Minimum payout for 50/50 PlusTM draw now $250,000
Dream Lottery (LL 6144) has returned for the fall, supporting Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, and London Health Sciences Centre with the final draws held January 23-24.
This time, the Ultimate Grand Prize winner will choose between one of three fabulous homes or $1 million cash. There are also cars, vacation adventures and jewellery prizes to be won, each with a cash alternative. But it’s not just ticket holders who win big with this lottery.
“Dream Lottery proceeds provide tremendous support to Children’s Hospital,” says Susan Crowley, President and CEO, Children's Health Foundation. “As the regional paediatric referral centre for children’s health care, money raised from every Dream ticket sold throughout Southwestern Ontario helps support so many children, youth and their families who rely on the exceptional patient-centred care at Children's."
The lottery has raised more than $23.9 million (net) since 1996 for enhanced patient care, research, education, and the purchase of innovative medical equipment, benefiting patients and their families from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond.
“The innovative and compassionate work of our hospitals’ physicians, specialists, researchers, nurses and staff helps patients and families from across our region and beyond,” Says Dan Ross, President and CEO, London Health Sciences Foundation. “Buying Dream Lottery tickets and 50/50 PlusTM tickets is an exciting and fun way to support their outstanding care.”
This fall, the 50/50 PlusTM draw (LL 6147) has a higher guaranteed minimum of $250,000 and no maximum. The final amount available to be won will depend on the number of 50/50 PlusTM tickets sold. Last draw, the winner walked off with more than $414,000. A Dream Lottery ticket must be purchased in order to also purchase 50/50 PlusTM tickets.
New this year, there are three sets of daily draws: “December to Remember” offers a $1,000 draw each day for 12 days from December 10-21. “Bling in the New Year” is seven days of draws for jewellery prizes. “Hot, Hot, Hot” is a week of draws from January 19-24, awarding a fabulous vacation each day.
There are separate sales deadlines for the VIP Draw, the Bonus Draw and the Early Bird Draw Those who order before midnight, November 7 are eligible for all prize draws. The sales cut-off for the Final Draw is midnight, January 9.
Ticket prices are 2/$50, 6/$100, 16/$250, and 35/$500. For those buying the 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, or online and at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations starting October 17.
50/50 PlusTM tickets are 1/$10, 5/$25, 15/$50 and can be ordered at the time a Dream Lottery ticket is purchased. After buying a Dream Lottery ticket, 50/50 PlusTM tickets can also be ordered by phone through the Dream Lottery Customer Service Line at 1-866-319-9918.
The London homes will be open Wed. - Sun., noon - 5 p.m. (including Remembrance Day). The Grand Bend home will be open Fri. - Sun., noon - 5 p.m. (including Remembrance Day). Open times will vary during the weeks of Christmas and New Year and when there is inclement winter weather. Check the lottery website for details during those times.
Lottery details, rules, prize list, maps to the dream homes, sales cut-off and draw dates can be found at www.dreamitwinit.ca.
Three dreams: (From top) The Kaizen Home in London, the Wastell Builders home in London, and the Medway Home in Grand Bend are the three ultimate Grand Prize home options this year…or the winner could take a cool $1 million in cash instead