SMHFoundation Launches Round 2 of on-line 50/50 Lottery

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is launching the on-line sales for round 2 of their 50/50 lottery today, January 6th. This round runs until March 31st when the jackpot draw will be held the morning of March 31st on 98 the Beach radio.

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On December 22nd, over $8,200 was given away to one lucky winner in the Round 1 draw that was a perfect gift just in time for Christmas.

Prior to that draw, a 50/50 jackpot prize of over $11,000 was awarded to a local Port Elgin resident in last year’s 50/50 September jackpot draw.

Tickets are only available on-line at

The online 50/50 proceeds will go toward the purchase of a much-needed new x-ray machine for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital.

The radiology department and x-ray technology can play a vital role in the care of not only emergency room patients but oncology, cardiology and surgical cases as well. In order to do this however, the current x-ray machine, that is over 15 years old and has reached its end of life, needs to be replaced with newer, more current technology.

The cost to replace the old machine will be $510,000 and the government does not fund the purchase of medical equipment.  Therefore, the support of the community is crucial to ensure that the hospital can stay up to date and continue to provide the high quality care that residents deserve.

“Being able to offer some fun events that also provide something in return for the public, like a fabulous cash prize, keeps fundraising fresh and exciting in our community and almost everyone has had or will have an x-ray at one point in time if not several times in their life,” says Foundation Executive Director, Tracy Murray.

Canadian Tire

Mowbray’s Canadian Tire is the proud supporter of this new lottery project for the Foundation.  Owners, Mike and Eleanor Mowbray have been extraordinary supporters of helping to maintain local healthcare for a number of years, including being past Honorary Chairs of the Hospital Foundation’s holiday Light the Way Campaign.

Purchase your tickets today to help bring the much needed new x-ray machine to our community!

*should the x-ray fundraising campaign be completed prior to the March 31st draw, the jackpot proceeds will go to the next highest priority equipment need for the hospital.

For more information, contact Tracy Murray 226-930-1114