Soldiers’ 50/50 Winner Takes Home $20,880 Jackpot

Debbie Hartley amazed with her $20,880 cheque from the March Soldiers’ 50/50.

Orillia local Debbie Hartley is Soldiers’ lucky 50/50 winner for March, taking home a jackpot totaling $20,880!

Sometimes surprise winnings as big as this leave us at a loss for words because they happen when we least expect them to. For Debbie, she was excited to hear the news and said that it was “unbelievable,” but also “incredible” to win the grand prize.

After a frightening experience suffering a pulmonary embolism, Debbie only had positive remarks about the level of care she received at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. “You never want to be in the hospital, but when you are, it’s important to have such great staff around you,” said Debbie.

Supporting the Hospital through the Soldiers’ 50/50 was a simple gesture that made an important impact, the same way the Hospital did for her.

While Debbie said that she has no concrete plans for what she will do with her winnings, she mentioned that a trip to England to meet a few relatives could be in the works for the future. The planning will undoubtedly be the most exciting part!

Members of our community purchase tickets and continue to support the Soldiers’ 50/50, knowing that proceeds make an incredible difference for the Hospital through the purchase of essential medical equipment, training for staff members and so much more.

Soldiers’ 50/50, facilitated by the Soldiers’ Foundation, is offered each month as a way to support, fundraise for and raise awareness of the greatest needs at the Hospital.

Don’t miss your chance to win big, with two early bird draws of $1,000 coming up (April 14 and April 21). Buy your tickets early! Our grand prize draw will take place on April 29, where you can win a guaranteed minimum of $5,000 – a jackpot that is surely going to keep growing. Open to all residents of Ontario 18+, Soldiers’ 50/50 tickets are available to purchase online at