Red Lake Woman Wins $648,562 in July's Thunder Bay 50/50

Published Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Red Lake Woman Wins $648,562 in July's Thunder Bay 50/50

Red Lake Woman Wins $648,562 in July’s Thunder Bay 50/50

The winner of July’s $648,562 Thunder Bay 50/50 jackpot is Betty-Ann Magel from Red Lake!

When she got the news last Friday, she could barely believe what she was hearing. “Are you sure??” she asked repeatedly.

“Yes, I am.” said Glenn Craig, President & CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, “Your number came up, and it’s your lucky day!”

“Is it ever!” Betty-Ann replied through tears.


Months from Retirement

Betty-Ann is just months from retiring after a 32 year career at her workplace, where she got the winning phone call. “This couldn’t have come at a better time.” she said, “This is the start of a good retirement!”

While she’s not yet sure how she’ll spend some of her jackpot, she says it will really make a difference.

July marks the 7th monthly Grand Prize draw in the Thunder Bay 50/50. Glenn Craig has the incredible job of calling the winners with the big news.

“Making these calls just never gets old.” he said, “Betty-Ann’s reaction brought our team to tears. It’s remarkable to be able to share wonderful life-changing news like this.

“What’s even more remarkable is that all proceeds from the Thunder Bay 50/50 fund equipment that our Hospital needs to treat patients – not only from Thunder Bay, but from communities across Northwestern Ontario like Red Lake.”


August’s Raffle is Live

The Thunder Bay 50/50 continues with a new Grand Prize draw on the last Friday of every month. The August draw is now open, with four $2000 Early Birds to win – the second of which is coming up on Friday.

Tickets are available online only at

  • $10 for 5 numbers
  • $20 for 30 numbers
  • $50 for 150 numbers (Best Value)

Questions about the draw can be sent to Ticket purchasers must be present in Ontario to purchase. Lottery licence RAF1199631.


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