Tim Callaghan wins $26,188 in September’s 50/50 Hospital Lottery

The winning number, C-2858342, was drawn on Wednesday, September 30th at 11AM.

Tim first purchased tickets for the 50/50 Hospital Lottery in August, while trying to win the early bird prize.

When contacted by The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital, Tim was speechless. He couldn’t believe his number had been drawn electronically.

“You’ve got to be kidding me, this has to be some kind of joke. You don’t know how this will help my family,” said Tim. He said that his wife initially thought something was wrong when he contacted her to tell her the wonderful news. Once she found out they won, she was ecstatic.

Tim is originally from Waterloo and has strong ties to Guelph as many of his family members live in Guelph.

When asked what his plans are for the money, Tim told us he “plans to pay off bills, and use the rest of the money to take a trip with the family, when it is safe to travel. Disney World is definitely one of the top contenders.”

Tickets for October’s draw are on sale now!

Once again, the minimum guaranteed prize starts at $9,999 and the prize will start to grow once ticket sales exceed $19,998!

Buying early helps the prize grow to as high as it can be, so buy your tickets today!

The next lucky winner will be drawn on October 30th at 11AM!

50/50 Hospital Lottery proceeds from July and August helped fund 33 new endoscopes that have already arrived!
These include gastroscopes (small intestine), colonoscopes (colon or large intestine) and bronchoscopes (lungs), as well as specialized scopes for the diagnose of diseases of the gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and liver.

50/50 tickets can be purchased by anyone 18+ years old within the province of Ontario at www.GGH5050.ca. Visit the page regularly and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FdnGGH) to stay up to date on how high the current prize is.

On behalf of the entire community, thank you to all who continue to support. When our hospital is able to purchase equipment like this, we all win.

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