Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
- 1,008 prizes will be awarded — Valued at over $1.4 Million!
- Chances of winning a prize are 1 in 35.
$1.1 Million Grand Prize Showhome Plus $15,000 Cash
- 9 Ocean’s Edge Drive, St. Phillip’s.
- Fully furnished, professionally decorated & landscaped
- Custom built by Rockwood Homes
- Showhome Hours
- Monday to Friday: 5:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m
- Weekends: Noon to 6:00 p.m
- Holidays: Noon to 9:30 p.m
Early Bird Prize
- 2018 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible, or $70,000 Cash!
HOW DOES THE 50/50 ADD-ON WORK?
The 50/50 Add-On MUST be ordered in conjunction with either a single, 3-pack, 5-pack Home Lottery Ticket and must be purchased at the same time. A 50/50 Add-On order will not be accepted after the original order. The 50/50 draw will take place either on June 12 or June 26 depending on when the Main Lottery sells out, ie; Early Bird or the Final Deadline, whichever is applicable.
Single 50/50 - $10 each
5-pack 50/50 - $25 each
15-pack 50/50 - $50 each
HOW DOES THE 100 DAYS OF WINNING CASH CALENDAR ADD-ON WORK?
The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On must be ordered in conjunction with your Home Lottery ticket. 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets can be added on to your Home Lottery ticket in the following price points: Single for $25, three for $50, or six for $75. The Add-On must take place at the time of the original order – Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original Home Lottery order date.
The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar consists of 100 cash prizes of $1,000 to be given away daily, from July 1 through to October 8, 2018.
WHEN ARE THE DRAWS?
Bonus Deadline: Midnight, May 4, 2018
Bonus Draw: May 15, 2018
Early Bird Deadline: Midnight, June 1, 2018
50/50 & Cash Calendar Draws: June 12, 2018*
Early Bird Draw: June 12, 2018*
Final Sales Deadline: Midnight, June 15, 2018
50/50 & Cash Calendar Draws: June 26, 2018**
Final Draw: June 26, 2018**
*In the event all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline of midnight, May 4, all preliminary draws (with the exception of the top prize) would be completed on June 12 at the offices of Deloitte LLP located at 5 Springdale Street, Suite 1000, St. John’s NL. The first draw would be for the Early Bird prize, followed by draws for all remaining prizes in order of ascending retail value beginning with the prizes of least retail value. The top valued prize draw would be made on June 13, 2018, and announced on NTV.
**IF ALL TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD PRIOR TO THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE:
In the event tickets remain after the Early Bird deadline, only the Early Bird draw would be made on June 13 and an announcement would be made later that day on NTV. Ticket sales would continue until the final sales deadline of midnight, June 15, 2018.
All remaining preliminary draws (with the exception of the top valued prize) would be completed on June 26 at the offices of Deloitte LLP, located at 5 Springdale Street, Suite 1000, St. John’s NL. Draws would proceed in order of retail value beginning with the prizes of least retail value. The top valued prize draw would be made on June 27, 2018, and announced on NTV.
HOW ARE THE WINNERS NOTIFIED?
All winners are notified in writing by Deloitte LLP. The letter explains what they have won and how to claim their prize. A complete list of the top winners will be posted online at HCFHomeLottery.ca . If all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline of June 1, 2018, the winners’ list will be published on June 20, 2018. If tickets remain after the Early Bird deadline, the winners’ list will be published on July 4, 2018.
CAN SOMEONE WHO LIVES OUTSIDE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR OR OVERSEAS BUY A TICKET?
Tickets must be purchased and mailed within the province. This lottery is intended for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT PICK UP MY PRIZE IN PERSON?
Arrangements can be made to have a prize shipped to you. Arrangements can also be made for someone else to claim your prize with your written approval.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A "BAD" PAYMENT WAS MADE FOR A TICKET (I.E. NSF CHEQUE)?
Only tickets that have been paid for and/or have been verified as paid for are eligible to be entered for the respective draw(s).
More than one week is allowed between our ticket sales deadlines and the date of the draws. This time period allows for all forms of payment to be verified and processed. If for any reason a payment is returned, the ticket will be deemed invalid if payment cannot be made prior to the draw.
