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How much do the tickets cost?

Tickets are $100 each or three for $250. The following bundles are also available: five lottery tickets plus fifteen 50/50 tickets for $500; three lottery tickets plus fifteen 50/50 tickets for $300 or one lottery ticket plus fifteen 50/50 tickets for $150. Tickets can be ordered over the phone by calling the Dream Line at 613-722-KIDS or 1-877-562-KIDS or online at www.dreamofalifetime.ca. If your official lottery tickets are being delivered by mail you will receive them within approximately 15 business days from the time the order is placed. If your official lottery tickets are being delivered by email, they will arrive within five business days.

What are the deadlines for ticket sales?

  • Car, Camping or Cash: Midnight, Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Hooray $50K: Midnight, Friday, October 28, 2022
  • Early Bird: Midnight, Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Final: Midnight, Friday, December 16, 2022

How many tickets are available in the lottery?

A total of 150,000 tickets are available including 2,500 tickets awarded as Early Bird bonus tickets.

What is the total number of prizes?

There are 6,046 prizes to be awarded.

What is the total prize value?

The total prize value is $5,026,821

What if I do not want to live in the house? Can I transfer the house to someone else or sell the house?

There is no restriction on selling the home immediately after taking possession 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. You can also transfer the ownership of the home to someone else.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning are approximately 1 in 25. 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 CHEO Foundation prior to ordering ticket(s). By ordering the ticket, you agree to these odds.

How old do I have to be to order a ticket?

You must be 18 years of age or older to order a ticket. Tickets may not be ordered in the name of a minor. 

Can I order a ticket if I do not live in Ontario?

Anyone over age of 18 can order a ticket however you must be in Ontario when the ticket order is made online or by phone. It is also important to note that AGCO rules prohibit mailing tickets outside the province of Ontario. Any out of province residents that purchase a ticket must select e-mail as the delivery method of their ticket(s).

Can I take a tour and/or order a ticket in person at the Minto Dream Home?

Yes, starting Monday, September 12, 2022 you can take a tour of the Minto Dream Home located at 620 Winterset Road in Kanata and purchase a ticket in person at one of the kiosks or with the assistance of a CHEO Foundation staff member. Please note that a mask must be worn at all times in the Minto Dream Home.

How many names can I put on each ticket when I buy more than one? Why can they not be in separate names?

All tickets must be issued to the same person (same name and address) at the time of purchase. A maximum of three names can appear on the tickets and each name will appear on all tickets included in the transaction. The name(s) that appear on the tickets must be on the original order form. The tickets issued will match the original order form.

What times can I visit the Minto Dream Home?

The Minto Dream Home is open Monday to Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Can I order tickets as gift?

If tickets were ordered as a gift, the purchaser’s 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 tickets should win, it will have the purchaser’s name and not the name of the person to whom it was given as a gift. All tickets will be issued in sequential order – no exceptions.

Having the purchaser’s name on all tickets indicates who is legally responsible for the tickets and helps to ensure a clear audit trail of how many tickets have been sold.

It is up to the purchaser’s discretion to transfer any prizes won to the person(s) to whom they gave the ticket(s). The CHEO Foundation, Miratel Solutions Inc. and MNP LLP are not responsible for any disputes arising from a failure or refusal to transfer winnings and prizes, nor will they mediate or negotiate any settlement should a conflict arise.

Can I order a ticket online?

Yes, tickets can be ordered online at www.dreamofalifetime.ca. Tickets must be ordered within the province of Ontario and you must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the order. If you are 18 years of age or older, log on to www.dreamofalifetime.ca and follow the directions.

  • Complete the online order form.
  • Once your payment has been successfully cleared, you will receive a confirmation number by e-mail. This is not the official ticket number that will be entered in the draws.
  • If you reside in the province of Ontario and request that your ticket(s) be sent by mail, the official ticket will be mailed to you within 15 business days
  • If you request that your ticket(s) be sent by e-mail, the official ticket will be e-mailed to you within five business days.

I did not receive my confirmation number. Who can I contact?

Please contact the customer service line at 1 (888) 888-1787 or by email at cheodreamofalifetime@mnp.ca.

Where can I order a ticket?

Tickets may be ordered online at www.dreamofalifetime.ca or by calling the Dream Line at 613-722-KIDS or 1-877-562-KIDS starting Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12:01 am. You can order your ticket using VISA, Mastercard or American Express.

Can I pay in cash?

Cash purchases will not be accepted due to provincial restrictions. Tickets can be ordered online at www.dreamofalifetime.ca or by phone by calling 613-722-KIDS or 1-877-562-KIDS using: VISA, Mastercard or American Express.

I ordered a lottery ticket earlier but now I want to participate in the 50/50 draw. Where can I order a ticket?

Call the customer service line at 1 (888) 888-1787 or by email at cheodreamofalifetime@mnp.ca.

How does the Car, Camping or Cash draw work?

