Peterborough woman wins almost $67,000 in PRHC Foundation’s first 50/50 lottery

Proceeds from lottery, which continues in November, support equipment and technology at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Judy Johnston of Peterborough accepts a cheque for $66,902.50 from Lesley Heighway, president and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation, which launched its first-ever 50/50 lottery in September 2021. The 50/50 lottery continues in November. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)
Judy Johnston of Peterborough accepts a cheque for $66,902.50 from Lesley Heighway, president and CEO of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation, which launched its first-ever 50/50 lottery in September 2021. The 50/50 lottery continues in November. (Photo courtesy of PRHC Foundation)

Judy Johnston of Peterborough has won $66,902.50 in the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Foundation’s first-ever 50/50 lottery.

PRHC Foundation staff called Johnston on Thursday (October 28) to let her know her ticket number A-2580031 was the winner.

“I’m shocked,” Johnston said, who was on the golf course when she received the call. “I’m speechless … thank you so much.”

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Johnston also had her choice of selecting a bonus prize of either a $2,500 Resorts of Ontario gift certificate or $2,000 in cash. She chose the gift certificate.

The PRHC Foundation first launched the 50/50 lottery in September, which includes early bird prizes as well as a grand prize. Proceeds from the lottery directly support the PRHC Foundation, which raises donations for healthcare equipment and technology at the hospital that government doesn’t fund.

“There are significant investments needed to fund the technological advancements and essential medical equipment required to support great patient care,” says Lesley Heighway, president and CEO of the PRHC Foundation, in a media release. “That’s why the support of the community is so important. The proceeds from the new 50/50 lottery will help fund the equipment and technology that form the foundation of patient care.”

VIDEO: PRHC Foundation staff call Judy Johnston

Announcing October's 50/50 Winner!

We are thrilled to announce October's 50/50 Lottery winner … Peterborough's Judy Johnston who received a really nice call while out on the golf course today! ?? Judy supported PRHC Foundation and walked away with $66,902.50 + a $2,500 Resorts of Ontario Gift Certificate! Listen to her reaction when she got the call in this video! THANK YOU to everyone who supported October's 50/50 … and come back on Monday to start playing November's new lottery! To see October's winner lists, please visit: https://bit.ly/3EkQgb8

Posted by PRHC Foundation on Thursday, October 28, 2021

The 50/50 lottery continues in November, running until November 29, with early bird draws held on “Thousand Dollar Thursdays” (November 18 and 25) when one ticket holder will win $1,000. All ticket holders are also entered into the grand prize draw on November 30 which includes the jackpot — which grows during the month as more tickets are purchased — as well as a bonus prize of a $2,500 Resorts of Ontario gift certificate or $2,000 in cash.

Ticket are available online only at prhcfoundation5050.com, where you can buy 10 tickets for $10, 40 tickets for $20, 160 tickets for $40, or 400 tickets for $75. Ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older and in the Province of Ontario to play.

“When people buy their tickets, they’ll have the added comfort of knowing that thanks to their support, our loved ones, friends, and neighbours can always find the world-class care they need and deserve right here at home,” Heighway says.