In a year where TeleMiracle will be held mostly virtually, they have also launched an online 50/50 raffle.
TeleMiracle 45 Chair Brian Angstadt says the inspiration for the draw came from the success of others held across the country.
“As the NHL up their season, we were looking at their 50/50 jackpots, and even with the World Juniors, seeing their 50/50 jackpot, we were like ‘why don’t we try this’,” said Angstadt. “We know the prairie provinces love their 50/50s, so we thought we’d give it a shot as well. We decided to put this together and raise some more funds for TeleMiracle.”
The total jackpot starts at $25,000, with the potential maximum equaling $3.75 million.
Angstadt says Saskatchewan has a habit of coming together during difficult times, and this 50/50 draw provides another opportunity to do that.
“All the money raised with TeleMiracle stays in this province, so we want to help as many people as we can,” said Angstadt. “Doing a 50/50, and having the telethon makes sure that we can have that money to fund the people of this province.”
The 50/50 draw will be made on February 26th, with the winner being announced on the “Countdown to TeleMiracle” show on the 27th.
Tickets are on sale now on TeleMiracle’s website. You must be a Saskatchewan resident to be able to win.