An Alton School District group is a big winner in the Redbird Raffle drawing. The Alton Educational Foundation held it's second annual raffle this fall and the drawing for $25,000 took place during halftime of Saturday's boys basketball game at Alton High. The winner...the North Elementary School Parent Teacher Group.

The group recently decided to spend $100 to purchase four tickets in the raffle to support the Foundation, and possibly win the grand prize. The investment paid off with the winning ticket pulled on Saturday. The North Elementary PTG typically raises about $30,000 each year to assist the school with field trips, art education, music education, literacy activities and family centered events throughout the year. Since the drawing was held just a few days ago, it's unclear exactly how the money will be used, but it is sure to stay in the district.