Dream Lottery tickets gone in record time

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London, Ontario – Just two weeks after it started, ticket sales for Dream Lottery have closed due to a sell out. This is the third lottery in a row to set a new sales record. Last fall it took 28 days for the community to buy up all available tickets. This spring, it took just two weeks to accomplish the same feat.

The 50/50 feature kept stride with Dream sales and now sits at more than $1.26 million (winner takes half). The unprecedented sales pace has the lottery’s three beneficiary hospital foundations praising the community’s generosity.

“A very big thank you to Dream Lottery ticket buyers for helping us to sell out in record time. Even in this uncertain time, you continue to stand by the patients and families across our region that require care at London’s regional hospitals,” Says Scott Fortnum, President and CEO, Children’s Health Foundation.

Each purchase of a Dream ticket helps change the lives of patients from across Southwestern Ontario who need the specialized services at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and London Health Sciences Centre. Now in its 25th year, the lottery has raised more than $44.5 million (net) since 1996; helping provide vital resources like cutting-edge equipment and pioneering research at these regional hospitals. This spring’s lottery will add substantially to that figure.

With the main lottery selling out, the 50/50 lottery and the Making a Difference Calendar sales are now closed. Dream Lottery’s top prize winner and the 50/50 winner announcements will be moved up from July 8 to June 17.

All Dream Lottery and 50/50 prize results will be posted on the lottery’s website at dreamitwinit.ca by Thursday, June 24. Calendar Draw prizes will be announced daily on the lottery website in the months of August, September and October. Lottery details and contest rules can be found at www.dreamitwinit.ca.

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Dream Lottery (Licence Numbers: DLRAF1203812, 50/50RAF1203811, CLRAF1203813) is a joint venture of St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, London Health Sciences Foundation, and Children's Health Foundation. Together St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital at LHSC receive more than 1.9 million patient visits from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond each year. In addition to caring for London-area residents, the hospitals are referral centres providing specialized services in support of the excellent care of the region's community hospitals.

For More Information about Dream Lottery

Alexander Peterson, Dream Lottery Public Relations
519.494.9891 (cell) or @email  www.dreamitwinit.ca

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