With stagnant wages and inflating home prices, housing affordability across Canada is increasingly unattainable — and this is particularly the case in the big cities.
So why not try your luck with a home lottery? Many of these lotteries in this list compiled by Zolo benefit health-oriented charities, so it is all for a good cause:
When you buy a ticket to Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery, you are ensuring that over 5,600 children and youth have access to healthy relationships.
They are behind many of the groups and charities that operate in Sudbury are the Kinsmen. The lottery proceeds help to keep this work going.
Since 1985, they have flown over 36,000 missions across Western Canada to provide critical care services to people in life or death situations.
Over 700 kids are part of Miramichi Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys & Girls Club programs, where they find a safe environment to grow and build confidence.
Since the Dream Cottage campaign began, the lottery has given away 24 Dream Cottages. Over the years, winners have taken their cottages all over Prince Edward Island.
Each year, net income from the lottery helps purchase medical equipment, aids doctors and clinical staff, and empowers mental health programs and research.
The 2018 dream home, built by Minto Homes, offered more than 5,000-sq-feet of exceptional living space decorated by Tanya Collins Design.
The 2018 dream home, built by Mattamy Homes, offered close to 3,500 sq. ft. of custom floor space elegantly decorated by the Decorators Corner team.
Contributions through the lottery help make a difference in the health and wellness of the patients at Saskatoon’s three hospitals.
For the past 31 years, the people of Thunder Bay have supported the Rotary House Lottery and, as a result, have given back over $5 million to the community.
Tickets sold in the QEII draw helps raise more than $2 million to support priority programs and equipment at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.
The Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon has made it their mission to provide direct funding to multiple health and wellness initiatives.
For more than 30 years, Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery has raised money to help the Hospitals of Regina to provide patient care and treatment.
The net income from the lottery is given to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the form of research grants. Since 1996, the lotteries have raised over $386 million.
St. Boniface Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital serve almost 1 million patients annually. Lottery funds help support these services.