Orillia resident Brenda Morgan is the latest winner of the Soldiers’ 50/50 Raffle. Her prize of $20,225 has pushed the raffle to an exciting milestone for Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation (Soldiers’ Foundation).
The February grand prize puts the total prizes awarded by the raffle at more than $500,000, with winners stretching across the community. Morgan, the latest lucky winner, said this news could not have come at a better time.
“You would not believe how much good news this is right now,” she exclaimed during the call letting her know she had won. “I’m a cancer patient and we’re in a very inaccessible house right now, so we’re moving to a more accessible apartment.”
Morgan has been receiving her cancer treatments at Soldiers’ and has tremendous appreciation for the hospital’s staff.
“The hospital has been so good to me over the years, and I just felt like I should contribute”, Morgan said about Soldiers’ 50/50. “It wasn’t that much money, and Soldiers’ 50/50 make it so easy for us [to buy raffle tickets].”
Along with giving away more than $500,000 in prizes, the Soldiers’ 50/50 raffle has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars towards the purchase of supplies and equipment for Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.
“I love seeing a winner’s story like Brenda,” said Jeff Sieger, Data and Finance Associate at Soldiers’ Foundation and organizer of the raffle. “Regardless of who wins, the hospital wins. That’s so important to remember.”
“Soldiers’ 50/50 has been a huge boost for the hospital and the entire community. We have some big plans coming up in the next few months, so I’m sure it’s going to continue to grow even larger!”
The next Soldiers’ 50/50 raffle is already underway, and is kicking off with a $1,000 Early Bird Draw this Thursday at 2 p.m. With a winner every week, there are plenty of chances to win big.
Soldiers’ 50/50 raffle is managed by the Soldiers’ Foundation and works to generate funding for areas of emerging need within Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.
The next Soldiers’ 50/50 Grand Prize draw is March 31st, and Early Bird draws are set for March 2, 9, 16, and 23rd. With a guaranteed pot of $5,000 and ticket bundles starting at just $10, it’s a fun way to support your local hospital and gives you the chance to win every week.
To learn more about the new Soldiers’ 50/50 and how you can win big every week, visit soldiers5050.ca.