And the winner is…

Press release

Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that the winner of the June Riverside 50/50 electronic raffle is Tanya Hughes of Fort Frances, ON with the winning ticket number S-1480215. Hughes takes home $11,845, with the same amount going to the Foundation. The draw was made Thursday, June 30th at 11:00am in the Foundation Office. Due to staff holidays there was a delay in announcing June’s winner.

After noticing a missed call from Riverside, Hughes decided to check her numbers and quickly realised that she held the winning one. Aside from joking that her staff asked her to buy them all lunch for a week, she stated that she is in the middle of some house renovations and her winnings will likely go towards that. Hughes has been purchasing the Riverside 50/50 tickets for about a year now and hopes that her winning will encourage friends and family to purchase since it’s for a great cause.

This jackpot marked the sixth draw in the Foundation’s current monthly series of raffles. Since the Foundation’s inaugural electronic 50/50 raffle, over $360,000 has been given out to community members. All proceeds from the monthly 50/50 raffles help support health care close to home with funds being used to purchase much needed medical equipment for Riverside Health Care Facilities.

Tickets for the July raffle are available now at www.riverside5050.ca or by calling the Foundation Office at 274-4803 to arrange for offline sales. Tickets are 10 for $5, 20 for $10, 100 for $20 or our best deal of 250 chances for $40. A $500 early bird draw sponsored by West End Motors and Westland Insurance will take place Wednesday, July 13th at 11:00am. Ticket sales for the jackpot close Thursday, July 28th at 9:00pm with the draw taking place Friday, July 29th at 11:00 am.