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Winner of Theatre Orangeville’s first online 50/50 Draw selected

November 22, 2021   ·   0 Comments

Theatre Orangeville recently announced the winner of its first-ever online 50/50 lottery. 

Emily Castrillo was presented with a cheque for $6,180.00 on last week following the drawing of her name on Nov. 1.

“I was surprised when I got the call from David Nairn, I had forgotten I had bought a ticket, it was a shock,” she said, when asked how she felt receiving the exciting news. “We just bought a house so this will definitely come in handy.”

Meanwhile, Theatre Orangeville Artistic Director, David Narin commented on the nature of the fundraiser, with the Nov. 1 draw selecting the first official winner. 

“We’ve never done this type of lottery before,” he said. “With COVID-19 restrictions in place for over a full year and a half now, our avenues for raising money have been limited. With the 50/50 lottery, everything is done virtually. All contributions allow us to continue to offer live in-person performances – at a reduced capacity, following strict public health protocols as well as also livestreaming the same productions that our audiences have come to love.”

Growing up, Castrillo has fond memories of her father bringing her to the theatre. 

“When I had seen the post about the draw online I wanted to support Theatre Orangeville.… I never thought I would win,” she noted.

Theatre Orangeville’s second 50/50 draw runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 23. For a full list of contest rules and to purchase tickets visit 

The willing number will be drawn and announced on Dec. 23. (Lottery License number RAF1222541).


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