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Gail Maki - Sat. May 8: 50/50 Raffle Winner of $23,940

TOTAL JACKPOT $47,880 - WINNING TICKET A-10046147 Saturday, May 8 at 2:30PM. Early Bird prize of $1,250: A-10020948 - Saturday, May 8 at 7:00PM. Early Bird prize of $2,500: A-10091894

Congratulations to the winners of the World Women's Championship 50/50 Raffle for Saturday, May 8, 2021

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WINNER: Gail Maki $23,940

“Winning happens to other people, not me, but I guess I am ‘one of those people’ now.”

As mothers around are recognised across North America with gifts and love, Gail Maki received a wonderful Mother’s Day surprise of $23,940. Curling Alberta would like to thank mothers for their continued support in making curling a reality for their loved ones whether it be driving their family to bonspiels across the province, (if not further) and to late night practices or sitting in the cold arena stands day after day as their children’s biggest fans.

So how does it feel to win that much money? “Completely unexpected. I purchased tickets not expecting to win, I purchased to support the cause of promoting curling in Alberta and to support youths,” Gail said. “Winning happens to other people, not me, but I guess I am ‘one of those people now’.” It may have not been expected but she was grateful and overwhelmed when she noticed her ticket number this morning in the daily email.

As a mother herself, she plans to use some of the winnings to support her two kids in post-secondary school and looks forward to using a portion towards a family get together once the current environment allows it. A true motherly figure indeed. Although she will likely treat herself to items on her wish list, she needs some time for the win to sink in.

Congratulations and thank you to Gail and the early bird winners for continuing to support Curling Alberta’s 50/50. We are also grateful to every fan that continues to purchase tickets to help create a legacy for our sport and to fund community curling programs throughout Alberta. 

The 50/50 returns tomorrow for the final 50/50 draw. Once again, early bird purchasers will have a chance to win big in addition to the daily draw. Purchase your tickets prior to 12:30pm to be entered to win $1,250 or prior to 7:00pm for a chance to win $5,000. Visit Curling Alberta’s website, for more information and to purchase. Tickets can be purchased from 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM MT (LL#570518)

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