Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation board chairman Peter Oyler speaks at the launch of the foundation's annual Cash for Care lottery fundraiser which this year offers more chances to win. /CHAD INGRAM Staff

Cash for Care is in the air 

By Chad Ingram

Published Dec. 4 2018

Tickets for the Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation’s seventh annual Cash for Care lottery fundraiser are now available.

The lottery was launched at an event at the Minden HHHS facility on Nov. 29.

“We are going to turn the tables a little bit and hopefully announce some special incentives with respect to this year’s lottery” said foundation board chairman Peter Oyler.

With a total of $25000 in cash prizes this year’s lottery will offer four early bird draws there were three previously. Those draws for $500 each will take place Feb. 14 March 15 April 15 and May 15 respectively. Three final draws for cash prizes of $1000 $2000 and $20000 will be held May 30.

“So your odds of winning are better than they ever have been before” Oyler said.

For the first time the foundation is also offering seven tickets for $100 – the previous deal was six for $100. Three tickets can be purchased for $50 or single tickets for $20 each.

In Minden tickets are available at Canadian Tire Dollo’s Foodland and the TD bank. In Haliburton they can be found at BMO Foodland and Todd’s Independent. They can also be purchased at the foundation offices at the Haliburton and Minden HHHS facilities when staff are there or by calling the lottery hotline at 705-457-1580.

A total of 4500 tickets are available and there were already orders for 400 on the day of the launch.

Proceeds from this year’s lottery will go toward the foundation’s Heart of the Matter campaign raising money for the purchase of cardiac telemetry equipment.