NFRA 2024 50/50 Cash Raffle

When: Mon Jan 1 2024 – Fri Dec 27 2024
(4 draws will be held in 2024: See the schedule in the Rules tab for details)

Where: Neebing Municipal Complex 4766 Highway 61, Neebing, ON

Grand Prize: 50% of the total jackpot!

Neebing Fire/Rescue Association is a registered charity comprised of community volunteers dedicated to fundraising to support Neebing Emergency Services. The volunteers started in the early 1970s when there were no organized emergency services. Early efforts included acquiring water packs and portable pumps to protect from grass and brush fires. Today our community benefits from 5 fire halls, 35 volunteer firefighters, and current emergency equipment including battery powered Jaws of Life and state-of-the-art front line fire pumper.

Neebing Emergency Services are our Neighbours and Heroes! This 50/50 will purchase the Fire and 1st Response equipment that will support our Emergency Services and, by extension, our whole community.

Someday you might find yourself in this situation: You’re on a road trip when an oncoming car crosses into your lane without warning. You hear a crash, and your car shudders sideways into the ditch. Then all is quiet except for the hiss of a punctured radiator.

In your foggy, time-warped trance, you hear sirens and see flashing lights. Your leg throbs. You taste blood from a cut on your lip. Doors slam, and footsteps approach. You sense movement nearby, and a voice asks your name. Warm hands steady your head, then ease a supportive collar around your neck. Your vision is blurred, but you see dark shapes moving around outside your car. The tension in your body eases as you realize that someone is helping you.

“Don’t worry,” the voice says. “We’re going to make some noise, but we’ll get you out of here.”

You hear glass break, and metal groan. You feel strong hands strap something to your back and lift you onto a board. You can breathe better now with help from an oxygen mask. You feel like you are floating as shadowy figures carry you away from the wreck. Then bright lights appear overhead announcing that you’ve been transferred to the care of paramedics headed for the hospital. The shadowy figures disappear like a mirage. Who were they, and where did they come from?

They were probably volunteer first responders and firefighters. In small communities around Ontario, volunteers respond day or night, dropping everything at the tone of a pager to come to your aid. Vehicle extrication and medical first response are just some of the services they provide. They appear with specialized equipment and training, do their best to help, then vanish back into the camouflage of their daily lives.

Emergency situations transcend geographic boundaries. When you dial 911, you expect a quick response, regardless of GPS coordinates. But fire protection and medical first response don’t just happen in small communities. They are provided through careful planning and sacrifice of local residents. Training and emergency calls take a bite out of personal time, and expensive essential equipment is often procured through fundraising.

Buy your tickets today to support this great cause!

1. All tickets will be sold only to people who are 18 years of age or older.
2. Tickets will be sold online using the electronic lottery system supplied by Rafflebox.
3. The lottery dates below will occur in the Province of Ontario.
• March 27, 2024
• June 26, 2024
• September 25, 2024
• December 27, 2024
4. Tickets are 5 for $10; 30 for $20; 150 for $50, 400 for $100.
5. After buying, patrons will be provided by the sellers, a receipt with their 50/50 registered numbers from a Random Selection System. No specific numbers can be given as numbers are generated randomly.
6. The winning ticket number will be selected by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all lottery numbers sold for the draw.
7. The amount of the 50/50 will be determined based on the number and value of tickets purchased.
8. The draw will be done at 4766 Highway 61, Neebing, Ontario and the winning number will be updated live on the lottery landing page and on Neebing Fire/Rescue Association Facebook page.
9. Winners may claim their prize by contacting Neebing Fire/Rescue Association at (807) 620-2922. Winners will be paid by cheque for the amount posted on the lottery website for which they bought their ticket. Winners must have the original winning ticket and no copies. All payments will be made by cheque.
10. The winning ticket holder has six months to claim their prize from the date of the draw their ticket was purchased for.
11. The winner must provide his/her name, address, and phone number with picture identification for our report sheet.
12. Once the certified winner is verified, and provides identification with photo ID, they will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize which is, at minimum, 50 per cent of the total sales for that draw. If the winner cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.
13. In the event that no winner comes forward, the winning number will be kept on file in a secure location and held for six months. After that time period has elapsed, the prize will be donated to Neebing Fire/Rescue Association, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
14. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draws:
• Residents outside of Ontario
• Anyone under the age of 18
• Members of the Neebing Fire/Rescue Association who are directly involved with the running of the 50/50 draw. AKA the “Bonafide” Members.
15. The above set of rules will be posted on the lottery website.
16. We will notify all winners by telephone.
17. Play responsibly: Set a limit and stick to it. If you are looking for help, please visit Problem Gambling Helpline or call 1‐866‐531‐2600
18.Neebing Fire/Rescue Association Website and contact email
www.neebingfirerescueassociation.com nfraevents@gmail.com
19. Rafflebox website https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/neebing-fra

2024 Ticket Prices
5 for $10
30 for $20
150 for $50
400 for $100
2023 Winners
Draw 1 ($7770): Kyle Fodchuk

Ticket #D-2240
Draw 2 ($6135): Mike MacGray

Ticket #D-3161
Draw 3 ($5675): Marie Parkkari

Ticket #C-1962
Draw 4 ($6995): Dania Pilot
Ticket #C-3692
NFRA 2024 50/50 Cash Raffle