Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DOES THE 50/50 ADD-ON WORK?

The 50/50 Add-On must be ordered in conjunction with your Home Lottery ticket. 50/50 Add-On tickets can be added on to your Home Lottery ticket at the following price points: Five for $25, or fifteen for $50 or twenty-five for $75. The Add-On purchase must take place at the time of the original order. Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original Health Care Foundation Home Lottery order date. The 50/50 Add-On prize value will depend on the nature of sales (the more 50/50 Add-Ons sold, the higher the value of the prize). The winner will take half the pot and the Health Care Foundation will take half. Visit hcfhomelottery.ca to watch the pot grow! The minimum payout to the winner is guaranteed to be at least $100,000.

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 Health Care Foundation Home Lottery ticket. 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets can be added on to your Health Care Foundation Home Lottery ticket at the following price points: Single for $25, three for $50, or six for $75. The Add-On purchase must take place at the time of the original order. Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original Health Care Foundation Home Lottery order date. The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar consists of 100 cash prizes of $1,000 to be given out daily starting July 15, 2021 until October 22, 2021.

HOW ARE THE WINNERS NOTIFIED?

All winners will be notified in writing by MNP LLP as to what they have won and how to claim their prize(s). It shall be the responsibility of a winner to license and insure vehicles from the time of their ownership. In the event that a winning ticket is held in more than one name, it is the responsibility of the primary ticket holder to share winning information with those parties. MNP LLP and the licensee will not enter into any correspondence related to these matters. A complete list of winners will be made available online at hcfhomelottery.ca. If all tickets are sold by the Bonus deadline, the list of winners will be published May 28, 2021. If tickets remain after the Bonus deadline, and if all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline, the list of winners will be published May 28, 2021. If tickets remain after the Early Bird deadline, the list of winners will be published June 25, 2021.

CAN SOMEONE WHO LIVES OUTSIDE OF NEWFOUNDLAND OR OVERSEAS BUY A TICKET?

Tickets must be purchased and mailed within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The lottery is intended for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT PICK UP MY PRIZE IN PERSON?

Arrangements may be made to have a prize shipped to you freight collect. Arrangements can also be made for someone else to claim your prize with your written approval.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS 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 are eligible to be entered for the respective draw(s). A minimum of one week is allowed between our ticket sales deadline and the draw date(s). 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 a 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 in for the next draw.

IS MY TICKET PURCHASE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

No. Tickets 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 A 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 sales of such goods, please seek professional counsel.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY PRIZE?

All prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the applicable draw date. After 90 days, a second draw must be made for any unclaimed prizes as outlined by the Digital Government and Service Newfoundland, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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 MUCH WILL THE HOSPITAL MAKE AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?

The projected profit of The Health Care Foundation is approximately $1 million. Proceeds will be used to fund a number of important patient care initiatives within the Health Care Foundation.

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 call MNP LLP directly at 1-866-764-7088.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?

The following, including their spouse and any related or dependent person residing in the same household, are prohibited from purchasing tickets: senior administrators and board members of the Health Care Foundation, and partners and employees of MNP LLP and its affiliates. Purchasers must be at least 19 years of age. Intended for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU COLLECT?

Personal information collected will be used for two purposes only; to fulfill your order and to notify you about future Health Care Foundation Home Lotteries. The Health Care Foundation does not sell, trade or lease your personal information. If you wish to be removed from our contact list, please call 1-866-764-7088 or email [email protected]

HOW DOES THE CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION AFFECT YOUR LOTTERIES?

The primary purpose for sending out Commercial Electronic messages (CEM) is to raise funds for our charity. Under CASL legislation, charities are considered exempt when sending CEMs for this purpose.

HOW CAN I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM YOUR EMAIL LIST?

You have the option to unsubscribe at any time by calling 1-866-764-7088 or emailing [email protected]

WHY DO I HAVE MORE THAN ONE BROCHURE MAILED TO MY HOUSE?

If you are a previous buyer, you will have received a marketing brochure providing an early opportunity to purchase tickets before public advertising begins. Once public advertising begins, a brochure is mailed to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. If you have received more than one brochure specifically addressed to you, this could be due to different names or different ways of recording the address used when previously purchasing tickets. If you would like to update/remove an address, please contact the lottery at 1-866-764-7088.

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 2020?

The net revenue from the Health Care Foundation Home lottery program in 2020 was approximately $1.2 million. Since 2008 the lotteries have raised over $10.6 million in net revenue (proceeds), which has been directed to health care at the Health Care Foundation. This money has gone directly to help strengthen care for patients at the Health Care Foundation hospitals, ensuring advanced health care in a number of necessary areas, including: mental health and addictions, diagnostic imaging, surgery, emergency services, long – term care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, cardiac care, and more.  All ticket purchase revenue from Health Care Foundation 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 properties 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 health care in Newfoundland and Labrador. All lottery expenses comply with the rules and regulations established by the governing body, Digital Government and Service Newfoundland, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.