The Car, Camping or Cash prize draws will consist of 1 draw on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at the offices of MNP LLP, 3100 Steeles Ave., East, Suite 700, Markham ON LTR 8T3. One (1) ticket will be drawn for the Car, Camping or Cash prize package. The winner will have the option of choosing ONE of the following prizes: a 2023 Jayco Eagle 321 RSTS RV, a 2023 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring AWD 320 Hybrid or $110,000 cash.

 

All draws will be made using Random Number Generator (RNG) software under the supervision of MNP LLP. Draw records held by MNP LLP shall be deemed correct and final. There is no cash value. Prize is transferrable. All winning tickets will be eligible for all subsequent draws in the 2022 CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery. Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 to find out if you are a Car, Camping or Cash winner.


How does the Hooray $50K draw work?

The Hooray $50K draw will consist of five (5) draws on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the offices of MNP LLP, 3100 Steeles Ave., East, Suite 700, Markham ON LTR 8T3. Five (5) tickets will be drawn for a prize of $50,000 cash each. All draws will be made using Random Number Generator (RNG) software under the supervision of MNP LLP. Draw records held by MNP LLP shall be deemed correct and final. All winning tickets will be eligible for the subsequent draws in the 2022 Dream of a Lifetime Lottery. The deadline to order tickets eligible in the Hooray $50K draw is Friday, October 28, 2022.

Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 to find out if you are a winner in the Hooray $50K prize draw.


How does the Early Bird draw work?

The Early Bird draw will consist of 2,501 draws on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the offices of MNP LLP, 3100 Steeles Ave., East, Suite 700, Markham ON LTR 8T3 where 2,500 tickets will be drawn, each receiving a bonus ticket worth $100. All 2,500 bonus tickets will be eligible for the Early Bird Prize draw of $250,000 cash. Draws will be conducted at the offices of MNP LLP. All draws will be made using Random Number Generator (RNG) software under the supervision of MNP LLP. Draw records held by MNP LLP shall be deemed correct and final. The deadline to order Early Bird tickets is midnight, Friday, November 18, 2022.

Each ticket ordered by the Early Bird deadline will be eligible for the Early Bird Grand Prize and only one bonus ticket. All winning bonus tickets will be eligible for the Early Bird Grand Prize draw and all subsequent draws in the 2022 CHEO Dream of a Lifetime Lottery.


How are Early Bird winners notified?

Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 to find out if you are an Early Bird winner. Winners of a bonus ticket for the final draws will receive their ticket before the Final draw date of January 5, 2023 either by mail or by email depending on the preference indicated when the ticket(s) were ordered.


How does the Final Draw work?

The Final Draw will consist of multiple­­­­­­­­ draws on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at the offices of MNP LLP 3100 Steeles Ave., East, Suite 700, Markham ON LTR 8T3 where the prizes and 50/50 will be drawn from lowest value to highest value.  Each winning Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket will be re-entered in the draw immediately after they are recorded. The final deadline to order Dream of a Lifetime Lottery and 50/50 tickets is midnight, Friday, December 16, 2022.

Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca as of 5 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 to find out if you are a winner.

How are Final Draw winners notified?

For the final draws, winners will be notified in writing by MNP LLP as to what they have won and where to claim their prize. Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca on Friday, January 6, 2023 to find out if you are a winner in the Dream of a Lifetime Lottery.

How does the draw process take place?

Draws will be conducted at the offices of MNP LLP.  All draws will be made using Random Number Generator (RNG) software under the supervision of MNP LLP. Draw records held by MNP LLP shall be deemed correct and final.

Can I witness the draws in person?

The public is welcome to attend the draws. Please contact the offices of MNP LLP, at 3100 Steeles Ave., East, Suite 700, Markham ON LTR 8T3 to inquire if visits are permitted based on provincial restrictions.

Who do I call if there is an error on my ticket, I need to change a name/address or am unsure if I have already purchased a ticket?

To report errors, make changes or confirm a purchase, please contact the customer service line by calling 1 (888) 888-1787 or by email at: cheodreamofalifetime@mnp.ca.

If I win the Car, Camping or Cash, Hooray for $50K or Early Bird Prize do I still qualify for the Final Draw?

Yes, all prize winners qualify for the Final Draw.

Do I have a chance to win more than one prize?

Yes, ticket holders have a chance of winning more than one prize.

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.

If I order my ticket today, when will I receive it?

If you request to receive your ticket(s) by mail you should receive your ticket(s) within 15 business days. If you request to receive your ticket(s) by email, you should receive your ticket(s) within five business days.

Is my lottery ticket tax deductible?

Lottery ticket purchases are not tax deductible because there is a chance of winning a prize.

Who oversees the draws?

The professional services firm of MNP LLP will oversee the drawing of the tickets and the integrity of the procedures.

How are the proceeds from the lottery used?

