1) How much do the tickets cost?
Tickets are $100 each or 3 for $250.
If purchasing a 3-pack all tickets must be issued to the same person (same name and address). If the tickets are being purchased by two people, both names need to be on the receipt form. The ticket will be issued the same way.
If the 3-pack tickets are purchased as gifts, the purchaserís name and address will be listed on each ticket as the purchaser. Once the purchaser receives the tickets they can decide who will receive the ticket as a gift. Remember: if one of the three tickets should win, it will have the purchaserís name and not the name of the person to whom it was given as a gift.
All three tickets will be issued in sequential order Ė no exceptions.
2) How many tickets are available in the lottery?
A total of 65,500 tickets are available - 63,000 tickets are for sale with another 2,500 tickets awarded as Early Bird Bonus tickets.
3) What is the total number of prizes? There are 4,834 prizes.
4) What is the total prize value? Total prize value is $2,655,878
5) What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning depend on the number of tickets sold. All inquiries, if any, on the odds of winning, are to be made to the licensee prior to the purchase of ticket(s). Odds are approximately 1 in 13.
6) Can I order a ticket online?
Yes tickets can be ordered online. Tickets must be ordered within the province of Ontario and you must be 18 years of age or older. If your internet service provider is located in the province of Ontario and you are 18 years of age or older, log on to www.dremaofalifetime.ca and follow the user-friendly directions.
- Complete the online order form
- Once your payment has been successfully cleared, you will receive notification by e-mail and a purchase confirmation number. This is not the official ticket number that will be entered in the draws.
- The official ticket will be mailed to you within 10-15 business days by KPMG.
Tickets will also be sold at Ottawa area branches of Scotiabank, CIBC, RBC Royal Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust and Banque Nationale. Tickets may also be purchased at the Dream Home at 110 Gray Willow Place starting Monday, September 17 or by calling the Dream Line at (613) 722-5437 or 1-877-562-5437. Tickets are also on sale at the CHEO gift shop and at the reception desk at the CHEO Foundation. The Lottery information brochure includes a mail in order form. You can purchase your ticket using VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Debit Card (at the Dream Home only) or cheques (not post dated). For security reasons, we do not accept cash for purchases at the Dream Home. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket with cash should visit any Ottawa area bank branch.
8) Are group purchases allowed?
Yes, group purchases are permitted however a maximum of three names will appear on the ticket. Group members must work out the details of payment and prize collection among themselves. The CHEO Foundation and KPMG will play no role in settling any disputes relating to group purchases. All prizes will be awarded in the name of the primary ticket holder which is the first name appearing on the ticket.
9) What are the deadlines for ticket sales?
Early Bird deadline is: Midnight, Friday, Nov. 16.
Final deadline is: Midnight, Friday, Dec. 14.
10) When and where will the winning tickets be drawn?
The Early Bird draw will consist of 2,501 draws beginning on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at KPMG LLP, 160 Elgin St., Suite 2000, Ottawa, Ontario starting at 10 a.m. where 2,500 tickets will be drawn, each receiving a bonus ticket worth $100. All 2,500 tickets will be returned to the drum prior to the Early Bird Grand Prize draw. On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 (1) ticket for the Early Bird Prize package worth $87,341 will be drawn at the offices of KPMG between 11 a.m. and noon. The draw will be shown during the CTV Ottawa News at Noon between noon and 1 p.m. Early Bird ticket sales deadline is midnight, Friday, November 16, 2012.
Each ticket purchased by the Early Bird deadline will be eligible for the Early Bird Grand Prize and only one bonus ticket. All tickets will be returned to the drum prior to the Early Bird Grand Prize draw.
The Final Draw will consist of 2,333 draws beginning on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the offices of KPMG LLP, 160 Elgin St., Suite 2000, Ottawa starting at 10 a.m. and will end on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 where the 2nd and 1st prizes will be drawn from lowest value to highest value between 11 a.m. and noon. The draw will be shown during the CTV Ottawa News at Noon between noon and 1 p.m. Each winning ticket will be re-entered in the draw. The final ticket sales deadline is midnight, Friday, December 14, 2012.
The non-televised Early Bird and Final draws will be conducted in the offices of KPMG. Six people will participate in the process: two stationed at the draw drum, two stationed with the prize listing book, and two entering data into separate computers which are connected to the lottery database.
The process will run as follows:
Person one selects a token and reads the number. They hand the token to Person two, who repeats the number. The token is then returned to the drum (the exception is for the bonus ticket draws; the tokens are returned to the drum after the last bonus ticket winner has been drawn). Person three writes the number in the prize listing book beside the listed prize. Person four verifies that the correct number has been recorded. Persons five and six enter the number into the lottery database.
For prizes with quantities of more than 36, the draw drum is spun after three pages have been completed in the prize listing book (approximately 36 numbers). The drum is spun at least three times. For prizes with quantities of less than 36, the draw drum is spun at least three times after the specific prize draws are completed. Person one does not look into the drum when drawing a token. They do not draw more than one token at a time. The general public is welcome to attend the draws.
