Congratulations to our 50/50 Hospital Lottery for Guelph General Hospital grand prize winner, Emily Hives! Emily won $48,525 from July’s lottery.

The winning ticket number, M-6774951, was pulled at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30th.

This was the first time Emily has purchased tickets for the 50/50 Hospital Lottery. She received our postcard in the mail earlier in July and decided to buy some tickets. She purchased the latest ticket bundle of 200 tickets for $40.

When asked why she purchased lottery tickets for our hospital, Emily said, “I knew the money would be going to a great cause, so I thought, why not?” She did not think she would win, so she was shocked and excited to receive a call from Sarah Ferguson, manager of the 50/50 Hospital Lottery for Guelph General Hospital.  

Emily is getting married next year. She told us that this money will definitely help her and her fiancé, Aziz Nashef, have the wedding of their dreams. They also might use some of the winnings for some renovations and projects around the house or to visit family overseas.

Don’t miss out on August’s 50/50 draw! The guaranteed prize is $9,999 plus two early bird draws for $500 each on Friday, August 13th. Make sure to buy your tickets before Friday, August 13th 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 à

Ticket sales for the August grand prize will end on Monday, August 30th at 11:59 p.m. The next lucky grand prize winner will be drawn on Tuesday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m.

Proceeds from the 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