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Dream big and help the little ones at CHEO - CHEO’s Dream of a Lifetime Lottery unveils its exciting prize packages!
September 15, 2014 - OTTAWA – The 2014 Dream of a Lifetime Lottery is now under way offering more incredible prizes than ever before, including the return of the popular 50/50 Cash Draw.

Today marked the launch of the lottery which supports the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario at the glorious Minto Dream Home in Manotick. The home is the crown jewel of the grand prize package valued at $1.7 million. In all, it boasts the fully furnished and decorated Minto Dream Home with its furnishings by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, $100,000 in cash, a 2015 Cadillac ATS Luxury from Myers Automotive Group, house cleaning for a year from The Maids Home Services, and $5,000 in groceries from Farm Boy.

The second prize is worth over $166,000 and includes $100,000 cash, a 2015 Hyundai Genesis from Myers Automotive Group, a seven-day Eastern or Western Caribbean cruise for two from Destination Anywhere, and a $10,000 gift certificate from Jubilee Fine Jewelers.

To be eligible for the amazing Early Bird Package valued at over $94,000, tickets must be purchased by midnight, November 14, 2014. This package includes $50,000 cash, a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta from Myers Automotive Group, an Ottawa Senators Flex 40 package in the 100 level and a trip for two to the Paradisus Palma Real Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from Marlin Travel & Transat Vacations. You could also win one of 2,500 early bird bonus tickets that will give you another shot at the array of prizes in the final draws.

Back by popular demand is the 50/50 Draw with its guaranteed minimum payout of $100,000 cash and its escalating jackpot. The more tickets sold – the higher the payout will be for the 50/50 winner. When purchasing Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket(s), remember to purchase your tickets for the 50/50 Draw available at one for $10, five for $25 or 15 for $50. Last year’s 50/50 Draw winner won almost a half a million dollars.

Ticket buyers who order their tickets before midnight on September 26th could win one of 200 Ottawa REDBLACKS prize packs which include two REDBLACKS jerseys and two tickets to the final home 2014 home game against Toronto. One lucky person is going to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 2014 Grey Cup in Vancouver, which includes two Grey Cup tickets, airfare for two to Vancouver, British Columbia and three night accommodations for two at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. To view the full array of prizes, please visit our website at:

The Dream of a Lifetime Lottery has sold out in the past so organizers are encouraging ticket buyers to order their tickets early to insure they are in on all of the draws.
Tickets are $100 each or three for $250.

Go ahead, DREAM BIG and help the little ones at CHEO! Tickets can be ordered by calling (613) 722-KIDS (5437) or 1-877-562-5437, online at, or at participating banks: BMO, TD Canada Trust, CIBC, RBC, Scotiabank and Banque Nationale.

Key dates to remember:
  • Closing date for all ticket sales is midnight Friday, December 12, 2014. 
  • Early Bird deadline is midnight, Friday, November 14, 2014.
  • 2,500 Early Bird ticket winners will be drawn on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.
  • The Early Bird package will be drawn on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. 
  • Final draws: Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

Proceeds from this lottery will help provide new equipment, train staff, and create a child and youth friendly environment at CHEO. Money raised through the lottery also supports live saving research being done at the CHEO Research Institute.

For more information contact:
Len Hanes
Director of Communications
CHEO Foundation
(613) 737-2784
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