Quick update for everyone prior to Saturday's "drop". Stage one of the lottery has been completed under the watchful eye of independent auditors Aldous & Hill, Benalla.
Everyone who made a $20 donation, or purchased multiple tickets (balls), has gone into the first ball drop electronic lottery with 1500 lucky donors randomly selected.
Those 1500 donors have now been allocated a unique numbered ball, or balls, for stage two of the lottery. This will involve 1500 balls being dropped from a helicopter at 1.30pm at the Benalla Showgrounds. The ball which lands closest to the target will win the $10,000 major prize.
Due to COVID-19, our original plan of dropping 6000 balls from the helicopter and inviting a large crowd to attend the event, had to be revised. As a result, Saturday's event will occur without a crowd to ensure it complies with COVID-19 restrictions.
However, the ball drop will be live-streamed on Terry's Big Bearded Ball Drop Facebook page so everyone can watch from the comfort of their home.
We would like to thank everyone who donated the our cause and helped raise more than $170,000 for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.
We could not have done this without you!