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Here are 35 ways to win a dream home in Canada in 2019

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Daily Hive Staff Mar 01, 2019 3:46 pm 2,780

With stagnant wages and inflating home prices, housing affordability across Canada is increasingly unattainable — and this is particularly the case in the big cities.

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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:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Dream Home Lottery (AB)

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.

  • Start Date: January 12, 2019
  • End Date: October 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $25
  • Grand Prize: One of two Dream Homes (each worth $1.2-million)

Sudbury Kinsman Showcase Sweepstakes (ON)

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.

  • Start Date: August 15, 2019
  • End Date: November 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Showcase home from Zulich Homes valued at $799,706

Saskatchewan Stars Lottery (SK)

Since 1985, they have flown over 36,000 missions across Western Canada to provide critical care services to people in life or death situations.

  • Start Date: March 15, 2019
  • End Date: July 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $60
  • Grand Prize: Two Grand Prizes worth over $3.2 million: 1 x Furnished Showhome in Regina & 1 x Furnished Showhome in Saskatoon

Win Dream Cottage Lottery (NB)

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.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: July 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $25 (with Tag + $5)
  • Grand Prize: Dream Cottage or $65,000 if ticket has Tag. Lessor cash prize option of $55,000 if no Tag played

Big Brothers & Big Sisters Dream Cottage Lottery (PEI)

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.

  • Start Date: June 15, 2019
  • End Date: August 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $37
  • Grand Prize: Dream Cottage worth $130,000 (plus extras if purchased)

New Brunswick Hospital Home Lottery (NB)

Each year, net income from the lottery helps purchase medical equipment, aids doctors and clinical staff, and empowers mental health programs and research.

  • Start Date: July 15, 2019
  • End Date: November 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: $1 million grand prize plus $100,000 cash

CHEO – Dream of a Lifetime lottery (ON)

The 2018 dream home, built by Minto Homes, offered more than 5,000-sq-feet of exceptional living space decorated by Tanya Collins Design.

  • Start Date: September 15, 2019
  • End Date: December 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Minto Dream Home worth over $2,300,000

Kitchener Conestaga Rotary Dream Home Lottery (ON)

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.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: June 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $120
  • Grand Prize: A dream home valued at $1.1 million dollars.

Saskatoon Hospital Home Lottery (SK)

Contributions through the lottery help make a difference in the health and wellness of the patients at Saskatoon’s three hospitals.

  • Start Date: January 15, 2019
  • End Date: March 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: $1.3 million grand prize showhome PLUS $50,000 cash.

Fort William Rotary Home Lottery (ON)

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.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: June 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: A dream home valued at $546,143.

QEII Home Lottery (NS)

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.

  • Start Date: January 15, 2019
  • End Date: May 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Show Home valued plus $100,000 cash and a Cottage plus $30,000 cash

Saskatchewan Kinsman Home Lottery (SK)

The Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon has made it their mission to provide direct funding to multiple health and wellness initiatives.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: June 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Showhome Plus $50,000 Cash

Hospitals of Regina Foundation Home Lottery (SK)

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.

  • Start Date: February 15, 2019
  • End Date: April 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: $1.1 million grand prize showhome in Regina, SK plus $30,000 in cash

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery (ON)

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.

  • Start Date: January 15, 2019
  • End Date: April 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Fully furnished showhome (2018 home value was $4.7-million) plus an car (2018 car value was: $220,909.35) plus $1-million in cash. Total Grand Prize Value just over $6-million.

Tri Hospital Dream Lottery (MB)

St. Boniface Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and Children’s Hospital serve almost 1 million patients annually. Lottery funds help support these services.

  • Start Date: March 15, 2019
  • End Date: July 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Choose one of four new homes or take $1.1-million in cash

St. Boniface Mega Millions (MB)

A Mega Million Choices Lottery ticket helps St. Boniface Hospital raise vital funds for research and equipment and treat thousands of Manitobans every year.

  • Start Date: January 15, 2019
  • End Date: March 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Choose one of five custom homes or take $1.1-million in cash

HSC Millionaire Lottery (MB)

Health Sciences Centre is Manitoba’s flagship hospital with specialized support for trauma, neurosurgery, burn, transplant, and psychiatric health.

  • Start Date: September 15, 2019
  • End Date: November 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: 6 Grand prize options (choice of one of five homes or $1.1-million in cash)

Children’s Hospital Lottery (AB)

By supporting the Children’s Hospital Lottery, you are helping 97,000 kids who rely on the Hospital every year, to receive the very best care possible

  • Start Date: May 15, 2019
  • End Date: July 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $50
  • Grand Prize: Show home valued at $1.2-million

Calgary Stampede Lottery (AB)

For over 60 years, the Calgary Stampede Lottery has helped the Calgary Stampede, The Rotary Club of Calgary South and the Kinsmen Club of Calgary.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: July 15, 2019
  • Tickets: a single package for $69
  • Grand Prize: Dream home package valued at over $1,037,000

PNE Prize Home Lottery (BC)

The revenue raised through the PNE Prize Home Lottery supports a variety of non-revenue producing programs spanning agriculture, community, and arts.