IF I WIN, IS MY TICKET STILL IN FOR OTHER DRAWS?
Yes, after each draw, including the Bonus and Early Bird Draws, the winner is recorded and the ticket number goes back for the next draw.
IS MY TICKET PURCHASE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
No. Ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY PRIZE AS IS OR CAN I JUST TAKE THE CASH?
Prizes must be accepted as awarded. There are no cash substitutes unless otherwise stated. Prizes are transferable.
IF I WIN THE HOUSE DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN IT OR CAN I SELL IT?
Once a home is awarded to a winner, they do not have to move in. Any prize can be sold if the winner wishes to do so. The title for a home may be registered in anyone’s name.
ARE LOTTERY WINNINGS TAXABLE?
Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada. For further details regarding the sale of such goods, winners should be advised to seek professional counsel.
IF I WIN A VACATION BUT CANNOT TRAVEL CAN I JUST TAKE THE CASH?
No, although travel prizes ARE TRANSFERABLE so you may give it to someone else.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY PRIZE?
All prizes must be claimed within ninety (90) days of the applicable draw date.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?
Purchasers must be at least 19 years of age.
ARE THE PRIZES DONATED?
No, all prizes are purchased by the Health Care Foundation using the tender process.
HOW CAN MY CHANCES OF WINNING REALLY BE 1 IN 35?
Each ticket is entered in the lottery for ALL draws. There are 1,008 prizes and only 34,450 tickets available. 1 chance in 34,450 tickets x 1,008 draws equates to 1 chance in 35.
HOW MUCH WILL THE FOUNDATION MAKE AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?
The projected profit is approximately $1,000,000. Proceeds will go to purchasing state-of-the art medical equipment, investment into vital research, providing educational opportunities and to help keep patients and their families comfortable through the Comfort in Care program.
INQUIRIES REGARDING TICKET PURCHASE (i.e. I have not received my official ticket in the mail; There is a spelling or address error on my official ticket; etc.)
For inquiries regarding the status of tickets already purchased please forward the message to Deloitte LLP and they will return the purchasers call. If the purchaser wishes, they may call Deloitte LLP directly at: 1.866.764.7088.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?
The following people and their immediate families are excluded from purchasing tickets: Health Care Foundation Board Members, Honorary Trustees, Foundation staff, and partners and employees of Deloitte LLP and its affiliates. Purchasers must be at least 19 years of age. The lottery is intended for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU COLLECT?
Personal information collected will be used to fulfill ticket orders, provide information on our future lotteries, contact prize winners and publicize the names of prize winners. The Health Care Foundation Home Lottery does not sell, trade or lease your personal information. If purchasers wish to be removed from our contact list, they may call 1.866.992.1899. Winners consent to the use of their name and photograph by the licensee for publicity purposes.
HOW DOES THE NEW CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION AFFECT YOUR LOTTERIES?
The primary purpose for sending our Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) is to raise funds for our charity. Under the CASL legislation charities are considered exempt when sending CEM’s for this purpose.
HOW CAN I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM YOUR EMAIL LIST
You have the option to unsubscribe at any time by calling 1.866.992.1899 or emailing email@example.com
HOW IS PURCHASING A TICKET DIFFERENT THAN MAKING A DONATION?
Lotteries are a ticket purchase in a game of chance and under the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines no tax receipt can be offered. In every facet of our business, we approach fundraising and lottery events in the same manner—to be as cost-effective and as successful as we can possibly be in order to elevate health care for the people in the community we serve.
HOW MUCH MONEY DID THE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION RECEIVE FROM THE LOTTERIES IN 2017?
The net revenue from the Health Care Foundation Home Lottery programs in 2017 was approximately $650,000. Since 2009, the lotteries have raised over $6.5 million in net revenue (proceeds), which has been directed to adult health care at Eastern Health.
All ticket purchase revenue from Hospital Home Lotteries is directed to the Health Care Foundation. The Health Care Foundation then pays for the expenses associated to running the lotteries, which includes the purchase of grand prize showhomes and other prizes, marketing, call centre support, insurance and licenses. The Health Care Foundation carefully examines balancing the risk and reward of running each lottery in its goal to raise significant funds to advance adult health care in Newfoundland and Labrador.