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February 16,2019

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Help Kids Shine: Say ‘Yes’ to BC Children’s Hospital

Ruby’s Story

VANCOUVER, BC, February 15, 2019 — The day started out like any other for 16-year-old Ruby Davidson. She woke up, got ready for school and caught the bus. On the bus, she grabbed a seat to swing herself around like she’d done hundreds of times before. But this time, that simple motion broke her arm.

Ruby’s mom Terri immediately took her to local emergency department in Victoria. At first, everyone was perplexed. “We walked into the room and the doctor looked at us and asked, ‘Okay really, what happened?’”

Ruby explained it again – that a small bit of pressure broke her arm. “That’s when the doctor said something is definitely wrong.”

After weeks of tests, doctors suspected bone cancer. They sent Ruby to BC Children’s Hospital for a needle biopsy and more exams. Eventually, a diagnosis was made. It was osteosarcoma – a form of cancer that originates in the bones.

“It was a sucker punch,” Terri said.

Ruby added that she remembered thinking “I can’t do this right now, I’m supposed to be in grade 12.”

But after the initial shock, reality set in and a treatment plan was made. Ruby would undergo multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery at BC Children’s Hospital. Through her journey, Ruby experienced some tough side effects. She had blackouts from the chemotherapy drug and her feet became blistered and excruciatingly painful. She spent her 17th birthday in hospital, something she couldn’t have imagined just months before. But despite it all, Terri says Ruby almost always had a smile on her face and was determined to get better.

While in hospital Ruby met Erin, a music therapist. They struck up a friendship, and Erin taught Ruby to play the ukulele. “Before that there was a lot of waiting. Throughout the day I was mostly just watching TV,” Ruby said. “But when I started to learn the ukulele it definitely helped.”

“The relationship Erin and Ruby have is amazing,” Terri said. “If Erin didn’t walk through and meet Ruby, this would have been so much worse.”

Today, Ruby has completed her surgery successfully and has had what everyone hopes will be her last round of chemo. The last day of treatment was emotional. “The doctor came in to check my blood levels and just looked at me. I started crying. My mom didn’t quite get it at first. But then she started crying too. I’m still getting used to the fact that I don’t have to do chemo anymore.”

Ruby and her mom say everyone at BC Children’s Hospital – from the nurses and doctors to cleaning staff and volunteers – helped them through their journey.

Ruby also says seeing all the other kids going through health issues is something she will never forget.

“There are so many little kids at BC Children’s Hospital. I don’t know how to help them yet but I’m going to try no matter what. It’s heartbreaking to watch a 4-year-old go through this. No one should ever go through this.”



It’s a Win-Win

More than 85,000 kids rely on the life-saving care at BC Children’s Hospital every year. When you purchase your Choices Lottery tickets, you’re helping patients like Ruby – and you’re helping shape the future of child health.

And of course, you’ll be in to win over 3,200 prizes – worth over $3.8 million. That includes three Bonus draws, the $350,000 in Early Bird draws, and 1 of 8 Grand Prizes. Choose from homes in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, South Surrey, and Squamish, or take $2.2 million tax-free cash!

And if you order before Midnight, next Friday, you’re in the February Family Bonus Draw!

Get your tickets today to win the ‘Ultimate Sports Package’ – two Vancouver Canucks 14-seat game suites, BC Lions season tickets, Whitecaps FC season tickets, Seahawks tickets, and $17,000 cash. OR choose a Luxury African Safari. Or choose $28,000 Cash.

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Appreciation Reward Deadline: Midnight Tonight! (BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery)

This is your last chance to get in for all this year’s draws!

VANCOUVER, BC, February 8, 2019 — BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery’s Appreciation Reward Deadline is Midnight, Tonight – it’s the first bonus deadline of the year and, if you order your tickets today, you’ll be in to win a draw worth over $30,000. Choose a terrific Travel package from Carlson Wagonlit, a Nissan Rogue SV AWD, or $27,000 Cash.

Not only that, but with your purchase today, you’ll be automatically entered into the February Family Draw, the Spring Bonus Draw, the Early Bird Draws, and the $2.8 million Grand Prize Draw, too. Win gift cards, Canucks tickets, travel, cars, homes, cash, cash, and more cash…

There’s something for everyone in this year’s Choices Lottery! Over 3,200 prizes, over $3.8 million to win. Plus, don’t forget about BC’s biggest 50/50 – the jackpot could top last year’s total, $1,763,925 – or the Big Passport PLUS. Win so much more for just a few dollars more.

