Changes to fundraiser see bigger grand prize and lower ticket prices
By Angelica Ingram
The fourth annual Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation’s Cash for Care lottery launched on Dec. 3 with some tweaks and modifications this time around.
The lottery which raises money for the foundation only sells a limited number of tickets; 4000 to be exact.
This year ticket buyers have a chance to win up to $25000 with a grand prize of $20000 which is $5000 more than previous years.
“We’ve made some changes to the lottery this year” said Lisa Tompkins vice-chairwoman of the HHHSF board and lottery campaign chair. “It’s been very successful for the last three years. We wanted to make sure we went over the top this year.”
Funds raised from the lottery are going towards priority equipment and technology along with the Making Moments Matter campaign for the palliative care centre said HHHSF executive director Dale Walker.
Three early bird draws will be held prior to the grand prize draw on May 27 2016. Early bird draws will be for $500 (two draws) and $1000 (one draw). The grand prize draws are for $1000 $2000 and $20000.
Another change this year is the price of tickets which are $20 each three for $50 or six for $100.
Tickets are on sale now until May 27 and can be purchased by calling 705-457-1580 or 705-286-1580. They are also for sale around Haliburton County at Dollo’s Foodland TD Canadian Tire BMO Todd’s Independent and Haliburton Foodland.