It's time to start Dreaming again: Dream Lottery now held in the fall too

Oct. 01, 2012

For 18 years, Dream Lottery was a spring event supporting London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. The lottery has raised almost $21.8 million (net) for enhanced patient care, research, education, and the purchase of innovative medical equipment; benefiting patients and their families from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond.

Now there’s a Fall Dream Lottery too, and the timing couldn’t be better. The draw for the ultimate grand prize will take place on January 10, 2013 making a Dream Lottery ticket the perfect Christmas gift.

How else could you fit a fully furnished home, cash and a car into a stocking? Dream Lottery’s Ultimate Grand Prize is a choice between a fully-furnished Star Home in London with $500,000 cash and an Infiniti G37x in the driveway; or a fully-furnished Renaissance Home in Grand Bend and $100,000 cash; or $1 million in cash. There are also 10 cars and 30 vacation adventures, each with a cash alternative, along with more than $50,000 worth of gift cards to be won in the final draw.

Buying early increases the chances of winning. Buy before midnight November 1 to be eligible for the VIP Draw, as well as the Bonus Draw, Early Bird Draw and Final Draw. Buy before midnight November 20 to be eligible for the Bonus Draw, as well as the Early Bird Draw and Final Draw. Buy before midnight December 4 to be eligible for the Early Bird Draw as well as the Final Draw. The sales cut-off for the Final Draw is midnight December 13.

The VIP Draw has three chances to win a San Juan vacation or take a $4,000 cash alternative. The Bonus Draw offers the chance at a Fiji vacation or an $8,000 cash alternative. The Early Bird Draw will give a winner the choice of an Audi TT Coupe, or a 41-day World Cruise, or $45,000 in cash.

There are 240,000 tickets for sale with an additional 12,000 tickets being awarded as prizes during the VIP and Bonus Draws. Ticket prices are the best ever offered with two for $50, five for $100, fifteen for $250, and 35 for $500. For those buying the new 35-pack, the cost works out to less than $15 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the dream homes, by calling 519-488-7100, at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations.

Full lottery details including rules, a complete prize list, maps to the dream homes and important cut-off and draw dates can also be found on the Dream Lottery’s website.

The Ultimate Dream Grand Prize Homes open to the public starting today. The London home at 870 Thistleridge Crescent is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays. The Grand Bend home is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. each Saturday, Sunday and on Thanksgiving Monday. Visitors are asked to please park at Best’s Restaurant and Homemade Ice Cream, 345 Ontario St. South, Grand Bend. A free shuttle service will take them to the Dream Home.

The homes will close after the final ticket sales cut off, or when tickets sell out early. For those who can’t make it to the homes in person.

"Dream Lottery is a chance for people to win big and make their dreams come true. Even more
exciting, when you purchase a Dream ticket you are making the dream of living life to the fullest a
reality, as the proceeds stay right here in our community."
Michelle Campbell, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

“Dream Lottery is vital to Children’s, as it helps raise the funds needed to support the specialized
health care of children and youth and their families throughout the region - from treatment to
rehabilitation to research.”
Karen Wilson, Interim President and CEO, Children’s Health Foundation

“Through fundraising initiatives like Dream Lottery and in partnership with the community, our
foundations support the innovative and caring efforts of our hospitals’ physicians, researchers,
nurses and staff.”
Dan Ross, President and CEO, London Health Sciences Foundation

“With Dream Lottery it’s all about choice. If you win, you choose. If you win the Ultimate Grand
Prize - or any of the vehicle or vacation prizes - you can choose a cash option instead.”
Rita Fieder, Dream Lottery Manager

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London Health Sciences Centre, Children's Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London receive more than 1.5 million patient visits each year. In addition to caring for local residents, the hospitals are referral centres providing specialized services in support of the excellent care of the region's community hospitals.

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For More Information about Dream Lottery or London Health Sciences Foundation:
Alexander Peterson, Manager, Public Relations
519 685-8527 or

For More Information about Children’s Health Foundation:
Bob Giorgini, Communications Director
519 432-8062, ext. 125 or

For More Information about St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation:
Johanna Mesjarik, Communications Assistant
519 646-6000, ext. 65449 or

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