London, Ont. – Dream Lottery sold out today, prior to tomorrow's Bonus Draw sale's
deadline and well before the final deadline of July 4. This is the third sell out
in the last four editions of the lottery and the ninth since the lottery's inception
in 1996. The lottery's Travel & Treasure Calendar had already sold out May 31. The
50/50 pool – where the winner takes half – set a record, exceeding $1,050,000. All
ticket sales, including the 50/50 are now closed.
The Dream homes, which have proved to be very popular, are also closed and will
not reopen. Closing the homes helps maximize the proceeds going to the hospital
foundations. Prior to this spring, the lottery had raised almost $35 million (net).
This draw will add to that total.
Since the lottery sold out prior to the June 20 Early Bird sales deadline, the draw
date will be moved up in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
(AGCO) approved rules. Winners of the grand prize and 50/50 will be announced on
Thursday, July 4. Lottery details, including prizes, video tours of the homes, draw
dates and contest rules can be found at www.dreamitwinit.ca
"The community's response to Dream Lottery is amazing. Thank you for
supporting patients and families who rely on the specialized and advanced care of
our regional hospitals." Michelle Campbell, President & CEO, St. Joseph's Health
"This is a big win for patients from across our region. Thanks to Dream supporters
who contribute to extraordinary care, research and medical innovation at our hospitals."
John MacFarlane, President & CEO, London Health Sciences Foundation
"Thank you to Dream Lottery ticket buyers. You continue to make a tremendous difference
in the lives of children and their families from Southwestern Ontario and beyond."
Scott Fortnum, President & CEO, Children's Health Foundation
Dream Lottery (LL10699), 50/50 (LL10700), and the Travel & Treasure Calendar (LL10701)
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