Frequently Asked Questions

 

How can tickets be purchased?

Within Alberta please call: 1-877-483-8832
Call Centre Hours 7 Days a Week 8AM to 11PM

Order by mail to:
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home #37
PO. Box 1800, Station Main
Edmonton, AB, T5J 2P2

Order online at:
www.bigbrothershomelottery.org

Order in person:
Starting January 15, 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Riverdale Office, 10135 – 89 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1P6Hours: M-F 9AM to 5PM

Starting January 15, 2018 – Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters McCauley Office, 9425 109A Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1G1
Hours: M-F 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Starting January 15, 2018 – Dream Homes #82 and #84 Enchanted Way, St. Albert
Hours M-Th 4-8PM
Friday Closed
Sat/Sun./Holiday Mondays 12 Noon to 5PM

What is the mailing address to purchase tickets?

Please send mail to:
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home #37
P.O. Box 1800, Station Main
Edmonton, AB T5J 2P2

 

What methods of payment are accepted?

Cheque, money order, Visa, MasterCard. Cash purchases and debit card purchases are also available at the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters offices and the Dream Home showhomes.

What are the Dream Home Lottery ticket prices?

1 ticket for $25

4 tickets for $60

10 tickets for $100

30 tickets for $200

How many Dream Home Lottery tickets are available in total?

Total tickets available are 21,000 @ $25; 21,000 sets @ 4 for $60; 15,000 sets @ 10 for $100 and 4,000 sets at 30/$200 for a total of 375,000 tickets.

What is Win 50?

It is a 50-50 style draw, where the money received in ticket sales by May 7th, 2018 is divided between the winner and the charity.

Can I buy one or the other or both?

You can buy either ticket or both Dream Home and Win 50 tickets. Your Dream Home ticket enters you in the draw to win the Dream Home and Bonus prizes, and your Win 50 ticket enters you in the draw to win half the cash.

What are the Win 50 ticket prices?

1 ticket for $5

10 tickets for $25

30 tickets for $50

How many Win 50 tickets are available in total?

Total tickets available are 10,000 tickets @ $5 each; 20,000 sets @ 10 for $25; 9,000 sets @ 30 for $50 for a total of 480,000 tickets.

What is the Win 50 prize?

There will be a minimum guaranteed payout of $200,000 or 50% of ticket sales up to $500,000 (whichever is greater).

How long will it take to receive the ticket in the mail?

Please allow 3 – 4 weeks.

How and when will the winners be notified of what they have won?

Winners will be contacted via telephone immediately following the draw. Winner names will be published in Metro Edmonton and on this website within the week following each draw.

How many prizes can be won in the Dream Home Lottery?

Thirty Six prizes are available!

Grand Prize: Your choice between two Million Dollar Dream Homes & $150,000 Cash (total value $1,200,000)

Deadline: May 7, 2018

Draw Date: May 28, 2018

Loyalty Prize:  $50,000 Cash

Deadline: January 12, 2018

Draw Date: January 26, 2018

Early Bird #1: $30,000 Cash

Cut-off for tickets: January 26, 2018

Draw Date: February 23, 2018

Early Bird #2: $20,000 Cash

Cut-off for tickets: February 16, 2018

Draw Date: March 2, 2018

Early Bird #3: 30 prizes of $1,000 each

Cut-off for tickets: March 30, 2018

Draw Date: April 13, 2018

Early Bird #4: $10,000 Cash

Cut-off for tickets: April 20, 2018

Draw Date:  May 4, 2018

Can we visit the Dream Home?

Yes. The Dream Street Homes opens to the public on Saturday, January 13, 2018

They are located at #82 and #84 Enchanted Way, St. Albert, AB

The hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; 12 noon – 5 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only.

How many years has this lottery been active?

31 years.

What is the total retail value of all prizes?

$1,290,000.00

Who is the project manager?

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area

10135 – 89 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1P6

Phone 780.424.8181, Fax 780.426.6689

What are the licence numbers?

Dream Home #38 Lottery
Licence #470176

What is the Win 50 Lottery
Licence # 470177

Who is responsible for ticket distribution and draw control?

Stride Management, Calgary, Alberta (Phone 1.403.508.7313).

Is the ticket tax deductible / do you get a tax receipt?

The ticket is not tax deductible and no tax receipt is issued as per Canadian Revenue Agency Rules and Regulations.

Who cannot purchase tickets?

Members of the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Governance Committee and paid staff of Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area Society and their spouses, along with the staff of Stride Management, are not permitted to purchase or accept Dream Home Lottery tickets on the agency’s Dream Home Lottery.

Can tickets be put in the name of a corporation or business?

Yes. Should the ticket be a winner, the prize will be awarded to the corporation or business.

When ordering on-line, do I get a reference number?

Only if you have included your e-mail address.  Tickets will be mailed out within 3-4 weeks.

Can I choose a specific ticket number?

No. Ticket numbers are consecutive and computer generated.

How many names can be put on a ticket?

In the event that a winning ticket stub has more than one name on it, the licensed charity shall award the prize to the first name of all individuals identified on the ticket. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brother Big Sisters and the AGLC are not responsible for any disputes which may arise between the different individuals whose names appear on the ticket stub. Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters will not add the name of a person under 18 years of age on any ticket.

What happens if I lose my ticket or I can’t find it?

You do not need your ticket to claim your prize. We have all the necessary information to verify the winner. Your name, address & phone number are recorded in the database along with your ticket number. If you have the winning ticket number, you will be contacted by phone. If we cannot speak to you in person, you will receive your prize letter to claim your prize. Photo identification is required to claim your prize.

Where do proceeds from the Dream Home #38 lottery go?

Proceeds from our Dream Home & Win50 Lotteries contribute to the provision of safe places for kids to be after school and caring, supportive mentoring relationships. You are helping to change the lives of children in our community and build brighter futures. Our sincere thanks for your support. For more information on the use of funds, please contact Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters at 780.424.8181.