Going, going… Dream Lottery tickets almost gone

Jun. 07, 2016

More than 90 per cent sold as deadlines loom

The only thing that will stop the torrid pace of Dream Lottery and 50/50 Plus TM ticket sales will be the final sales deadlines – that is, unless tickets sell out first. Ticket sales generally spike near a deadline, so waiting may not be the best strategy for those wanting a ticket. The lottery is 90 per cent sold, with the Early Bird deadline Thursday at midnight.

The Thursday deadline is the last chance to get in on Dream Lottery’s biggest Early Bird ever with $200,000 in prizes. Fifty winners will each choose between a “Big Games Road Trip Certificate”, a “Nexion (travel) Gift Certificate” or cash.

After the Early Bird, there are just two weeks before the final sales deadline.

“We’re hearing that the home choices and the full range of other prizes are very popular this spring’s edition of the lottery,” says Children’s Health Foundation President and CEO Susan Crowley. “Sales bear that out. If tickets keep going at this pace, we may sell out before the final deadline.”

In the final draw, Dream Lottery’s ultimate grand prize winner will have a choice between a striking container home in Bayfield by Hillier Contracting, a stylish and airy North London loft condo by Domus with $400,000 cash, and a stunning London home by Bridlewood with a Lexus RX in the driveway and $200,000 cash, or they can simply take $1 million in cash – all tax free.

“The 50/50 Plus is also selling at a record pace and the prize pool is now almost $850,000, which is not far off of the $857,625 record set last fall,” Crowley says. “But you must purchase a Dream Lottery ticket before you are eligible to order a 50/50 Plus.

In addition to the Early Bird Draw prizes and the homes, cars, recreation vehicles, shopping and life experience prizes to be won in the Final Draw in July, there are also two calendar draws with winners every day in August and September.

Dream Lottery has raised more than $27.1 million (net) since 1996 to support innovative equipment and technology, research, teaching and unique patient care initiatives at St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital at LHSC. These hospitals combined, receive more than 1.5 million patient visits each year from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond.

All Dream Lottery details including: rules, prize list, maps to the dream homes and their open hours, virtual home tours, sales deadlines, draw dates – and how lottery proceeds benefit patients at all three hospitals - can be found on the lottery’s website at www.dreamitwinit.ca.

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Dream Lottery 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 1.5 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.

Dream Lottery - lottery licence: 7949 50/50 PlusTM - lottery licence: 7954

For More Information about Dream Lottery or London Health Sciences Foundation:
Alexander Peterson, Manager, Public Relations
For More Information about St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation:
Laura Janecka, Marketing and Communications Officer
For More Information about Children’s Health Foundation:
Shaun McGill, Communications Director
(519) 432-8062 (ext. 125) or smcgill@childhealth.ca

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