Life After Fifty’s Annual Fundraiser Pivots From Paper To Virtual 

Sunday February 7th, 2021

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Life After Fifty’s traditional fundraiser will see changes this year.

Yearly, Life After Fifty hosts a paper-based lottery with a limited amount of tickets sold mostly by senior volunteers and through word-of-mouth. For over ten years, volunteer sellers would join forces to sell as many tickets as possible to friends and family and through social and community-based events. 

COVID-19 will see that tradition change, and in 2021 the lottery will move online into an electronic 50/50 raffle. 

“Not being able to hold in-person events makes things much tougher,” said Dorothy Davis, chair of Life After Fifty’s marketing committee. “Our usual volunteers are missing the competitive nature of selling tickets together, sharing their passion about the work we do and services we provide in the community, but we’re finding new ways to get the word out.”

The funds raised will help support the shift to virtual programming and access to low-cost meals for seniors in the Windsor-Essex area. 

“On the bright side, the one great thing about this format, with our traditional lottery, there was a limit to the number of tickets we could sell. Now, there is no limit on the number of tickets, which means there’s no limit on the jackpot.”

Windsor Honda and Lester Construction Group have contributed to supporting the lengthy process of moving the lottery to the virtual world through sponsorship. 

Then fundraiser will have a guaranteed prize of $2,500 and a chance to win 50% of the total money raised; tickets are sold in value-added bundles: $10 for 10 numbers, $20 for 25 numbers, $50 for 100 numbers, $100 for 300 numbers.

Ticket sales end at 11:59 pm on March 1st, and the winner will be drawn at 10 am on Tuesday, March 2nd, by a computer-based random number generator supplied by a third-party vendor, Bump 50:50.

You can enter the raffle today, visit LAF5050.caYou must be 18 years of age to enter and in Ontario at the time of purchase.

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