Congratulations to our 50/50 Hospital Lottery for Guelph General Hospital grand prize winner, Wayne Hillis! Wayne won $39,662 from June’s lottery.

The winning ticket number, L-6857886, was pulled at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30th.

On Tuesday, June 29th, Wayne received a reminder email from the Foundation to purchase lottery tickets for June’s draw. It was the last day to buy tickets. Wayne put his information into the site, just like he does every month, and thought maybe this time luck would be on his side.

“It’s a way of giving back in a small way,” Wayne enthused when asked why he purchases lottery tickets for our hospital. “I remember thinking what a good lottery it would be to support considering the times that I’ve spent at Guelph General Hospital over the years.”

Wayne learned about the lottery through GuelphToday. He has been purchasing tickets almost since the lottery started last year and he usually spends $20 for 80 tickets.

Wayne has already given half the prize winnings away. “I made a gentleman’s agreement”, said Wayne.

Many years ago, Wayne and his friend made a deal that if either one ever won any money through any kind of lottery that they would share it. This is the first time there’s been any significant winnings to share.

Other than Wayne’s commitment to his old friend, he may buy some new exercise equipment, more 50/50 lottery tickets for the hospital, and the rest of the prize will go in the bank.

Wayne emphasizes, “I’m glad the Foundation sends out reminders to buy tickets because I may very well have missed this one had they not.”

Don’t miss out on July’s 50/50 draw! The guaranteed prize is $9,999 plus two early bird draws for $500 each on Friday, July 16th. Make sure to buy your tickets before Friday, July 16th at 10:59 a.m. to be included in both the early bird draw as well as the grand prize draw. That’s a lot of chances to win.

Buy your tickets today —->

The next lucky grand prize winner will be drawn on Friday, July 30th at 11:00 a.m.

Proceeds from July’s 50/50 Lottery will be used towards the purchase of a new MRI scanner for Guelph General Hospital. A new MRI will improve image quality. Doctors will be able to see smaller details with greater clarity, leading to an earlier and more accurate diagnosis. It will also be up to two times faster! A scan that now takes 30 minutes could be completed in 15 to 20 minutes. GGH will be able to complete more patient scans per hour of operation. And the new scanner is capable of producing images for a broader range of injuries and illnesses.

On behalf of the entire community, thank you for your support. When our hospital is able to purchase essential patient care equipment, we all win.

50/50 tickets can be purchased by anyone 18+ years old within the province of Ontario at Lottery Licence #1202393