Dream Home Lottery tickets 87% sold, first early bird winner announced

Tickets for Bluewater Health Foundation’s Dream Home Lottery are 87% sold. Out of the 8,500 available for purchase, under 1,100 remain.

“We’re ahead of where we were last year, both in terms of ticket sales and visitors to the Dream Home during open houses,” says Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation. “We’re blown away with the enthusiasm our community has shown for this year’s home.”

The first early bird prize winner was announced today at noon in the Foundation office. Lindsay Ewart of Corunna, Ontario, ticket number 0102, was drawn as the winner of an all-inclusive vacation for two to Negril, Jamaica donated in part by SellOff Vacations and Sunwing Airlines.

A second early bird prize - a diamond bracelet donated by Crowley’s Fine Jewellery and $2,000 cash - will be drawn on February 14, with a purchase deadline of February 10 at midnight. The final deadline to get in for the grand prize and 62 cash prize draws is set for February 24, 2019 or until sold out. The grand prize, in addition to 62 cash prizes, will be drawn in the Atrium at Bluewater Health at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1.

Open houses continue to run every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. until Sunday, February 24.

This year’s home, which formally opened on October 1 of last year, is located at 444 Lucas Ave. in the Rapids Parkway area in Sarnia. The home, valued at $717,004.63 and includes furniture, electronics and appliances, is the largest prize board in the history of the lottery, and was built by Stelobrook Homes and furnished and decorated by Brush Strokes Interiors.

Funds raised from this year’s lottery will support the purchase of two new mammography machines for Bluewater Health.

Tickets are $100 each and are still available by phone or in person at the following locations: Bluewater Health Foundation, CEEH of Bluewater Health (Petrolia), Dream Home open houses, Shoppers Drug Mart locations, Hogan Pharmacy (Petrolia), Poppies at Bluewater Health.

For more information regarding the Dream Home Lottery, including lottery dates, deadlines and specifics, visit bwhf.ca. License #10058.