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FW Rotary House Lottery Returns

By Adam Riley Feb 9, 2023 | 4:45 PM

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Fort William Rotary House Lottery is giving away another house in hopes to raise money for local charities and support services in Thunder Bay.

Valued at $800k the house is located at 488 Muskrat Drive and open houses will begin on March 4th and run each Saturday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

It features four bedrooms, three bathrooms an attached garage and a fully loaded kitchen which includes a stainless steel smooth top range, refrigerator, dishwasher, built in microwave and chimney style vented range hood.

A virtual tour of the home can be found here.

Chair Bob Hookham, says the lottery generates quite a bit of money for services that are limited in funding.

“The money, less expenses, goes and stays within the district. There is not a payed person, far as the club goes, we’re all volunteers and it generates, well last year it was $436,000.”

Hookham adds the organization has managed to raise almost $7 million over the past 37 years.

More than 20 charities and organizations locally and across the district are supported by the earnings from the lottery including:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • George Jeffrey Children’s Centre
  • Wilderness Discovery Camp
  • Regional Food Distribution Association
  • Thunder Bay Christmas Cheer Fund
  • Air Cadets Squadron #70
  • Camp Quality
  • Shelter House
  • The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation
  • St. Joseph’s Foundation of Thunder Bay

In addition to the overall grand prize, $50,000 in early bird cash prizes are up for grabs with the first happening on April 6th valued at $10,000.

Starting April 14th there will be eight weekly draws of $5000.

Tickets are $100 each or three for $250 and can be purchased at the house during the open houses, online or by phone.

The grand prize draw will be made on Canada Day.


with files from Katie Nicholls



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