I never win anything,” said Richard. The retiree indicated that money will help make his retired life extra special. Rebecca was just stepping out of work when she was connected to the call. She shared that she would love to buy a house, and this money could help her get into a difficult housing market. As the March winners, Richard and Rebecca were offered the choice of a $30,000 travel voucher from Northstar Travel and Tours or a $20,000 bonus prize. The two chose the cash bonus, giving them each a $88,425 cash prize.
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, Ken Fleming of Sault Ste. Marie, ON was the winner of a $10,000 Early Bird Prize.
March 2022 also marked the first month of winners for SAHF 50/50’s exciting new calendar draw add-on. Ticket buyers in February were given the chance to add on a “Win Your Way” March Calendar Draw ticket. Throughout March, an additional 93 prizes were awarded to lucky winners – for a total of 95 winners in March; the most in SAHF 50/50 history!
While March 2022 marked more winners than ever before, the real winner in this lottery is always Sault Area Hospital. “While this lottery is fun for all involved, it always circles back to the cause,” said Teresa Martone, Executive Director, Sault Area Hospital Foundation. “We continue to be impressed and amazed by the support we receive from people connected to our community. Thanks to the thousands of people who are buying SAHF 50/50 tickets, making direct donations, and making healthcare a priority, we have been able to purchase millions of dollars in critical medical equipment for our local hospital over the past year. We can’t wait to share more about all of the wonderful equipment coming in to our hospital as a result of community support – thank you to all who give to SAHF.”
The winning isn’t over yet! March “Win Your Way” Calendar winners will be announced daily starting April 1st through to April 30th. Tickets for the month-long calendar draws must be purchased in the month prior to the draws, and must be purchased in conjunction with a SAHF 50/50 ticket. Check out all the March winners and follow the April announcements on https://www.soolottery.ca/calendar-winners/
Tickets for April’s 50/50 draw are on sale now, and bonus prizes are back! In addition to this month’s Grand Prize Jackpot, the April SAHF 50/50 winner will also get their choice of bonus prize: a $30,000 gift certificate to Mio’s Home Furniture or $20,000 in cash! Looking to update the furniture throughout your home? This prize could help make that dream come true! Plus, the Win Your Way Calendar returns with 93 winners during the month of May!
Get ready for some April showers! If you buy your ticket before midnight on April 14th, you will also have the extra chance at the $10,000 Early Bird prize.
Each chance to win big starts at www.soolottery.ca (tickets available online only). 50/50 ticket options include 10 tickets for $10, 60 tickets for $20, 200 tickets for $40 or 750 tickets for $75. Calendar ticket options include 40 tickets for $10, 100 tickets for $20 and 250 tickets for $40. Calendar tickets must be purchased in conjunction with 50/50 tickets. Ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older and in the province of Ontario to play.
The SAHF 50/50 Lottery continues to raise funds to purchase the essential medical equipment needed by local healthcare professionals to provide outstanding care, close to home. Thank you for your continued support!