  • Start Date: June 15, 2019
  • End Date: September 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 2 tickets for $25
  • Grand Prize: Grand prize home package

Prince George Hospice Society Dream Home Lottery (BC)

The Dream Home Lottery is the Society’s most important annual fundraiser and supports the palliative care services and programs they offer to the Prince George community.

  • Start Date: August 15, 2019
  • End Date: October 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: One of six dream home choices or $2.7 million cash.

Medicine Hat Kinsmen Club Lottery (AB)

The Kinsmen Club of Medicine Hat is involved in many projects, including helping create and maintain some of the best parks and sports facilities in the city.

  • Start Date: December 15, 2018
  • End Date: March 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Home valued at $500,000

The Kinsmen Club Dream Home Lottery (AB)

The money raised from the lottery stays within the community, whether it’s one of the many playgrounds, arenas, Discovery Kanyon, or Library Link.

  • Start Date: September 15, 2019
  • End Date: December 31, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $100
  • Grand Prize: New home in Red Deer, AB, built by True-Line Homes worth almost $751,000 CDN

Hometown Heroes Lottery (BC)

The Hometown Heroes Lottery offers multiple big-ticket prizes and every ticket changes a life. When you play, you’re supporting the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.

  • Start Date: May 15, 2019
  • End Date: July 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 3 packs for $75
  • Grand Prize: Grand prize is a choice between $2.1-million cash or a brand new home a number of locations in BC

Kamloops Y Dream Home Lottery (BC)

The Y Dream Home raises money to enable kids and families who need financial assistance to participate in Y programs such as summer camps, swimming lessons, and other activities.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: June 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: Dream Home valued at just under $655,000

Spruce Kings Home Show (BC)

Only 11,000 tickets are printed at a price of $125 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds goes to support the Prince George, BC Spruce Kings Junior Hockey Team.

  • Start Date: October 15, 2018
  • End Date: April 30, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $125
  • Grand Prize: Dream Home valued at $710,000

Red Deer Hospital Lottery (AB)

The 2018 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home, designed by Sorento Custom Homes, combined classic design with modern luxury.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: June 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $35
  • Grand Prize: Dream Home package worth just under $875,000

Dream Life Lottery (AB)

Purchase of DreamLife tickets could mean a life-changing win. But well before that, you’re already changing lives.

  • Start Date: June 15, 2019
  • End Date: October 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: $2.1-million dream home in Edmonton, AB

Mighty Millions (AB)

The province-wide lottery supports kids from backyards across Alberta who rely on the expert care only the Stollery Children’s Hospital can provide.

  • Start Date: April 15, 2019
  • End Date: November 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 ticket for $100
  • Grand Prize: $2.4-million Showhome + $100,000 in cash

Calgary Hospital Home Lottery (AB)

Only 110,000 tickets are printed for this Alberta home lottery. Proceeds go to hospitals supported by the Calgary Health Trust.

  • Start Date: December 1, 2018
  • End Date: March 12, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $100
  • Grand Prize: $1.5m Dream Home

Foothills Hospital Home Lottery (AB)

A portion of proceeds from the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery goes to support the Calgary Health Trust, which helps to establish and grow treatment programs.

  • Start Date: January 25, 2019
  • End Date: April 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $100
  • Grand Prize: $2.4m Dream Home

BC Children’s Hospital (BC)

Lottery ticket purchases have a tremendous impact on BC Children’s Hospital’s research programs, which deliver direct benefits to children in BC.

  • Start Date: June 15, 2019
  • End Date: October 15, 2019
  • Tickets: 3 packs for $100
  • Grand Prize: Choose 1 of 6 dream homes or $2.2-million in cash

Dream Home Lottery (AB)

Every ticket purchase will help make dreams a reality for local charities and programs supported by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

  • Start Date: December 28, 2018
  • End Date: April 24, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $100
  • Grand Prize: $1.5m Dream Home

Full House Lottery (AB)

Every dollar raised from every ticket sold goes to support Alberta patients at the Royal Alex and University Hospitals.

  • Start Date: February 15, 2019
  • End Date: May 10, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $100
  • Grand Prize: $2.2 Million Dream Home

STARS Lottery (AB)

Five times a day, STARS helicopters take to the sky to bring skilled medical crews to Albertans in need.

  • Start Date: December 1, 2018
  • End Date: March 12, 2019
  • Tickets: 1 for $25
  • Grand Prize: Choose 1 of 4 Grand Prizes (total value of $3.3-million CDN)
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