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The winner of a $2.8-million 50/50 draw held by Jays Care Basis has stepped ahead to say her prize.
arm of the Toronto baseball workforce runs common 50/50 attracts by way of every Jays homestand. This yr the group kicked off the season with a “mega jackpot” draw, with tickets bought on-line and through Jays video games from March 23 (one week earlier than the season started) to April 30, masking two homestands.
The winner, recognized as “Deb” from the Hamilton area, bought 250 tickets for $100 in-stadium on April 11, the day of the Jays’ dwelling opener. Jays Care introduced the successful quantity on Could 1 and, after a weeklong search supported by followers and media shops throughout the nation, Deb got here ahead with the successful ticket to say her prize.
Deb referred to as herself “the Blue Jays primary fan,” and added that she has been a Jays Care supporter for a few years. Her prize quantity is $2,873,030, with the identical quantity being invested into Jays Care programming throughout Ontario,
together with constructing and refurbishing neighborhood baseball diamonds, and collaborating in kids and youth athletics applications
The Jays had hoped to contact the winner instantly on Could 1. However as a result of solely on-line gross sales contained info to contact the client, they have been
unable to seek out the winner
till she made herself identified. Had nobody stepped ahead inside six months, the whole thing of the prize cash would have gone to Jays Care.
Tickets for the following 50/50 draw are on sale now on-line whereas the Jays end up a nine-game street journey with a pair of matches in Philadelphia Tuesday and Wednesday, and can proceed by way of the 10-game homestand that kicks off Could 12. The draw will happen Could 21, and is predicted to be price about $1-million.
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