Live Where You Love

Would you choose the idyllic neighbourhood living of South Surrey? How about an ‘Elgin Estate’ – 6,000 square feet of absolute heaven? Or you can live the city life in downtown Vancouver at Mirabel – in the exciting, vibrant West End, only steps from the beaches of English Bay. Or choose a different downtown – at Kelowna’s One Water Street, one of the Okanagan’s most incredible, luxurious living experiences, or at Victoria’s Capital Park Residences, a two-bedroom townhome right beside the city’s Inner Harbour.

How about an ‘Income for Life’ package, with homes in Squamish and Vancouver? Or a Country Club Estate in Kelowna’s Quail Ridge? The choice is yours, and there’s a choice for everyone! This year’s biggest Grand Prize package is worth $2.8 million.

Or take $2.2 million tax-free cash, of course. Just imagine what you would do, and what you could do…

HELP KIDS SHINE

By purchasing a Choices Lottery ticket, you’re helping shape the future of child health. Here’s a snapshot of how your lottery purchase helps:

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Millions to Win in BC Children’s Hospital’s Choices Lottery (Bonus Deadline: Midnight, Friday)

VANCOUVER, BC, February 6, 2019 — The Appreciation Reward deadline is Midnight, Friday (February 8) – and it’s the first Bonus deadline of this year’s Choices Lottery, making this your last week to buy for all this year’s biggest draws!

Get your tickets today to win an Appreciation Reward draw worth over $30,000 and choose 1 of these 3 prizes:

  • A $25,000 vacation/travel gift card from Carlson Wagonlit, plus $6,000 cash
  • Or a 2019 Nissan Rogue
  • Or $27,000 Cash

And with your order, you’ll be automatically entered into the February Family Draw, the Spring Bonus Draw, the $350,000 worth of Early Bird Draws, and the $2.8 million Grand Prize draw, as well!

“I am thrilled at this year’s Choices Lottery and its Grand Prize show home packages,” says Erin Cebula, the lottery spokesperson. “The homes are fabulously designed and located in beautiful locations, and have gorgeous finishings.”

Over 3,200 Prizes, $3.8 Million to Win

This year’s biggest winner will choose 1 of 8 Grand Prizes, including $2.2 million tax-free cash or packages featuring dream homes in all of British Columbia’s most desirable cities and regions to live – Kelowna’s Quail Ridge, Victoria’s inner harbour Capital Park, downtown Vancouver’s Mirabel, Squamish, and three home options in South Surrey.

This year’s biggest Grand Prize is worth a whopping $2.8 million and stars a drop-dead gorgeous Red Tree Creative home in South Surrey’s Elgin Estates. It’s over 6,000 square feet of absolute heaven in one of the province’s most idyllic family neighbourhoods:

The Smaller the Patient, the Greater the Need

By purchasing a lottery ticket, you’re helping shape the future of child health.

“BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is very fortunate to have so many British Columbians supporting our hospital through the purchase of Choices Lottery tickets,” says Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We want to provide our children with the best possible health care, and to do this we need the resources to fund extensive research, innovative programs and cutting-edge equipment.

“We are so grateful to everyone who supports our lottery.”

Say ‘Yes’ to BC Children’s Hospital. Help Kids Shine.

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

 

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It's Winner's Day for the Millionaire Lottery ... Complete Winners List announced for the 2018 Millionaire Lottery!

VANCOUVER, BC, February 1, 2019 — The wait is over! Grab a seat and cross your fingers because the Millionaire Lottery has announced their 2018 winners!

Life just changed dramatically for the Grand Prize winner, C. Cretu from Surrey, BC with ticket #6151003. They will choose one of the eight prize options, one of which is $2.7 million cash!

The 50/50 winner has also been granted an exciting new chapter in their lives, with $769,957.50 cash to their name! That winner is R. Parker from Victoria, BC with ticket #7725445.

See the article for major winners, a link to the Millionaire Lottery’s complete list of winners, and the opportunity to leave us some feedback.

