LONDON, ON, March 18, 2009. – The Dream Lottery supporting hospitals in London is back and celebrating its 15th anniversary.
This year’s winner will have some big decisions to make – between a fully-furnished home in London with an Audi parked in the driveway and a quarter million in cash, or a fully furnished home in Grand Bend with a Mercedes parked in the driveway and half-a-million in cash, or the option of the largest payout ever of $1,111,000 tax free.
“You have a chance to win fabulous prizes while supporting patient care and research,” says Dan Ross, President and CEO of London Health Sciences Foundation. “And we have the best ticket prices of any of the healthcare lotteries in Ontario. It’s a win-win-win situation.
Tickets are $50 each, three for $100 or, new this year, nine for $250 (that’s just $27.78 a ticket). Tickets can be purchased by calling 519-488-7100 or, starting March 19, at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations and at the participating hospital foundations.
Hospitals in London are a regional resource
The lottery supports London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London.
“Hospitals in London have a long history of medical breakthroughs and our researchers and physicians continue to build on that innovative legacy,” says Deb Commuzzi, President and CEO of Children’s Health Foundation. “The lottery contributes important funds to the hospitals’ care, teaching and world-class research programs, benefiting patients here in our region and beyond.”
In addition to caring for the citizens of London, the hospitals are referral centres for the region and beyond, providing access to specialized services in support of the excellent care of the region’s community hospitals.
“Supporting this lottery is one way to keep your healthcare dollars working in our region,” says Michelle Campbell, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation.” Dream Lottery supports hospitals in London which, serve over one million patients from across Southwestern Ontario each year.”
Dream homes open for tours
The truly breathtaking London Dream Home located at 1625 Wickerson Gate is built by award winning builder, Bridlewood Homes and includes furnishings by Gielen Design, appliances by Appliance Canada and electronics by Kable Solutions. The London Dream Home is open seven days a week (including holidays) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting March 19.
The spectacular Grand Bend Dream Home located at 4 Hayter Drive is built by Medway Homes and includes furnishings by Design Matrix, appliances by Hensall Major Appliance, and electronics by tnt Security Systems. The Grand Bend Dream Home is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting March 20.
Many new prizes this year
This year the lottery has added another four grand prizes – one of $100,000 cash, and three more of $25,000 cash; an anniversary draw with four $5,000 cash prizes and 1,515 free tickets; a bonus draw with $15,000 cash and 1,515 free tickets; and an early bird draw of a “Hearts on Fire diamond ring or $25,000 cash, two cash prizes of $10,000 cash and 3,500 free tickets.
There are also two cars-or-cash prizes, 15 additional cash prizes and thousands of gift cards available to be won. Complete prize details and options, as well as directions to the prize homes are available on the lottery website at www.londondream.ca.