After a Week Delay Due to Winter Storm 'Elliott,' the Drawing for the "'Give 716' 50/50 Holiday Raffle!" Took Place Last Night and One Lucky Player Won an Historic Jackpot
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation announced the winning ticket numbers for the "'Give 716' Holiday 50/50 Raffle!" including the winning numbers for the eleven additional prizes donated by Western New York's (WNY) favorite premiere athletic teams.
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Winter Storm 'Elliott' and the Drawing's Delay
Originally scheduled for December 23rd, 2022, the drawing for the "'Give 716' Holiday 50/50 Raffle!" actually took place last night (December 29th) during the Sabres vs. Detroit matchup. The winter storm, dubbed 'Elliott,' roared through WNY last week, over the course of the holiday weekend, particularly pummeling Buffalo and its environs. This resulted in the one-week delay for the drawing. The blizzard also scuttled Christmas plans for hundreds of thousands and, at latest count, most tragically resulted in the deaths of 40 people (1 in Niagara and 39 in Erie counties).
In response to the negative effects wrought by the storm, the Bills and Sabres (along with so many other organizations and people throughout WNY) rallied to provide relief. The Sabres not only stood by their promise to donate, to area nonprofit organizations, the proceeds from yesterday's raffle but also pledged an additional $50,000 to local charities. These funds will be used to provide immediate and specific services to those most affected by the blizzard. Not to be outdone, the Bills announced their donation of $100,000 to the storm relief efforts, which will be matched by the National Football League (NFL) and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY. In addition, the Bills will donate all contributions received by their Foundation, from now and until January 10th, to provide assistance with recovery from the storm. All of this on top of donating the net proceeds from the Bill's regular 50/50 raffle (the drawing for which will take place during the last regular home game of the season, against the New England Patriots, on January 8, 2023).
Jackpot Amount: Winning Number!
Due to the extension of the original drawing date, the additional six days to purchase tickets resulted in the jackpot for the "'Give 716' Holiday 50/50 Raffle!" ballooning to $251,672. This resulted in a record-breaking amount raised for any Sabres sponsored 50/50 raffle. The fundraising event overall and the jackpot itself will definitely please at least one lucky ticket holder and most definitely benefit the Fluvanna Community Historical Society (FCHS) and other great charities throughout WNY.
So make sure to check your tickets, as the lucky number for the "'Give 716' Holiday 50/50 Raffle!" jackpot is as follows:
*** 1102967125 ***
Additional Prizes: Winning Numbers!
The Bills and Sabres also donated autographed merchandise and memorable to help participating charities raise funds through this event. Click on the pictures of the prizes below to see the numbers of the winning tickets or read the list below:
Prize 1 = (Ticket # 1102967125): Jackpot!!
Prize 2 = (Ticket # 955465571): Sabres Prize Pack - Baseball Cap & Sweatshirt
Prize 3 = (Ticket # 1013590717): Bills Prize Pack - Winter Hat & Sweatshirt
Prize 4 = (Ticket # 1046724684): Rasmus Dahlin Autographed "Reverse Retro" Jersey
Prize 5 = (Ticket # 1027550301): Stefon Diggs Autographed Mini Helmet
Prize 6 = (Ticket # 958134490): Sabres Team Signed Stick
Prize 7 = (Ticket # 1035264087): "Salute to Service" Football Autographed by Coach Sean McDermott & A "Salute to Service" Mini Helmet
Prize 8 = (Ticket # 1101306760): Tage Thompson Autographed Home Jersey
Prize 9 = (Ticket # 958325917): Josh Allen Autographed Cleat
Prize 10 = (Ticket # 1098676486): Four (4) 100 Level Tickets to Sabres vs. Minnesota Wild on January 7, 2023
Prize 11 = (Ticket # 1069142112): Alex Tuch Autographed "Goat Head" Jersey
Prize 12 = (Ticket # 1063807279): Von Miller Autographed Football
Winning Ticket Instructions:
First, if you are one of the lucky recipients of a winning raffle ticket, congratulations! Share the good news by posting a message in the Comments section below, send us a message on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, email or give us a call.
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All winners will be notified via email and/or phone shortly after the drawing. However, if you believe you have a winning ticket and you have not been contacted by us, please email the event organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How to Donate:
If you did not participate in the "'Give 716' Holiday 50/50 Raffle!" but would like to make an end of the year gift or other donation to FCHS, just simply click the "CONTRIBUTE" button on this page or make a donation to us through PayPal's "Giving Fund"* by clicking here. All donations made to FCHS through our website or PayPal's "Giving Fund" are encrypted, safe and secure, will help us carry on our mission and are tax deductible.
*PayPal covers all credit card processing fees for donations made through FCHS's "Giving Fund" webpage, so 100% of your donation will come to FCHS
The Fluvanna Community Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, provisionally chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, and dedicated to connecting our community with our past, with each other and with a brighter future.