London, Ont. - Fall colours are peaking, so are Dream Lottery tickets sales and,
like the blazing foliage, tickets won't last much longer. All aspects of the lottery
are ahead of the Spring edition, which sold out in near-record time. Sales exceeded
75-per-cent-sold at last Thursday's Loyalty Draw deadline, with the Money & Memories
Calendar at 85-per-cent-sold and the 50/50 growing past $805,000.
"We can't thank the communities of Southwestern Ontario enough for the amazing support
they are showing for health care in our region," says Children's Health Foundation
President and CEO Scott Fortnum.
Dream Lottery has raised almost $37 million (net) since 1996 for state-of-the-art
technology, equipment, research and education at the three regional hospitals located
in London. While everyone wins with the advanced care enabled by the lottery, ticket
holders have a chance at a big payday. The ultimate grand prize in the lottery is
the choice between two Dream Homes or $1 million cash. There are also thousands
of prizes in the early and final draws.
"Now is the time to buy if you want a chance at winning some of the lottery's many
prizes," advises Fortnum. "At this pace, tickets could be sold in the next few weeks."
If Dream Lottery tickets sell out - on or before the November 21 Bonus Draw deadline
- the Final Draw will be held early, on December 5. Otherwise, it will be held on
January 9, 2020.
Tickets can be purchased at the Dream homes, any of the three participating hospital
foundations, Shoppers Drug Mart locations in London and St. Thomas, by calling 519-488-7100,
or online at www.dreamitwinit.ca. Calendars and 50/50 tickets can be ordered at
all sales locations at the time of a Dream Lottery ticket purchase. After buying
Dream Lottery tickets, they can only be purchased by phone at 519-488-7100. All
other lottery details can also be found online at www.dreamitwinit.ca.
Dream Lottery (LL11193), 50/50 (LL11195), and the Money & Memories Calendar (LL11196)
are joint ventures of St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, London Health Sciences
Foundation, and Children's Health Foundation. Together St. Joseph's Health Care
London, London Health Sciences Centre and Children's Hospital at LHSC receive more
than 1.9 million patient visits from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond each
year. In addition to caring for London-area residents, the hospitals are referral
centres providing specialized services in support of the excellent care of the region's