Mega Lottery participants receive cheque from FSJ Rotary Club

first_imgClub President Michael Elphinstone says the primary goal of the Mega Lottery is to help these local organizations garnish some finances through a streamlined fundraiser.“Those dollars are a way of having a consolidated lottery where all the funds can get distributed and managed without each individual club having to go through the gaming procedures,” says ElphinstoneHe says “it was a pretty solid year” for ticket sales.- Advertisement -“We’re happy to have raised an excess of $100,000 for the various community organizations, and we’re really looking forward to next year, and continuing to raise those dollars.”Member of the Rotary Club and volunteer of the Mega Lottery Committee Moira Green says there’s a cost to the lottery in terms of administration and prizes.Once those cost are covered, the rest of the funds collected by the lottery are distributed to the participating clubs on a weighted average bases – based on their ticket sales.Advertisement For example, if there’s $10 dollars worth of tickets sold after cost are recuperated, and one local club sold 50 per cent of those tickets, they’d receive $5 dollars in profit.The Mega Lottery was hosted this year by both the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Rotary Clubs.Some participating clubs this year include but are not limited to the Fort St. John and Taylor Minor Hockey Leagues, the Fort St. John Soccer Club, the Fort St. John Dance Society, the Dawson Creek 5-Pin Association and the Bear Mountain Nordic Ski Club.last_img read more