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Bessemer Fourth of July raffle winner announced


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Elizabeth Sweeney of Hayward, Wisconsin, claimed the $42,371 prize from the Bessemer Fourth of July 50-50 raffle on Thursday.

The winning ticket number was 32400 and was announced at the end of the parade on Monday. Tickets had been sold through the weeklong Bessemer Blast celebration. Organizers plan to use their part of the proceeds to fund the various events of next year’s celebration including the music, prizes and fireworks display.

Two other Fourth of July 50-50 raffles held in the area have also been claimed, as the winning tickets of the Bes...