Big Wish Lottery

Two women hold a giant presentation cheque in front of Group Health Centre Building in the winter

Proceeds will enable Group Health Centre to provide better care for patients by investing in state-of-the-art medical equipment for the Surgery Department


Visualizing Digestive Health: The Essential Role of Gastroscopes in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 

Gastroscopes are indispensable instruments in gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, enabling GHC healthcare professionals to examine and diagnose conditions affecting the digestive system visually. These specialized instruments offer a direct and minimally invasive approach to evaluating the esophagus, stomach, and upper portions of the small intestine with exceptional clarity and precision. 

The cost of a Gastroscope is $35,000 


Empowering Life-Saving Interventions: The Vital Role of Manual ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support Defibrillators) 

Manual ACLS defibrillators are the backbone of emergency care, providing healthcare professionals with a powerful tool to respond swiftly and effectively during critical cardiac events. These specialized defibrillators are crucial in resuscitation efforts, delivering precisely controlled electric shocks to restore normal heart rhythms and save lives. 

The cost of an ACLS defibrillator is $15,000


Illuminating Visual Exploration: The Essential Role of Camera Heads and Videoscopes in Endoscopic Imaging 

Camera heads and video scopes are integral to modern endoscopic imaging systems, providing GHC healthcare professionals with clear and detailed visualizations of internal structures. These advanced instruments play a crucial role in minimally invasive procedures, offering high-resolution images and video footage that aid in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring various medical conditions. 

The cost of a Video Imaging System is $50,000 

The cost of a Video Monitor cost 10,000 


Participating Community Partners:

  • Crimson Ridge 
  • Fit Bodies Fit Minds
  • Jackson’s Mobile Detailing 
  • Laser Advantage MedSpa
  • Lyon’s Timbermart
  • Northern Sports Excellence
  • Rome’s Independent Grocers
  • Savoy’s Jewellers
  • Searchmont Ski Resort
  • Storey Home Furniture


1st GRAND PRIZE $70,000 CASH!

2nd GRAND PRIZE ~  $5,000 in Gift Cards from participating community partners as well plus $5,000 cash!

3rd GRAND PRIZE  ~ Game Tickets for Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes on March 16, 2024 at The Rogers Centre.  Includes air fare, accommodations plus spending money!

Thank you to our second and third grand prize sponsors Group Health Centre & Merrett’s IDA / KISS 100.5 / COUNTRY 104.3 for donating the cash portion of the Early Bird Draws & Secondary Grand Prize Draws. 

  1. Players must be 18 years of age or older and be in Ontario at the time of purchase to be eligible to win.
  1. Tickets are purchased online at, in person at the Group Health Centre with Trust Fund staff and/or volunteers, or over the phone.
  1. The total tickets available will be 12,000
  1. Ticket Prices:
  • 1 ticket for $25
  • 2 tickets for $45
  • 4 tickets for $85
  1. Ticket sales will run from November 6, 2023, at 3:00 pm until February 1, 2024, at 2:30 pm.  Grand prize draws (1 – 3) will take place at 3:00 pm on February 1, 2024.*
  2. The early bird draw cut-off is December 29, 2023, at 2:59 pm. All 15 early bird draws will be conducted on Friday, December 29, 2023, at 3:00 pm, and three early bird winners will be announced each Friday between December 29, 2023, and January 26, 2024. All tickets purchased prior to the early bird cut-off will be eligible for all 15 early bird draws.
  3. Every valid ticket number is eligible to win each grand prize draw. If the valid ticket is purchased before December 29, 2023, at 2:59 pm, the ticket is eligible to win every early bird draw as well. Winning a previous draw does not disqualify a ticket number from winning subsequent draws.
  4. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased by any one individual.
  5. Tickets are only valid from the moment of purchase and are not valid for any draws that occur prior to the purchase.
  6. The winning ticket is chosen randomly through the BUMP 50:50 Electronic Raffle System.
  7. A winning ticket holder does not need to be present at the time of the draw to win.
  8. All winning ticket numbers will be posted to following the draw and remain posted for a minimum of 30 days.
  9. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to allow us, The Group Health Centre Trust Fund, and its licensed gaming suppliers providing services to this program, the right, if you are a prize winner, to use and publicly disclose your name, municipality of residence, image, photograph and likeness as a prize winner in any means required by the terms of our lottery license and/or that we consider appropriate for purposes of administering and promoting the lottery, without notice, review or approval or additional compensation to you. 
  10. The winner must provide his/her name, address, and phone number with picture identification for validation to claim their prize.
  11. Prizes will be awarded to the primary ticket holder (the first name that appears on the ticket). In the event of a group win, in trust win or any win involving multiple individuals, any transfer of prizes must happen independently of the Group Health Centre Trust Fund.
  12. Once the certified winner is verified and provides identification with a photo ID, they will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize (in Canadian Funds). All prizes will be delivered to the winner or sent via a registered trackable mail service.
  13. Group Health Centre Trust Fund employees, spouses and dependents are not eligible to enter the draw or win any of the draws. The Sault Ste. Marie and District Group Health Board of Directors and the GHC Executive Team, their spouses and dependents are not eligible to win any of the draws but may purchase a ticket for an individual other than their spouse or dependent.
  14. All prizes will be awarded as described in the rules of play. In the event that a partnered business is no longer able to offer a gift card to their business, the winner will be paid in Canadian funds equal to the value of the described prize.
  15. If you need help or support with a gambling problem, call ConnexOntario (Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline), 24/7 at 1-888-230-3505.
December 29, 2023

$250 Fit Bodies Fit Minds  | Ticket No. 99008094001

$250 Rome’s YIG | Ticket No. 2092596001

$500 CASH | Ticket No.  99009031001

January 5, 2024

$250 Lyons Timber Mart | Ticket No. 99007524001

$250 Searchmont Ski Resort | Ticket No. 3015016001

$500 CASH | Ticket No. 99008001003


January 12, 2024

$250 Jackson’s Mobile Detailing | Ticket No. 3101851004

$250 Northern Sports Excellence | Ticket No. 3568484001

$500 CASH | Ticket No. 4657364004


January 19, 2024

$250 Storey Home Furniture | Ticket No. 99008973001

$250 Savoy’s Jewellers | Ticket No. 99007978002

$500 CASH | Ticket No. 2351175001


January 26, 2024

$250 Laser Advantage MedSpa | 1972151002

$250 Crimson Ridge | 99007876001

$500 CASH | 3564815002


1st Grand Prize  Winning Ticket No. 2383837001

2nd Grand Prize – Winning Ticket No. 99008651003

3rd Grand Prize – Winning Ticket No. 1679843001

2023 Big Wish Winners!

All smiles for our 2023 Big Wish Winners 

Two women hold a giant presentation cheque in front of Group Health Centre Building in the winter

Grand Cash Prize

Catherine Tosello (ticket 99003703003)

A women hold a giant presentation cheque in front of a staircase in the Group Health Centre Building

Grand Prize 2

Cathy Oliver (ticket (99003447001)

A man hold a giant presentation cheque in front of a staircase in the Group Health Centre Building

Grand Prize 3 & 4

Dan Kurylo (ticket 99001900001)

A women hold a giant presentation cheque in front of a staircase in the Group Health Centre Building

Grand Prize 5

Judy Hupponen (ticket 99003559003)

A illustration of a Yeti hold a giant presentation cheque in front of a staircase in the Group Health Centre Building

Grand Prize 6

Jeff Horsman (ticket 99001172001)

A man and a women hold a giant presentation cheque in front of a staircase in the Group Health Centre Building

Grand Prize 7

Darlene Simon (ticket 212905001)