At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, Josh Miller ended the year on a good note when he received a call that he could hardly believe! Josh Miller of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, won the $37,670 jackpot on New Year’s Eve from the December ARCH 50/50 electronic raffle with ticket number (E-5113321)! What a way to ring in the New Year!
“I couldn’t believe it; my partner and I genuinely thought it was a prank. This is the first time either of us have won anything,” shared Miller. Josh and his partner, Billie-Jo, are two hard-working and dedicated parents of five who do everything they can to help and give back to others. The pair started buying 50/50 tickets online for friends and family as Christmas presents. They decided to take a last-minute chance and purchase tickets for themselves. “We took the chance, because... what if?” shared Billie-Jo.
Both Josh and Billie-Jo are Corrections Officers at the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre here in Sault Ste. Marie. Josh, being the OPSEU Local 678 President, is very grateful to start this New Year on a good note with his winnings. He plans to pay off debt, support his kids, and get a head start on 2021 as this past year has been challenging on everyone.
“We always say that the best part of the ARCH 50/50 draw is contacting the winner and letting them know the good news. This past year has been for difficult for all, financially and emotionally. We are very grateful for the support that we receive through this fundraiser, as it helps out the community and contributes to the $850,000 that Hospice requires to raise each year in order to provide our services free of charge.”, shared Bree Bennett, Marketing and Events Associate at ARCH Hospice.
Supporting Hospice is easy as the January ARCH 50/50 tickets are already on sale at www.ARCH5050.ca! The winner’s jackpot has a guaranteed minimum of $9,999. This past year, winners have taken home over $243,000 combined! All proceeds raised from the 50/50 go directly towards the care and support of the nearly 200 residents and their families that ARCH serves each year. The deadline to purchase tickets is Jan. 31 at 5 p.m., you never know whose chance it is to win BIG! Don’t miss out – order today!