Record sales pour in as early sellout looms
London, Ont. - The spring's rainy start hasn't dampened the popularity of Dream
Lottery. Dream home tours are going strong, the design and decor have proved popular
with visitors and the result has been a deluge of ticket sales. The lottery is approaching
95 per cent sold since its April 18 launch. Organizers anticipate a sell out before
next Thursday's Bonus Draw deadline.
The calendar draw is 99 per cent sold and orders are now only available by phone.
The 50/50 is within $35,000 of $1 million (the winner takes half). It may break
last spring's record $1,024,770. A Dream Lottery ticket must be purchased first,
to be able to order calendar or 50/50 tickets.
Once Dream Lottery tickets sell out, the dream homes will close to the public, in
order to maximize net proceeds to the beneficiary hospitals. Dream Lottery has raised
almost $35 million (net) since 1996 for innovative technology and equipment, ground-breaking
research, and continuing medical education and training that enables doctors, nurses
and staff to provide exceptional, patient-centred, life-changing care.
"We are grateful for the generous support of our hospitals by the communities of
Southwestern Ontario," says St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation President and CEO
Michelle Campbell. "The continued success of Dream Lottery is a big win for health
care in our region."
To ensure the lottery only takes orders totalling the number of tickets authorized
by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, retail sales locations will stop
taking orders sometime this week. This includes participating Shoppers Drug Mart
stores and participating hospital foundations. If available, tickets will be sold
at the London dream homes this weekend. Tickets will continue to be available by
phone at 519-488-7100 and on-line at dreamitwinit.ca until the lottery is sold out.
50/50 tickets and any remaining calendars will not be sold after Dream Lottery tickets
If the lottery does sell out prior to the Early Bird deadline of June 20, the draw
date will be moved up, with winners announced on Thursday, July 4. Lottery details,
including ticket prices, prizes, important dates and contest rules, can be found
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