Millionaire Lottery offers homes, cash-or-prize options

Tickets on sale now, for lottery in support of London Health Sciences Centre

LONDON, ON, October 16, 2008 — Tickets for the Millionaire Lottery in support of London Health Sciences Centre go on sale today. Tickets will be available at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Southwestern Ontario. They are also on sale at the grand prize home locations or by calling 519-488-9898 or 1-866-594-6880. Faxable order forms are available on-line at

Tickets are $50 each, three for $100, or – new for this year – nine for $250, which is just $27.78 per ticket.

“No other lottery lets you win so much for $50, or as low as $27.78 per ticket,” says Rita Fieder, the Director of Gaming at London Health Sciences Foundation.

Proceeds from the Millionaire Lottery help LHSC meet the need of patients in London and the surrounding communities in Southwestern Ontario. One of Canada’s largest acute-care, teaching hospitals, LHSC offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. As a regional referral centre, LHSC cares for the most medically complex and critically injured patients in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s more than 10,000 physicians and staff provide care for over one million patient visits each year.

“London Health Sciences Centre provides not only the best treatment and care, supporting healthcare in the region, but also groundbreaking research, and teaching and training for the physicians of tomorrow, “says LHSF President and CEO Dan Ross. “When you buy a ticket for the Millionaire Lottery, the money goes to work for the people in our region.”

The Grand Prize #1 options will give the winner a choice of one of two picture perfect homes, or one million in cash.

The London prize home option includes a magnificent one storey executive home by Wastell Builders Group and is located at 1581 Warbler Woods Walk, near Commissioners Road West and Oxford Road West. This option includes furnishings, electronics and appliances, $100,000 cash and a Lexus RX400 Hybrid, for a total value of $1,100,735.

The Grand Bend prize home option is a breathtaking one storey Southcott “Hottage” built by Oke Woodsmith off of Lakeshore Road near Highway 81, and includes with furnishings, electronics and appliances, for a total value of $1,148,874.

This year the Grand Prize #2 is an incredible two storey family home by Wastell Builders Group and includes furniture, electronics and appliances for a total value of $460,000. The home is located at 1486 Blackwell Boulevard off of Highbury Avenue, just north of Fanshawe Road. The Grand Prize #2 winner can opt for $300,000 cash instead.

The London homes will be open to the public seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 18 or until tickets sell out. The Hottage is open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can also take a virtual tour of all the homes on-line at

“There is a cash option for the major prizes, it’s you-win-you-choose,” Fieder noted. “With the many options and the value of the grand prize homes, this is truly the million-dollar-plus lottery.

Other prizes include:

  • A prize of a Ford Escape or a Mini Cooper – or $30,000 cash;
  • A prize of a Chevy Malibu Hybrid or a Honda Accord – or $30,000 cash;
  • Two prizes of a $2,500 Uniglobe travel voucher- or $2,000 cash.
  • Two cash prizes of a $5,000;
  • Two cash prizes of $2,500;
  • Five cash prizes of $1,000;
  • Five cash prizes of $500;
  • 200 Samsonite three-piece luggage sets;
  • 50 Garmin Nuvi 250 GPS systems;
  • Fifteen hundred $50 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards;
  • Five hundred $50 Petro-Canada Gift Cards;
  • Two hundred Mastercard Gift Cards.

On top of all of this, there is an early bird prize of a Honda Civic Hybrid, or a Toyota Prius Hybrid or $25,000 cash. A second early bird prize offers a Mercedes-Benz Smart for Two car or a Pontiac Vibe or $20,000 cash.

There are also two bonus draws. One bonus draw has two prizes of $5,000 cash. The other offers a choice of a Polar Diamond pendant from Nash Jewellers valued at over $14,000, or $10,000 cash.

Bonus #1 cutoff is midnight November 6 with the Bonus Draw #1 date of November 25. Bonus #2 cutoff is midnight November 25 with the Bonus Draw #2 date of December 12.

Early Bird cutoff is midnight December 9 with the Early Bird Draw on December 30.

Final ticket sales cutoff is midnight December 18 and the final draw will take place on January 8, 2009.

Complete prize and draw details are available at

Participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations include: London and St Thomas Shoppers Drug Mart locations as well as locations in Aylmer, Blenheim, Bright’s Grove, Chatham, Corunna, Dorchester, Essex, Exeter, Goderich, Grand Bend, Harrow, Kingsville, Leamington, Listowel, Norwich, Petrolia, Port Elgin, Ridgetown, Sarnia, Simcoe, Strathroy, Tecumseh, Tilbury, Tillsonburg, Wallaceburg and Woodstock, and select locations in Brantford and Windsor.

London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and Lawson Health Research Institute – a joint research initiative with St Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 30 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s 10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit

London Health Sciences Foundation is a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, linking the community and health care experts—including physicians, allied professionals, researchers, staff and educators—together in pursuit of medical excellence at London Health Sciences Centre. Established to strengthen London Health Sciences Centre’s ability to provide the highest quality health care for patients in Southwestern Ontario and beyond, they offer opportunities to support discovery and innovation in research, education and patient care at our hospital. To see how donations create positive moments changing the lives of patients, their families and friends, and to see how you can support patient care and innovation at London Health Sciences Centre, visit

The Millionaire Lottery website is at

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