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Cash and Camping Lottery lagging $175K behind 2021 sales

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Sales are low in the Cash and Camping Lottery to this point and the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie is reaching out to the Peace Country to help them reach their goals and provide donations to 11 different organizations in the region.

Lottery Chair Pam Nordin feels that while right now things don’t look so good, she’s confident that the region will help the organization meet their goals.

“We are below our break-even point where we can cover our expenses and pay our partner groups. We’re also a little behind in the time when we reach that goal typically in the lottery. At this point today, we’re behind in sales by about $175,000,” she explains.

“The reason we’re reaching out to the public is that we want to make sure those groups get the extra funding they need. We know that the people of Grande Prairie, Peace Region and Albertans always come through for their communities.”

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Families and people are having trouble making ends meet, which Nordin says could be a big factor in the low sales.

“I think this economic uncertainty that we’re in with rising interest rates and just trying to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not over yet has caused people to reevaluate where they are spending their dollars. We just hope people can step up, to provide help to the community groups in need. Buying a ticket is a win-win.”

In addition to reaching out for help, the organization has a few more plans to try and accomplish its goals.

“We’ll have some prizes on display at upcoming events on July 23rd and July 26th, representatives selling tickets at different community events. I really would like to thank the community for their ongoing support of the lottery and we hope we can bring it to the finish line this year together,” she adds.

Tickets can be purchased online, at the sales trailer in the Great Northern Casino parking lot, or by phone at 780-532-0506. Prizes include The last day of ticket sales is July 26th.

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