A Grande Prairie man took home $187,645 in the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre 50/50 Cash Lottery.
Blaine Biberdorf, who has supported the advocacy centre in the past, purchased his winning ticket in October when the lottery was first launched online.
“I have family in central Alberta, and am familiar with the good work done at the CACAC, so supporting was an easy decision,” Biberdorf said.
With the money, he plans to pay off some debt, take a holiday when allowed, and invest the rest.
The almost sold-out 2021 lottery was considered a huge success by the CACAC. The jackpot grew to $375,290 – surpassing last year’s pot by over $126,000.
“We are thrilled to have the community rally for all the children supported at the CACAC, and we want to convey our sincerest gratitude,” said Alaine Martin, the centre’s director of business and community development
“The business community has been challenged, particularly in this past year, and charity work faces the same impact. We will continue to work hard and collaborate with all of our partners and supporters to ensure the level of service to our most vulnerable is not affected.”
This year, the CACAC 50/50 Cash Lottery was bigger than ever with the introduction of two loyalty prizes and three early bird prizes. All prizes were donated by local community businesses in the central Alberta and included ski resort passes, hotels stays, shopping sprees and gift cards.
The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not-for-profit organization that supports children, youth, and their families affected by abuse. The centre works in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP.