Edmonton Football Team nearly hits $400,000 mark for 50/50 in support of the World’s Longest Hockey Game

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Stop us if you’ve heard this before: the Edmonton Football Team had another successful 50/50 raffle.

On Sunday, the EE Football Team held its third online 50/50. This time in support of the World’s Longest Hockey Game with fundraising efforts going towards cancer research. The total pot raised was just shy of $400,000 checking in at $399,165, half goes to the winner and the net proceeds of the remainder going to the charitable recipients.

The winning number for the $199,582.50 prize is A-10656107 and was drawn shortly after ticket sales closed. The holder of the winning ticket will have until Thursday, February 18 at 4 p.m. MST, four days following the announcement of the draw to claim their winnings.

The winner may claim their prize by contacting the EE Football Team office at comments@esks.com, forwarding their purchase e-mail and a copy of their government-issued photo identification, phone number and their address.

Each prize claimant must provide the EE Football Team with all information required by provincial gaming regulations to claim a prize. AGLC Raffle License #570333, full details and regulations are available at esks.com/50-50.

The proceeds of the 50/50 will go towards helping the World’s Longest Hockey Game reach their $1.5M goal, while working towards a record-breaking 250 hours on the ice. This fundraising is done to support the University of Alberta cancer research clinical trial to benefit patients at the Cross Cancer Institute.

The previous two online 50/50 raffles, which were held on November 22 and December 5, 2020 respectively, closed with combined total awarded prizes of $703,855 and a combined total pot of $1,407,710. The fundraising efforts for the Winnifred Stewart’s Joey Moss Memorial Fund broke the previous EE Football Team 50/50 total pot record of $871,839 set at the July 14, 2017 home game against Ottawa. The winner from the November 22 draw took home $495,900.