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Last Weekend for Appreciation Reward in BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery

VANCOUVER, BC, February 1, 2019 — BC Children’s Hospital’s Choices Lottery’s Appreciation Reward Deadline is next Friday – it’s the first bonus deadline of the year, and it’s your last chance to order for all this year’s biggest draws!

If you purchase your tickets today, you’ll be automatically entered to win the $31,000 Appreciation Reward Draw, the $32,000 February Family Draw, the $35,000 Spring Bonus Draw, the $350,000 in Early Bird Draws, and the $2.8 million Grand Prize Draw.

Kiss Winter Goodbye

Where would you go?

Win the Appreciation Reward Draw, and you’ll win a $31,000 travel package of your choice: a $25,000 gift card from Carlson Wagonlit, and $6,000 cash.

City. Beach. Mountains. Snow. Surf. Romance. Adventure.

It’s up to you! Win your next dream vacation with Appreciation Reward – it’s a bonus just for you, for BC Children’s Hospital’s loyal and early ticket buyers.

Win 1 of 8 Grand Prizes

Become a multi-millionaire, and do it in style. Do it your own way…

With this year’s Grand Prize Draw, Choices Lottery is giving its biggest winner a choice of 1 of 7 amazing home packages – with places all across our wonderful province, in your favourite cities and areas, like Kelowna, Victoria, downtown Vancouver, and idyllic South Surrey. Or choose $2.2 million tax-free Cash! A Choices Lottery ticket is your ticket to instant riches – or the life you’ve already dreamed of.

You can see all this year’s 3,234 prizes and get your tickets online at bcchildren.com, as well as your 50/50 PLUS tickets and your Big Passport PLUS tickets.

There will be 111 Big Passport travel or cash prizes awarded, and the 50/50 jackpot could grow to over $2.2 million. Last year’s jackpot reached a whopping $1,763,925.

(50/50 PLUS tickets start at 2 for $15, and Big Passport PLUS tickets start at 2 for $25. 50/50 and Big Passport tickets must be ordered in conjunction with your main lottery tickets.)

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Don't Miss Wednesday's Early Bird Deadline in Vancouver Opera's Audi Lottery!

Vancouver, BC, January 28, 2019 — This Thursday, January 31, at 3:00 PM, the Vancouver Opera Lottery will be giving away four Early Bird prizes of $1,000 each – you could be a winner!  Enter today and you could also win the Grand Prize draw on February 28, 2019 — your choice between a 2018 Audi Q5 valued over $72,000, a 2018 Audi A4 valued over $66,000, or $50,000 cash! Winner will choose one prize option; other prize options will not be awarded.

Audi Lottery tickets are only $40 each, or take one of the great deals for multiple tickets: 3 for $99, 7 for $196, or 11 for $297.  

Pick up tickets in their 50/50 Bonus Draw too! They’re only $10 each or 5 for $25.

Early Bird Order Deadline Wednesday at 9 PM!

Don’t wait to get your tickets!

Your lottery ticket purchase helps fund Vancouver Opera’s education programs. Buy your tickets now to help make a difference in the community and everyone’s a winner! Good luck!


Or order by phone 604-682-2871, Option 2

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Announcing the 2019 BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery
Win 1 of 8 Grand Prize Choices
including $2.2 million cash

VANCOUVER, BC, January 24, 2019 — It’s Grand Opening Week for this year’s Choices Lottery, with nine homes and 8 Grand Prizes to choose from, and all proceeds support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The homes in South Surrey are open right now and are open this weekend and every weekend – including a beautiful 6,000 square-foot home in the Elgin Estates neighbourhood, which headlines a Grand Prize package worth over $2.8 million.

According to the home’s webpage at bcchildren.com, this South Surrey dream home – built by Red Tree Creative Homes – features 6 bedrooms, 2 dens, 6.5 bathrooms, plus a media room, gourmet kitchen, rec room, and a master bedroom.

“Set in a beautiful neighbourhood with tree-lined streets, this magnificent home is the perfect prize for families of any size,” the lottery says.

In total, there are 8 Grand Prizes for this year’s biggest winner to choose from, including a whopping cash windfall of $2,200,000.

