Ponoka Stampede Cattle Raffle

Ponoka Stampede’s Cattle Raffle not just for ranchers

The winner walks away with 50-bred heifers or $75k

A fan favourite at the Ponoka Stampede every year is the Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association Cattle Raffle, where one lucky winner walks away with their choice of 50 bred heifers or a $75,000 cash prize.

Fans from all over purchase tickets each year and it’s a great fundraising event for the Stampede Association. Raising over $1 million since it began, the proceeds go towards facility expenses and improvements.

Tickets are $50 each, with a total of 6,000 chances to win up for grabs. Sales start in December and usually sell out within the first few days of Stampede action.

The 10 finalists are drawn on each from from June 27 to July 2. Fifty-nine finalists receive $50 cash back and 60 finalists go into the first place draw, to be held on July 2.

The local community tends to get really involved with the raffle, whether it’s buying tickets, getting friends and relatives in on the raffle or working to help sell tickets.

The 50 heifers are pasture bred to bulls donated by Brian and Judy Sutter of Atlasta Angus.

Tickets can be purchased online at ponokastampede.com, or at Jones Boys Saddlery and Western Wear (in Ponoka or in Red Deer), and Cline Agro Services, until the start of the Stampede.

During Stampede Week, raffle tickets can be purchased in front of the main grandstand during each rodeo performance.

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