50/50 Raffle
Tuesday, June 27 | 12:01 am

50/50 Ticket sales start Tuesday, June 27 and run until Tuesday, July 4 at 7pm when the parade starts.

To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Selling Dates:

  • Tuesday June 27, 2017 – Tuesday July 4, 2017 7:00PM

Drawing Held:

  • 7:15PM July 4, 2017

Winning Numbers Will Be Announced in the Following Places:

  • Last Float in the Parade
  • On the website bessemer4th.com by the following day
  • Bessemer 4th of July Facebook
  • Bessemer 4th of July Mobile App
  • Ironwood Daily Globe & Wakefield News/Bessemer Pick & Axe
  • Local Business Billboards

To Claim Prize:

  • Call Mark at 906-364-0420 or the Gogebic County Federal Credit Union at 906-663-4011
  • Prize must be claimed within 60 days
  • The earliest time money can be awarded is Wednesday, July 5.  No exceptions
  • Winning name will be released as soon as possible after the winning check is awarded

Past 50/50 Winning Prizes

Over the past 28 years of the 50/50 raffle $397,491 has been awarded!  That is an average prize of $14,196.

  • 2017 – $34,861
  • 2016 – $33,490
  • 2015 – $30,494
  • 2014 – $28,338
  • 2013 – $25,424
  • 2012 – $23,253
  • 2011 – $25,987
  • 2010 – $22,542
  • 2009 – $18,345
  • 2008 – $15,460 (Unclaimed and donated to St. Vincent DePaul, Bessemer Booster Club, Washington PTO, Gogebic County 4-H)
  • 2007 – $14,636
  • 2006 – $14,685
  • 2005 – $13,190
  • 2004 – $11,105
  • 2003 – $12,713
  • 2002 – $12,283
  • 2001 – $12,120
  • 2000 – $12,013
  • 1999 – $9,870
  • 1998 – $10,133
  • 1997 – $10,433
  • 1996 – $8,964
  • 1995 – $7,841
  • 1994 – $7,621
  • 1993 – $5,527
  • 1992 – $4,505
  • 1991 – $3,804
  • 1990 – $2,714