- September 1, 2020
- Posted by: ckha
- Category: News
(Cover photo): Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation presents Emily Geroux of Highgate, Ontario, winner of this year’s Igniting Healthcare 50/50 FUNdraiser, with a cheque for $172,870 on August 27, 2020
CHATHAM, August 27, 2020 – In less than 24 hours since the winning number was drawn, the largest-ever Igniting Healthcare 50/50 jackpot has been claimed.
“We received notification early Friday morning that someone in Highgate believed they had the winning ticket.” Says Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “It’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time waiting for the winner to come forward after the ticket is drawn. With tickets being sold right across Ontario, we are so thrilled to see the jackpot going to someone in our community.” Adds Crowley.
The lucky winner, Emily Geroux, had not checked her ticket until Friday morning, after she had been discussing with her husband during breakfast that a winner had not yet been announced. “I realized I had the number and I just said “I won! I won! I won!”” says Geroux. “I couldn’t believe it, I have never won anything before.”
She adds that she bought the ticket because she wanted to support a worthy cause and their initial plans for the money include buying a new truck with more seating to accommodate their grand-kids, and using some to replace their deck.
A total of 9,671 tickets accounting for 1,194,410 numbers were sold for this year’s Igniting Healthcare 50/50 FUNdraiser.