Partnership and Two Houses Part of Big Changes Marking 25th Anniversary of Dream Home Lottery

For the first time in history, proceeds of the Dream Home Lottery will support both Bluewater Health Foundation and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Foundation. This historical partnership and anniversary milestone is marked by the expansion of the Lottery prize board, estimated at over $1 million, which includes two houses up for grabs: one in Sarnia and one in Petrolia.

“On behalf of both Bluewater Health Foundation and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Foundation, I am thrilled to be able to announce the big changes we have underway for the 25th anniversary of the Dream Home Lottery,” says Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation. “We’re so excited for the community to see what we have in store, all in the name of raising funds for our community hospital, Bluewater Health.”

The Sarnia home, built by Stelobrook Homes and decorated by Brush Strokes Interiors, is located at 564 Franco Ave. in the Rapids Parkway and is valued at over $668,000. The Petrolia home, built by Sepe Construction and decorated by D. Janzen Interiors, is located at 304 Sunset Crt., and is valued at over $540,000. Each home also has an increased alternate cash option. Both homes will once again be fully VisitAble.

New this year is the addition of a third early bird prize, a 330i xDrive Black Sapphire Metallic Sedan BMW (or $30,000 cash option), provided by Sarnia BMW with a value of over $59,000. The remainder of the prize board includes additional cash prizes and more. Other earlybird prizes include an all-inclusive Mexico vacation donated in part by SellOff Vacations, Sunwing and RIU Hotels and Resorts, and two jewellery and cash prizes donated in part by Crowley's Fine Jewellery.

Finally, a new website will allow for the addition of a 50/50 draw and the ability to purchase tickets online individually and in packs.

“We wanted to be able to make purchasing tickets as convenient and easy as possible,” says Alexander. “Moving the sale of tickets online, coupled with an expanded prize board, seemed like a natural next step in the lottery and will allow us to better compete with some of the bigger lotteries in Southwestern Ontario, which is a big win for our community hospital.”

The Dream Home Lottery has raised over $7 million dollars for Sarnia-Lambton’s community hospital, Bluewater Health, over the past 24 years.

Tickets go on sale October 1, with full lottery details, including prize board and house information, to come at that time. To sign up to receive lottery updates, including when tickets go on sale, visit the new Dream Home Lottery website at License #11022. 50/50 Add On License #11079.