Judy Bond of Ottawa takes home $500,832.50 and The Snowsuit Fund will use proceeds from the other half to purchase snowsuits for disadvantaged Ottawa children. What a winning way to start 2023!
The Snowsuit Fund’s second annual 50/50 Raffle powered by Rogers Sports and Media radio stations, CHEZ 106, KiSS 105.3, City News 101.1 and Country 92.3 achieved a record-breaking $1,001,665 in ticket sales beating out last year’s total by over $180K. The winning ticket was randomly selected by the electronic lottery platform
Judy, an IT consultant for the federal government, received the life changing call Friday morning while in an online meeting. While live on air, radio hosts let her know she had the winning ticket. Ms. Bond, an avid KiSS 105.3 listener, had purchased her tickets at 8:25 am just minutes before sales closed and helped push total ticket sales past the million-dollar milestone. Judy plans to use the funds for a home renovation, donations to her (other) favourite charities and to give her fur babies the royal treatment.
The Snowsuit Fund 50/50 launched on November 29, 2022 with a guaranteed $10K Jackpot. Weekly early bird draws for $8K in gift cards provided by Ottawa Canadian Tire dealers were a driving force behind brisk pre-Christmas sales. Sales were steady throughout the holidays and into January, then accelerated in the final week when the jackpot tripled. Over the final 24 hours the jackpot grew by over $300K and surpassed the $1Million sales mark just seconds before sales closed.
“The community has shown over the top support yet again with their generosity and enthusiasm by making The Snowsuit Fund’s 50/50 draw a resounding success”. says Board Chair, Danny Kingsbury. “Along with thanking all ticket buyers, we are very grateful and fortunate to have had the unwavering commitment by Rogers Sports and Media. Their radio personalities created on-air and on-line excitement and incentives that helped drive ticket sales to a record breaking high! The 50/50 draw proceeds that are realized by the Snowsuit Fund will go a long way toward keeping kids warm”.