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Oct 01, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Christmas gift idea: Dream Lottery now held in the fall too

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For 18 years, the Dream Lottery was a spring event supporting London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. The lottery has raised almost $21.8 million (net) for enhanced patient care, research, education, and the purchase of innovative medical equipment. This equipment benefited patients and their families from across Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Now there’s a Fall Dream Lottery too, and the timing couldn’t be better. The draw for the ultimate grand prize will take place on Jan. 10, 2013 making a Dream Lottery ticket the perfect Christmas gift. Dream Lottery’s Ultimate Grand Prize is a choice between a fully-furnished Star Home in London with $500,000 cash and an Infiniti G37x in the driveway; or a fully-furnished Renaissance Home in Grand Bend and $100,000 cash; or $1 million in cash. There are also 10 cars and 30 vacation adventures, each with a cash alternative, along with more than $50,000 worth of gift cards to be won in the final draw. Buying early increases the chances of winning. Buy before midnight Nov. 1 to be eligible for the VIP Draw, as well as the Bonus Draw, Early Bird Draw and Final Draw. Buy before midnight Nov. 20 to be eligible for the Bonus Draw, as well as the Early Bird Draw and Final Draw. Buy before midnight Dec. 4 to be eligible for the Early Bird Draw as well as the Final Draw. The sales cut-off for the Final Draw is midnight Dec. 13. The VIP Draw has three chances to win a San Juan vacation or take a $4,000 cash alternative. The Bonus Draw offers the chance at a Fiji vacation or an $8,000 cash alternative. The Early Bird Draw will give a winner the choice of an Audi TT Coupe, or a 41-day World Cruise, or $45,000 in cash. There are 240,000 tickets for sale with an additional 12,000 tickets being awarded as prizes during the VIP and Bonus Draws. Ticket prices are the best ever offered with two for $50, five for $100, 15 for $250, and 35 for $500. For those buying the new 35-pack, the cost works out to less than $15 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the dream homes, by calling 519-488-7100, at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations, or online at Full lottery details including rules, a complete prize list, maps to the dream homes and important cut-off and draw dates can also be found on the Dream Lottery’s website. The Ultimate Dream Grand Prize Homes open to the public starting today. The London home, at 870 Thistleridge Cres., is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays. The Grand Bend home is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each Saturday, Sunday and on Thanksgiving Monday. Visitors are asked to please park at Best’s Restaurant and Homemade Ice Cream, 345 Ontario St. South, Grand Bend. A free shuttle service will take them to the Dream Home. The homes will close after the final ticket sales cut off, or when tickets sell out early. In the coming weeks, virtual tours will be posted on the lottery website at for those who can’t make it to the homes in person. Find us on Facebook: London Community News  

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