Big Wish Lottery Ticket Sales End Tomorrow


There are only two days left to purchase your Big Wish Lottery ticket to support the Group Health Centre (GHC) Trust Fund. When you buy a Big Wish lottery ticket, you do not only get a chance to win one of the amazing grand prize packages, but you are also helping a local charity purchase medical equipment for our community.

“With the generous support we received from the community last year, GHC was able to purchase all of the equipment identified on our Equipment Needs List,” says Tricia Lesnick, GHC Trust Fund Manager. “In 2022, GHC was able to purchase, among other things, a surgical scope, an HD surgical monitor, electrocautery, vital signs monitor, and a bone density scanner – all of which will benefit our patients.”

With Big Wish’s draw date fast approaching, GHC supporters are reminded that there are $100,000 in prizes to be awarded on Feb. 1. There is a chance to win $70,000 cash as well as six other $5,000 locally-focused prize packages. Each one is tailored to fulfill a specific wish in one’s life. Sales close on Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

“We are beyond thrilled with all the support we have received this year for our Big Wish Lottery draw,” says Lesnick. “We are looking forward to once again purchasing as much equipment as possible, and that wouldn’t be possible without the community’s support of our Big Wish Lottery.”

The 2023 Big Wish grand prize packages are as follows;

  1. Find your Big Wish – $70,000 cash prize.
  2. Local Beauty – $1,000 cash, $2,000 Savoy’s Jewellers gift card and $2,000 Laser Advantage gift card. Total value: $5,000.
  3. Family Space – $1,000 cash, $2,000 Storey Home Furniture & Design Group gift card and $2,000 Soo Video TV gift card. Total value: $5,000.
  4. Home Refresh – $1,000 cash, $2,000 Soo Mill gift card and $2,000 Odd Job Jacks gift card. Total value: $5,000.
  5. Everyday Needs – $1,000 cash, $2,000 Rome’s Independent Grocer gift card and $2,000 Esso gas card in partnership with McDougall Energy. Total value: $5,000.
  6. Hometown Fun – $1,000 cash, $2,000 Searchmont Resort gift card and $2,000 Soo Greyhounds gift card. Total value: $5,000.
  7. Body and Mind – $1,000 cash, $2,000 Algoma Bicycle Co. gift card and $2,000 Fit Bodies, Fit Minds gift card. Total value: $5,000.

Big Wish tickets start at $25 each, two for $45 or four for $75. You can purchase securely online at or call the GHC Trust Fund at (705)759-5530. You can also purchase tickets in person at the reception desk at Group Health Centre, 240 McNabb St.

Only debit/credit will be accepted as payment at in-person sales locations.

Ticket sales will end on Jan. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. The grand prize draws (prize packages one to seven) will take place at 10 a.m. on Feb. 1, 2023.

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