October 27, 2023, Ontario – The grand prize winner of $4,135 in Watersheds Canada’s first-ever 50/50 charity lottery event has made an outstanding commitment to further his steadfast support of freshwater stewardship programs.
“I am going to turn my prize money back into support for shoreline restoration work,” said Philip L., of Maitland, who was contacted immediately after the Water 50/50 final draw on October 21. Philip‘s lucky ticket number was randomly drawn from over 30,000 ticket numbers sold under lottery license number RAF1334927.
“Our grand prize winner didn’t hesitate in his desire to reinvest his big win in the spirit of local environmental action,” said Robert Pye, Executive Director of Watersheds Canada, a grassroots organization that works with landowners and volunteers on freshwater protection initiatives such as The Natural Edge program.
A down-to-earth, environmental commitment and generosity always inspires the Watersheds Canada team, especially over the past six weeks of the Water 50/50 charity lottery. This new Watersheds Canada fundraiser was launched to support our outreach and education programs. In total, $4,585 in prize money was awarded to three early bird winners ($150 each), and one grand prize champion.
Philip L. is a grand champion indeed, and Watersheds Canada is thankful for the generosity of all ticket buyers, donors and volunteers who support him in making the organization a champion for the protection of lakes and rivers in Canada.
Pye added, “Thank you to everyone who cared enough to purchase tickets and share Watersheds Canada’s educational materials and resources with fellow freshwater stewardship leaders.”
Ontario lottery license number RAF1334927.