11) How do I know if I am a winner and how do I claim my prize?
A list of Early Bird winning numbers will be printed in the Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit, Friday, December 21, 2012. Visit our web site at www.dreamofalifetime.ca as of 5 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012 to find out if you are an Early Bird winner. Winners of an extra ticket in the final draws will receive their ticket in the mail before the Final Draw date of January 9, 2013. The winner of the Early Bird Prize Package will be contacted by telephone by a representative of the CHEO Foundation.
For the final draws, winners will be notified in writing by KPMG LLP as to what they have won and where to claim their prize. Visit our web site at www.dreamofalifetime.ca as of 5 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 5 p.m. to find out if you are a winner. A list of winners will be printed in the Friday, January 11, 2013 issue of the Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit.
12) If I win the Early Bird Prize do I still qualify for the final draw?
Yes, all early bird prize winners qualify for the final draw.
13) Do I have a chance of winning more than one prize?
Yes, ticket holders have a chance of winning more than one prize.
14) If I win a prize do I have to accept it or can I substitute it for another item or cash?
Prizes must be accepted as awarded and must be claimed within one year after the draw date. No substitutions or cash alternatives will be permitted unless otherwise noted.
15) If I order my ticket today, when will I receive it?
You should receive your ticket within fifteen business days of purchase.
16) Is my lottery ticket tax deductible?
No, lottery ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
17) Who oversees the draws?
The professional services firm of KPMG LLP oversee the drawing of the tickets and the integrity of the procedures.
18) How are the proceeds from the lottery used?
Proceeds from the lottery are used for the purchase of equipment, conduct research and to improve the pediatric nature of the hospital.
19) How old do I have to be to purchase a ticket?
You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a ticket. Tickets may not be purchased in the name of a minor.
20) Can I purchase a ticket if I live in the province of Quebec or anywhere outside of Ontario?
Yes, but you must be physically within the province of Ontario when you place your order regardless of whether you are placing your order by phone, online, through the mail or in person. If you are ordering online, you and your internet service provider must be located in Ontario.
21) If I move after I purchase a ticket, how do I notify the lottery regarding my address change?
Changes to tickets must be submitted in writing either by fax or mail. The fax number is (613) 212-3771. The address is: CHEO Lottery, c/o KPMG, 160 Elgin St., Suite 2000, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2P8.
22) In addition to supporting the lottery how do I make a tax deductible donation to CHEO?
Call the main number at the CHEO Foundation to make your donation at (613)737-2780 or donate online at www.cheofoundation.com.
23) If I lost/never received my ticket am I still eligible for the draw? Do I need my ticket to collect my prize?
Yes, you are still eligible for the draw provided the ticket has been paid for in full before the final deadline date. You do not need your ticket to claim your prize. Photo identification will be required.
24) How do I get a complete list of winners?
Check the Ottawa Citizen and Le Droit on Friday, January 11, 2013.
25) How do I get on the Dream of a Lifetime mailing list?
Please contact Kim Leblanc by email at email@example.com
26) If I am buying a ticket for a group of people, can I put each person's name on the ticket?
A maximum of three names can appear on the ticket. If the group is larger, we suggest providing one name and the size of the group, e.g. Jane Doe + group of nine.
27) Can I request a specific ticket number?
No. Tickets will be assigned in sequence.
28) How can I be sure my ticket is in the draw?
The professional services firm of KPMG LLP ensures that all paid for tickets are in the draw.
QUESTIONS RE 1ST PRIZE
1) What hours is the home open to the public?
The Dream Home, located at 110 Gray Willow Place in Manotick opens to the public at noon on Monday, September 17th. Visiting hours are: 12-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. Ė 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
2) What is the square footage of the Dream Home?
The house is approximately 4,563 sq. ft.
3) What is the size of the lot?
Lot size is approximately ĺ of an acre.
4)What are the property taxes per year?
Property taxes are assessed by the city once the new owner takes possession of the home.
5) Do I have to live in the home for a year before I can sell it?
No, there is no restriction on selling the home immediately if that is your preference. Since the home is a lottery prize, there is no capital gains tax on the sale of the house unless you sell it for more than its market value at the time of the draw date. You may want to consult your accountant for tax implications if you sell it for more than the market value at the time of the draw.
6) What is included with the home?
The home comes completely furnished and landscaped. The lst place grand prize also includes:
- Minto Dream Home
- $100,000 Cash
- 2013 Lincoln MKZ AWD from Jim Keay Ford Lincoln (or $45,000 cash)
- House cleaning for a year from The Maids Home Services
- Groceries for a year from Farm Boy
7) What is the total value of the house and furnishings?
Total value of the house and furnishings is $1,476,000
7) Who decorated the home?
The home is decorated by Kiss Design Group and furnished by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.
8) Where can I get a list of where the paint, flooring, furniture, etc. was purchased?
Visit the Dream Home at 110 Gray Willow Place in Manotick.
9) When is the title of the house transferred to the winner's name?
The house title is transferred into the winnerís name on February 7, 2013.