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Valerie Rydall wins $82,750 in the July SAHF 50/50 Draw

On July 31st, Valerie Rydall of Richard’s Landing, ON won a $82,750 jackpot in the Sault Area Hospital Foundation (SAHF) July 50/50 draw. Valerie’s lucky number (J-7021755) was drawn electronically, and she was called immediately.

Val smiles widely as she holds up a large cheque for $82,750
Val couldn't believe that she had won!

Valerie was in total disbelief when she found out she’d won. She had Foundation Staff repeat “You’ve won $82,750,” over the phone so her husband could hear as she laughed in the background.

Valerie had bought her ticket on the first day of sales (June 30th) – happy to support a good cause, but never believing she’d be the lucky winner. When asked what her plans were for the winnings, she shared, “I promised my children a trip to Europe when they finished University. My youngest just finished her degree this spring, so these winnings will pay for that trip!”

Valerie wasn’t the only winner this month – July’s Early Bird, Bill Ansley of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, was the lucky winner of $10,000 on July 12th with ticket J-2499900.

“We’re excited to see the jackpot amount growing again – July was over $10,000 higher than June!” said Teresa Martone, Executive Director for Sault Area Hospital Foundation. “The bigger the jackpot, the more money raised for our hospital – which helps purchase even more critical medical equipment. Thank you to all of our new and loyal ticket buyers: you’re making outstanding care possible at Sault Area Hospital!”

Tickets for SAHF’s August 50/50 draw are on sale now! Get your tickets before 2pm on August 16th for a chance to win the $10,000 early bird prize – plus every ticket has a chance at the growing jackpot.

Tickets are 10 for $10; 60 for $20; 200 for $40; or 750 for $75. In addition to online sales at, tickets can be purchased in person at the Sault Area Hospital Foundation Office (750 Great Northern Road) from 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older and in the province of Ontario to play.

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