There are also dreamy homes in Vancouver – at Mirabel, just steps from the beach of English Bay – and a condo at Vancouver’s Main and 10th, which comes with a townhome in Squamish, Canada’s outdoor playground. There are two more South Surrey homes to choose from, the ‘Greystone’ and the ‘Westport’ in Grandview Heights, and the Westport home comes with a condo at One Water Street in the heart of downtown Kelowna, just steps from Okanagan Lake. There’s also an award-winning home at Kelowna’s Quail Ridge golf community, and an Island getaway at Capital Park Residences, right beside Victoria’s downtown inner harbor.

As usual, all early buyers will have their tickets automatically entered into three Bonus draws – to win the $30,000 Appreciation Reward and February Family prizes, plus the $35,000 Spring Bonus prize – and the Early Bird Draw, which has prizes to win adding up to $350,000.

This year’s Early Bird winner will choose between a massive ‘Vacations for Life’ prize package – which includes $200,000 in travel from Carlson-Wagonlit, plus $100,000 cash – or a prize package including an exotic, luxurious Private Jet trip (for 6 people) to Maui, a 2019 Tesla Model X, and $50,000 cash.

Or, the final Early Bird option is $250,000 cash. And this year, the Choices Lottery will draw an extra 50 Early Bird winners – with each winning $1,000 cash.

You can see all this year’s 3,234 prizes and get your tickets online at bcchildren.com, as well as your 50/50 PLUS tickets and your Big Passport PLUS tickets.

(There will be 111 Big Passport travel or cash prizes awarded, and the 50/50 jackpot could grow to over $2.2 million. Last year’s jackpot reached a whopping $1,763,925. 50/50 PLUS tickets start at 2 for $15, and Big Passport PLUS tickets start at 2 for $25.)

 

Proceeds raised during the 2019 Choices Lottery will help transform lives for kids at BC Children’s Hospital.

As the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children, BC Children’s serves almost a million kids. According to the lottery’s website, funds raised support the research institute located on the hospital’s campus—helping over 1,000 of the brightest minds in their quest to improve treatments, discover cures and ultimately push the boundaries of what’s possible. Those very discoveries are then brought from the lab to a patient’s bedside.

Research at BC Children’s Hospital is aimed at conquering childhood diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. It also helps improve care for the one in three children admitted to the hospital with a rare disease. And more than treating kids when they are sick, research is also focused on preventing kids from having to visit a hospital in the first place. Beyond improving care for kids in BC, discoveries made at the hospital have a ripple effect that set new standards of care for kids around the world.

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

 

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VGH Millionaire Lottery
Absolute Final Deadline:
Midnight, Tonight!

This is it…

The Absolute Final Deadline is Midnight, Tonight (Friday, January 11)! Order your VGH Millionaire Lottery tickets right now… don’t wait another minute… you can become a Multi-Millionaire in 2019!

 

JUST OVER 76% SOLD
A great opportunity to
become a Multi-Millionaire!

Get your tickets to help all British Columbians, and help save lives right here in B.C. – by supporting VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation. It’s a Win-Win: Your tickets go to a great cause, and they get you in a $3.2 million Grand Prize Draw. Or choose $2.7 million cash!

What’s your choice? Homes in Vancouver, South Surrey, White Rock, Tsawwassen, Sidney, SookePoint, downtown Kelowna or West Kelowna… incredible Travel to once-in-a-lifetime destinations for life-changing experiences and adventures… brand-new Cars, SUVs, Trucks, and Motorcycles… and even more Cash!

50/50 PLUS
Jackpot over $1.3 Million

The more you buy, the bigger it gets! Order your 50/50 PLUS and Daily Cash PLUS tickets and you’re in to win cash, Cash, and more CASH.

We Need Your Help
All thanks to you.

We all need VGH. And VGH needs you. Every year, VGH performs more than 30,000 surgeries and treats more than 600,000 patient visits. VGH treats 60% of British Columbia’s adult trauma cases – and 50% of the hospital’s surgical patients are from outside Vancouver.

VGH is truly B.C.’s hospital, and the Millionaire Lottery is truly B.C.’s hospital lottery. When you purchase your Millionaire Lottery tickets, you’re helping our hospitals save lives right here in B.C., by supporting VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation.

Transforming health care. Saving lives. Thanks a million.

Get your tickets online at MillionaireLottery.com
by Phone at 604-602-5848
or 1-888-445-5825
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey, Tsawwassen, and Sidney
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation:
899 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs in British Columbia.

