The draw took place at 12:30 on Sunday, 12th February in front of a crowd at the Ballarat Market.
Tickets were drawn by Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh(at right).
Scrutineer was Ian Bishop from the Rotary Club of Ballarat South.
The winners for 2016 – 2017 were:
1st prize –Ford Kuga SUV Ambiente, valued at $34,486 including on-road-costs supplied by Eclipse Motors Ballarat.
Ticket Number 140377, held by Kate Perkins
Ticket sold by Rotary Club of Queenscliffe. (which receives a $1,000 ticket seller's prize)
2nd prize – Ford Fiesta Hatch Ambiente, valued at $19,081.89 including on-road costs supplied by Eclipse Motors Ballarat.
Ticket Number 042948, held by Louise Varsaci.
3rd prize ‐ $5,000.00 homeware voucher from Harvey Norman Ballarat.
Ticket Number 008204, held by M. Carson.
Statistics About This Year’s Raffle
This year the Community Assistance Raffle helped 107 Community organisations in their fund-raising. These ranged, alphabetically from Ballan Anglers Club to the Zonta Club of Melton. We issued 151,000 tickets, of which 107,000 were sold. The raffle works on the principle that our club organises the raffle, purchases the prizes, and issues tickets. The raffle is run entirely by volunteers and all costs incurred are due to the cost of prizes, legislative compliance, printing, etc.
For each $2 ticket sold, the participating club keeps $1.60 and we get $0.40 as a contribution to the cost of the raffle. The costs of the prizes and administration are greater than the amount returned from ticket sales and is subsidised by us.
This year the raffle raised around $171,000 for community groups whilst costing the Rotary Club of Ballarat South about $20,000. We consider this to be a great investment in our community.
The raffle has been running for over 25 years, and has raised many millions for the community and we expect it will for many years to come.