The 2009 Variety Lottery supports Variety — the Children’s Charity of British Columbia. Funds are disbursed to a wide variety associations and societies that support children who have special needs.
Total number of prizes: 2,010
Total prize value reported: $2,059,510.91
Total tickets available: 182,900
Price points: 1 for $50; 3 for $100; 9 for $250
Cut-off and Draw dates
Bonus Draw #1: sales cut-off Midnight, September 24, 2009; draw October 23, 2009
Bonus Draw #2: sales cut-off Midnight, October 16, 2009; draw November 10, 2009
Early Bird Draws: sales cut-off Midnight, November 6, 2009; draw November 27, 2009
Final Draws: sales cut-off Midnight, November 14, 2009; draw December 5, 2009.
Lottery website: http://www.varietylotto.com
From the Varietylotto.com website:
Variety – The Children’s Charity inspires hope, enriches lives, and builds a better future for BC’s children. Since 1965, Variety has spearheaded capital campaigns to build BC Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place, The Down Syndrome Research Institute and Resource Centre, BC Family Hearing Resource Centre, and most recently, The Variety C.H.I.L.D. Gastroenterology and Liver Research Laboratory at BC Children’s Hospital. Variety also supports pediatric and special care nurseries in hospitals throughout the province and has an Emergency Response Fund to assist financially-overburdened families with out-of-town travel and accommodation costs when a child requires time-sensitive medical care. Individual Grants are given to families that cannot afford medical equipment and therapies for their children with special needs, and Organization Grants help fund special programs and projects such as The Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation’s Zajac Ranch for Children, which gives kids with serious and chronic illnesses a chance to experience the joy of summer camp. Variety is also proud to support the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.