The Timmins and District Hospital Foundation is reminding all of us that the deadline for 50-50 tickets this month seems earlier than usual.

Donor relations manager Barb McCormick notes that it’s always midnight on the last Thursday of the month.

“The way the calendar is falling for September, the last chance to get your tickets for this month’s lottery is midnight, September 23rd,” she says. That’s tomorrow.  The foundation is hoping to top the $200,000 mark for this month’s prize, to be drawn Friday.

“We’re on pace,” McCormick states, “but we have to ensure that we give everybody those reminders that yeah, the month is closing, typically the last Friday of every month and it just so happens that it falls onto this week.”

This month, the foundation’s 50% share goes towards the new bell system for the hospital.