Halifax, NS, April 25, 2012 — The QEII Foundation announced that all 68,300 tickets available for the QEII Lifestyles Lottery have been sold two weeks prior to their early bird deadline.
The QEII Foundation would like to thank the community for their tremendous support. Proceeds will exceed $2.5 million and will support priority programs and equipment within the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Since 2003, the QEII Home Lottery and QEII Lifestyles Lottery have raised a combined $37 million for patient care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
All 7,210 prize draws, including the two Grand Prizes will be completed by May 17. The draws for the grand prize cottage and grand prize showhome will be aired on CTV’s “Live at 5” that same day.
Their 50/50 jackpot finished at just over $996,000. “ We are so excited about the popularity of this extra prize, and how close the pot came to $1 million that we have decided to top up the 50/50 pot to make the payout exactly one-half of a million dollars”, said Bill Bean, president and CEO of the QEII Foundation.
A complete list of winners will be published in the Chronicle Herald and online at www.QE2LifestylesLottery.com on May 25.