AMHERST – Paul Coulter of Leicester is the winner of United Way of Cumberland County’s $20,000 Cash Draw.
Mayor Rob Small drew the winning ticket, number 1333, Friday at 3 p.m. in the main lobby of the courthouse building in downtown Amherst.
This is the first year the United Way held the cash draw.
“Everything went quite smooth,” said Cathy Skinner, Executive Director of the United Way of Cumberland County.
Board members sold 1,385 of the 1,500 tickets printed, which mean’s they sold $27,700 worth of tickets, for a profit in donations of $7,700 for the United Way of Cumberland County.
“Our board members worked hard,” said Skinner. “They were at stores and trade shows throughout the county selling tickets.”
The top ticket seller was board member Brenda Selig.
“She sold 220 tickets for $4,400,” said Skinner.
Ticket sales started in early April. Asked it they will do it again next year, Skinner said, “The board will meet and look at the pros and cons and it will be a decision they’ll make to see if it will become an annual event.”
The United Way of Cumberland County helps several organizations throughout the county, including Meals on Wheels, Foot Care Clinic, the Pop Up Preschool program, the 211 Program, Cumberland County Transportation Society, Cumberland County Transition House, Cumberland Early Intervention, Maggie’s Place, the Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland, St. John Ambulance and the Victorian Order of Nurses.