Proceeds from the lottery are used to purchase equipment, conduct research, support programs and fund urgent needs at CHEO.

If I move after I order a ticket, how do I notify the lottery regarding my address change?

Changes to tickets must be submitted to the customer service line by calling 1 (888) 888-1787 or by email at: cheodreamofalifetime@mnp.ca.

In addition to supporting the lottery how do I make a tax-deductible donation to CHEO?

To make your donation by phone, call the main number for the CHEO Foundation: (613) 737-2780. You can also donate online at www.cheofoundation.com.

If I win a prize, will someone call me?

The following winners will receive a call informing them of the prize they have won: Car, Camping or Cash, Hooray $50K, Early Bird Prize, Grand Prize and the 50/50 Draw. All other prize winners will receive a letter from MNP LLP informing them what they have won and where to collect their prize.

If I lost/never received my ticket am I still eligible for the draws? Do I need my ticket to collect my prize?

Yes, you are still eligible for all draws provided the ticket has been paid for in full before the draws take place. You do not need your ticket to claim your prize. Photo identification will be required for those picking up their prize in person.

Where can I see a complete list of winners?

Check the website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca.

How can I have my name included on the Dream of a Lifetime mailing list?

Please contact Kim Leblanc by email at kleblanc@cheofoundation.com.

Can I request a specific ticket number?

No. Tickets will be assigned in sequence.

How can I be sure my ticket is in the draw?

The professional services firm of MNP LLP ensures that all tickets paid in full are in the draw.

How does a 50/50 draw work?

50/50 tickets are sold with the total proceeds divided evenly between the Dream of a Lifetime Lottery and the winner who is chosen by a random draw.

50/50 ticket orders will not be accepted without ordering a Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket. 50/50 tickets can be ordered in conjunction with Dream of a Lifetime Lottery tickets or at any time before the final deadline with proof of a Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket order receipt number. If you want to order a 50/50 ticket at another time than the original ticket order you must contact the customer service line by calling 1 (888) 888-1787 or by email at: cheodreamofalifetime@mnp.ca. Should an original Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket order become invalid, any and all 50/50 tickets associated with the original Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket order will become invalid as a direct result.

50/50 tickets can be ordered as follows: One (1) for $10, 5-pack for $25, or 15-pack for $50. The following bundles are also available: five lottery tickets plus fifteen 50/50 tickets for $500; three lottery tickets plus fifteen 50/50 tickets for $300 or one lottery ticket plus fifteen 50/50 tickets for $150.The total tickets available in the 50/50 draw will be unlimited. All 50/50 tickets must contain the same purchaser information with up to a maximum of three names and will be mailed to the primary ticket holder whose name appears first on the ticket.

One (1) ticket will be drawn in the 50/50 portion of the Dream of a Lifetime Lottery Final Draw. The total value of the prize drawn is dependent on the total number of tickets sold. 

The 50/50 ticket will be drawn at the offices of MNP LLP 3100 Steeles Ave., East, Suite 700, Markham ON LTR 8T3 on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Dream Home

Where is the Minto Dream Home located?

 The Minto Dream Home is located at 620 Winterset Road, Kanata, Ontario. The Minto Dream Home will be open to the public beginning Monday, September 12, 2022.

 Tickets can be ordered online www.dreamofalifetime.ca or by calling 613-722-KIDS or 1-877-562-KIDS using: VISA, Mastercard or American Express.

 

What is the square footage of the Minto Dream Home?

The house is approximately 4,658 square feet.

 

What is the size of the lot?

The house is on a premium 43-foot lot that sides and backs onto the protected greenspace of Paine Pond and the Carp River and muti-use pathways.

What are the property taxes per year?

Property taxes are assessed by the City of Ottawa once the new owner takes possession of the home.

What if I do not want to live in the house or want to transfer the house to someone else or sell the house?

There is no restriction on selling the home immediately after taking possession 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. You can also transfer the ownership of the home to someone else.

 

What is included in the Grand Prize?

The home comes completely furnished and landscaped. The Grand Prize includes:

 

Fully furnished Minto Dream Home

$100,000 cash

2022 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Supercrew 302A from Donnelly Ford Lincoln (or $75,000 in cash)

Bi-weekly house cleaning for a year from ATC Cleaning (value $10,576.80)

W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd. Gas Card (value $5,000)

$5,000 gift card from Farm Boy

Moving services from Adam’s Moving (value $2,500)

Legal services from Mann Lawyers LLP (value $2,034)

 

Who decorated the home?

The home is decorated by Tanya Collins Design and furnished by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.

 

Where can I get a list of where the paint, flooring, furniture, etc. was purchased?

You can request a list of vendors who supplied materials to the Minto Dream Home by emailing Sarah Larstone at the CHEO Foundation: slarstone@cheofoundation.com.

 

When is the title of the house transferred to the winner’s name?

The house title is transferred into the winner’s name on Sunday, January 29, 2023.

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