On November 30th at 11 am, Robin Reid of Churchill, ON, won the $238,327.50 jackpot in the Sault Area Hospital Foundation’s (SAHF) November electronic and online 50/50 draw. Her lucky number (M-5775983) was drawn electronically, and she was contacted immediately.
Robin grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, and was home visiting her parents when she bought her ticket. “It was actually my dad that convinced me to buy a ticket. I’m glad I listened to him!” said Robin. Her winning ticket was the first she had purchased for an SAHF 50/50 draw.
“My family has gotten care at that hospital, and I knew it was a good cause… but I had no idea how much I could win. I’m still in shock,” she said on the afternoon of the draw. Robin plans to use her $238,327.50 prize toward a new home she’s been shopping for, an education fund for her son, and some smart investments.
Tickets for SAHF’s December 50/50 draw are already on sale, and to celebrate a fantastic first year the draw is launching with a GUARANTEED $200,000 JACKPOT! That means our December winner will take home a minimum of $200,000, and if sales exceed $400,000 (which they have for the last 3 months), the jackpot will start getting EVEN BIGGER!
“SAHF 50/50 tickets make a great holiday gift that helps our whole community,” said Teresa Martone, Executive Director of the Sault Area Hospital Foundation. “Not only does the ticket holder get a chance to win up to 4 exciting early bird draws PLUS a massive cash jackpot; every dollar raised helps our hospital purchase critical medical equipment that helps care for the people we love most. What a great way to celebrate the holidays!”
The first ‘$1,000 Thursdays’ early bird draw will be held Thursday, December 3rd at 11am – so get your tickets now! Each early bird prize includes $500 cash and two $250 gift cards supporting local businesses. This month’s early bird prizes include:
Early Bird Draw #1 – December 3 at 11 am Prize ($1,250 value) - $500 Cash + $250 Maxco Steel Gift Card + $250 Fit Bodies, Fit Minds Gift Card + BONUS: $250 Hound Pound Gift Card
Early Bird Draw #2 – December 10 at 11 am Prize ($1,000 value) - $500 Cash + $250 Laser Advantage Gift Card + $250 Canadian Tire Gift Card
Early Bird Draw #3 – December 17 at 11 am Prize ($1,000 value) - $500 Cash + $250 Maitland Ford Lincoln Gift Card + $250 Qdoba Gift Card
Early Bird Draw #4 – December 24 at 11 am Prize ($1,000 value) - $500 Cash + $250 Giovanni's/Fratelli's/Burger Don Gift Card + $250 Great Lakes Honda Gift Card
From the time of purchase, tickets are eligible for all upcoming draws this month – including the grand prize at the end of the month. Tickets will be available for purchase until December 30th at 9 pm, and the grand prize draw will take place on December 31st at 11 am.
Congratulations to last month’s early bird winners: Patricia Secondi (M-3371778); Robert Blonda (M-1822042); Amber Hyatt (M-1568412); and Therese Boulanger (M-5863586).
SAHF 50/50 is supported by SooToday.com and Village Media, who are dedicated to making a difference in our community.
SAHF 50/50 tickets can be purchased by anyone 18+ years old within the province of Ontario at www.soo5050.ca. Visit the page regularly and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/saultareahospitalfoundation) where the winning number reveal takes place live for each draw.
On behalf of the entire community, thank you to all who continue to support. When our hospital purchases equipment like this, we all win.
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