Soldiers’ 50/50 Pays Out $27,460 to October Winner

ORILLIA, ON – Shannon Petryshyn of Severn received a call last Friday night with some very exciting news, she won the Soldiers’ 50/50 Grand Prize Draw for October, making her $27,460 richer overnight.

Shannon plays the Soldiers’ 50/50 because she says “everyone wins.” With half of the proceeds going to the monthly winner and the other half supporting the Soldiers’ MRI Replacement Project, Shannon noted “it’s a nice way to share the wealth.”

While Shannon plans to give a portion of her winnings to her children, she and her husband Eric will also check off a few bucket list items. A trip to Tuscany or Riverboat Cruise may be in the couples near future.

Soldiers’ 50/50 is a monthly online raffle in support of the Hospital’s greatest needs and this month there are even more ways to win. For the month of November, Wednesdays are now WINSdays, with three early bird prizes of $500 in addition to the grand prize draw with a guaranteed prize pot of $5,000. To purchase tickets and to see the WINSday prize schedule visit

Cutline: Cutline: Soldiers’ 5050 winner for October, Shannon Petryshyn and her husband Eric are pictured with Hunter Markle, Development Officer, Annual Giving for Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. 

About Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation

The OSMH Foundation is a proud partner of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and the communities it serves. The Foundation fundraises to purchase medical equipment, sustain programs and assist the Hospital in maintaining its position as a leader in providing quality community-based healthcare.