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Big Money Raffle

The Big Money Raffle was instituted in 1986. This cash raffle is one of only three major fundraisers for St. Mary’s Springs Academy and involves every family, Pre-K through 12th grade. Since its inception, the Big Money Raffle has contributed over $2,000,000 to the system.  All profits go toward the operational expenses of SMSA and help keep tuition costs consistent within the region.


Big Money Raffle tickets are sold at the SCRIP office, north and south hall SMSA offices, and by SMSA families. Tickets are $50.00 each and are sold beginning in October of each year. The event culminates with a January drawing with the top prize winner receiving $20,000. In addition, another $10,000 in cash prizes is awarded.


Congratulations this year’s Big Money Raffle winners: 

1st Place Winner: David Schmidt – ticket sold by: Lily Rameker
2nd Place Winner: Mark Watson – ticket sold by: Teresa Van Horn
3rd Place Winner: Cathy Richardson – ticket sold by: Monty Richardson
4th Place Winner: Joe Schneider – ticket sold by: Tom McGuire
5th Place Winner: Sophia Mathos – ticket sold by: Tony Mathos
6th Place Winner: Donna Jost – ticket sold by: Alyvia Jagdfeld
7th Place Winner: Claudia Erickson – ticket sold by: Deekyn Harmsen


Thank you to everyone who purchased and/or sold BMR tickets for this year’s drawing. With your support, we sold 1814 tickets, raising $90,700!


Thank you!

Big Money Raffle Committee
Valerie Everson, Stephanie Fessler, Katie Mathos, Lisa Shannon, Sasha Smith