A Surrey woman is winner of an inaugural online charity lottery. (Contributed images) (Contributed graphic)

A Surrey woman is winner of an inaugural online charity lottery. (Contributed images) (Contributed graphic)

Surrey woman wins $334k in online 50/50 fundraiser

Four charities teamed up to raise funds in event won by Joanne Gamache

A Surrey woman has won more than $330,000 in an inaugural online charity lottery.

In a news release issued Monday (April 19), Joanne Gamache was identified as the winner of ‘The Big 50/50 Online Lottery.’

“This premier event raised a total $669,010, of which, 50% was awarded to the winner,” the release states.

The fundraiser saw four B.C. charities – the Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C., the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, Variety, The Children’s Charity of BC, and Zajac Ranch For Children – team up to raise funds.

“This collaborative effort joined four British Columbia Charities that have been deeply impacted due to COVID-19. Proceeds from this online lottery will directly impact the outstanding programs and services,” the release states.

The lottery ran from March 1 to April 15, and the draw was held at noon on April 16.



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