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Only 2 Days Left!
Become a Multi-Millionaire

Get your VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery tickets today!

Support life-saving care in British Columbia – and get in to win a $3.2 million Grand Prize Draw. Choose the Home you’ve always dreamed of, plus win cars and travel and more, or choose $2.7 million tax-free CASH.

But hurry. Time is running out! Tick Tock, Tick Tock. The Absolute Final Deadline is only 2 days away…

( Absolute Final Deadline: Midnight, Friday January 11th )

50/50 PLUS Jackpot
Over $1.3 Million

The more you buy, the bigger it gets! Order your 50/50 PLUS and Daily Cash PLUS tickets and you’re in to win cash, Cash, and more CASH.

8 Grand Prize options
The choice is yours!

It’s all up to you… what’ll it be?

You win, you pick your dream home – an oceanview home in Sidney, a luxurious downtown condo in Vancouver, exquisite family homes in Tsawwassen or South Surrey, a picture-perfect downtown Kelowna condo on Okanagan Lake or a ‘Paradise Estates’ home in West Kelowna, or two condos in two incredible, cozy communities – in White Rock and at SookePoint on Vancouver Island, both with wake-up views of the Pacific Ocean.

Choose city living, Island living, seaside paradise, picturesque neighbourhood comfort, in your favourite area of our beautiful province.

Or become an instant multi-Millionaire and take $2,700,000 tax-free Cash!

So, what’ll it be?

The choice is yours! There’s no wrong answer. And when you’re supporting such a great cause, it’s a Win-Win.

We All Need VGH
And VGH Needs You

When you purchase your Millionaire Lottery tickets, you’re helping our hospitals save lives right here in B.C., by supporting VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation.

Every year, VGH performs more than 30,000 surgeries and treats more than 600,000 patient visits. VGH treats 60% of British Columbia’s adult trauma cases – and 50% of the hospital’s surgical patients are from outside Vancouver.

VGH is truly B.C.’s hospital, and the Millionaire Lottery is truly B.C.’s hospital lottery. Transforming health care. Saving lives. Thanks a million.

Get your tickets online at MillionaireLottery.com
by Phone at 604-602-5848
or 1-888-445-5825
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey, Tsawwassen, and Sidney
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation:
899 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs in British Columbia.

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It’s the Absolute Final Weekend!
VGH Millionaire Lottery!

It’s a great opportunity to win!

The VGH Millionaire Lottery is 72% Sold, and it’s the Absolute Final Weekend to get your tickets. Order today to win $2.7 million cashand so much more!

(Absolute Final Deadline: Midnight, Friday January 11th)

Win 1 of 8 Grand Prizes
50/50 approaching $1.3 Million

Choose an amazing Home package in your favourite part of B.C. Live an amazing multi-Millionaire’s life in Vancouver, South Surrey, White Rock, Sidney or SookePoint (Vancouver Island), or in the Okanagan in West Kelowna or Downtown Kelowna – with a top prize worth over $3.2 million!

This year, there are over 3,100 total prizes to win – worth millions. And don’t forget about the two extra games, the 50/50 PLUS and the Daily Cash PLUS.

For just a little bit more, play the Daily Cash PLUS and be one of 209 winners – 105 days of winning, $300,000 to win. And don’t forget about the massive 50/50 jackpot – it’s now approaching $1.3 million, so it’s like a second Grand Prize! It’s growing every day, getting bigger and bigger until the Final Deadline…

We All Need VGH
And VGH Needs You

It’s a Win-Win: Your tickets go to a great cause. You’re playing to help save lives right here in B.C., by supporting VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation.

Every year, VGH performs more than 30,000 surgeries and treats more than 600,000 patient visits. VGH treats 60% of British Columbia’s adult trauma cases – and 50% of the hospital’s surgical patients are from outside Vancouver. VGH is truly B.C.’s hospital, and the Millionaire Lottery is truly B.C.’s hospital lottery

Transforming health care. Saving lives. Thanks a million.

Get your tickets online at MillionaireLottery.com
by Phone at 604-602-5848
or 1-888-445-5825
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey, Tsawwassen, and Sidney
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation:
899 W 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs in British Columbia.

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