The winning ticket was purchased from the Bear Mountain Ski Club in Dawson Creek.
Member of the Rotary Club and volunteer of the Mega Lottery Committee, Moira Green explains how the local clubs associated with the sale of Mega Lottery tickets, like the Bear Mountain Ski Club, are now capable of seeing a profit margin as the cost associated has been officially covered by the tickets sold to date.
“There’s a cost to the lottery in terms of administration and prizes,” Green goes on to explain. “Once those cost are covered, then the rest of the funds that are collected by the lottery are distributed to our participating clubs on a weighted average bases – based on their ticket sales.”
For example, if there’s $10 dollars worth of tickets sold after cost are recuperated, and one local club sold 50 per cent of those tickets, they’d receive $5 dollars in profit.
Some of the clubs participating in the sale of Mega Lottery tickets this year include the Bear Mountain Ski Club, the Dawson Creek 5-pin Bowling Association, the Taylor and Fort St. John Minor Hockey League, the Speed Skating Association; several dance clubs, and the Abbeyfield House of Fort St. John.
The official Mega Lottery Draw will take place at the Totem Mall on December 27 at 3:00 p.m.
“Please look for your local clubs at the mall, at Canadian Tire, and at other participating locations to make sure that you get your lottery ticket for this year, because not only can you win big, you can share bigger,” Green concludes.
Some of the prizes up for grabs during the December 27 draw include vehicles, bicycles, satellite radios, iPods and much more.
Also, don’t forget to follow the Fort St. John Rotary Club on Facebook for all of the latest updates.