FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two lucky winners of the Rotary Mega Lottery early bird draw will be $5,000 richer, starting on November 18th.

The first winner will be announced on the 18th, and the second early bird winner will be announced on December 16th.

In total, there are over $50,000 in cash prizes available for this year’s Rotary Mega Lottery.

Since 2002, the Rotary Mega Lottery has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars and distributed it to dozens of local organizations from Fort St. John to Dawson Creek.

Over $64,000 was raised in August through the 2021 Rotary Mega Lottery for Peace region organizations, including over $3,400 for the Salvation Army, Fort St. John Public Library, and the North Peace Seniors Housing Society.

There will be 6,000 raffle tickets available for purchase, according to the Rotary Mega Lottery website.

The grand prize is worth $25,000, the second prize is $10,000, and the third-place prize is $5,000.

In addition to the lottery draw, 5,000 tickets will be available to buy for the 50/50 draw.

The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace and throughout the world.

Rotarians develop community projects to address many of the most important issues today, including poverty and hunger, children at risk, the environment, illiteracy and violence. They support youth programs, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals.