Rotary Mega Lottery raises $234,000

The Rotary Club of Fort St. John held the draw for its annual Mega Lottery on Saturday.

Kim Aurala of Fort St John was the grand prize winner of $25,000. Brad Nilson of Baldonnel won $22,160 in the 50/50 draw.

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This year’s draw raised $234,000 in support of two dozen local community groups across the region. The draw saw $189,700 raised through ticket sales, and $44,320 raised through 50/50 sales.

All told, $72,000 was awarded today to 14 people who bought tickets to the draw. The prize money is being spread around to winners as far away as Spirit River, Prince George, and Moberly Lake.

Winners:

1. Kim Aurala - $25,000

2. Marie Alderson - $10,000

3. Arnold Martens - $5,000

4. Evelyn Laing - $1,000

5. Lloyd Guner - $1,000

6. Karen Schwab - $1,000

7. Samantha Warren - $1,000

8. Gary Jewell - $1,000

9. Helen Konashuk - $1,000

10. Neil Nelson $1,000

11. Craig Lalonde - $1,000

12. Doc Peck - $1,000

13. Sharon Lewis - $1,000

Florin Rugina and Ricky Kok also won $5,000 each in early bird draws held in October and December.

Clubs that benefit from this year's lottery include:

  • BC High School Rodeo Association
  • North Peace Gymnastics Association 
  • Rotary Club of Fort St. John
  • Taylor Minor Hockey
  • FSJ Dance Society
  • FSJ Soccer Club
  • Elks Speedskating
  • Irish Dance
  • Northern Dance 
  • Abbeyfield House
  • Fort St. John Library
  • Rotary Club
  • Rotary Interact
  • Royal Canadian Army Cadets,
  • Stage North
  • Energetic Edge Cheer Association
  • Peace Passage Skating Club
  • Dawson Creek Rotary
  • DC 5-Pin Association
  • Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Club
  • Mile Zero Figure Skating Club
  • Dawson Creek Ski & Rec
  • Dawson Creek Hospital Foundation
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