Dream Home Lottery FAQ

HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?

Tickets for the Dream Home Lottery are 1 for $50, 3 for $100 and 10 for $250.

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

Tickets can be purchased online through the lottery website at www.brentwoodlottery.com  Online tickets can be purchased 24/7.

Tickets can also be purchased Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Events Hall Lobby at Brentwood.

WILL TICKETS BE SOLD AT OTHER LOCATIONS?

Currently, tickets are only being sold at Brentwood for people that want to buy in-person.  We are working on other ticket sale locations.  Any new ticket sale location will be announced on the lottery website and social media channels.

CAN I BUY TICKETS OVER THE PHONE OR BY MAIL?

No.  Tickets can be purchased online through the lottery website or in person at Brentwood.

CAN I PICK MY OWN TICKET NUMBERS?

No.  Tickets are generated by a random number generator.  There is no way to customize or select your own ticket numbers.

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO BUY A TICKET?

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.  Due to lottery regulations, tickets cannot be ordered in the name of a minor.

WHAT PRIZES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LOTTERY?

The lottery features over $1.3 million is cash and prizes, including weekly cash prizes of $2,500 and free tickets.  The first draw is Friday October 21 at 10 am.

A big early bird draw will also be held November 18 for a 2022 Harley Davidson motorcycle, or the cash value.

A second big early bird draw will be held December 22 for $25,000 and $20,000.

Grand prize draws feature:

  • 2023 Ford F150 or cash value
  • 2023 Chevrolet Blazer or cash value
  • 2023 Jayco RV or cash value
  • More cash prizes
  • Dream Home or cash value

IS THERE A CASH OPTION FOR PRIZES?

Yes.  Any winner of the vehicle prizes and dream home can choose to take the prize’s cash value.

ARE LOTTERY PRIZES DONATED?

No.  Although we pursue relationships with prize vendors to secure best pricing, all prizes are paid for.

WHERE IS THE DREAM HOME LOCATED?

The Dream Home built by Lakepoint Homes is located at 146 Summer Street, Belle River ON.

CAN THE PUBLIC VIEW THE DREAM HOME?

Not currently.  Pictures of the dream home are available on the lottery website at www.brentwoodlottery.com Any future public viewing will be announced on the lottery website and social media channels.

WHEN DO THE DRAWS TAKE PLACE?

Weekly cash prize draws for $2,500 and free tickets will be held Fridays at 10:00 am.  The first weekly cash prize draw will take place Friday October 21.

The big early bird draw for the Harley Davidson motorcycle will take place November 18.

The second big early bird draw for the $25,000 and $20,000 will take place December 22.

All grand prize draws will take place on Saturday January 7 at 12 pm.

HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED?

Winning numbers for all draws will be automatically generated by the electronic lottery platform.  Winners will be contacted by phone and names announced on the lottery website and social media channels.  Grand prize winners will be contacted by phone and names announced on the lottery website, social media, and the Windsor Star.

HOW MANY HOME LOTTERY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE?

A maximum of 99,000 tickets are available for the dream home lottery.

WHAT IS THE 50/50 ADD ON TICKET?

This year, we wanted to give people more chances to win.  With the electronic lottery platform, we were able to add a 50/50 lottery within the dream home lottery.  People can buy a dream home lottery ticket and choose to add a 50/50 ticket.  The 50/50 jackpot will grow over the course of the lottery and the winner will be drawn as part of the home lottery grand prize draws on January 7.  The 50/50 winner will receive 50% of the final jackpot.

ARE TICKETS ENTERED INTO ALL LOTTERY DRAWS? WHAT ARE THE TICKET DEADLINES?

Yes.  Once a ticket is purchased, it is eligible for the next draw, and all draws after that.  People are encouraged to buy early, so they are eligible for the most draws possible.

Each draw also has a ticket deadline, which is usually the day before the draw at 11:59 pm.  If you buy before the ticket deadline, you will be eligible for the next day’s draw, and the remaining draws.

Here’s a break down of ticket deadlines:

  • Weekly cash prize draws for $2,500 = the Thursday before the draw by 11:59 pm
  • November 18 draw for the Harley Davidson = November 17 at 11:59 pm
  • December 22 draw for $25,000 and $20,000 = December 21 at 11:59 pm
  • January 7 Grand Prize Draws = December 31 at 11:59 pm

Remember, once you buy a ticket your ticket is eligible for all prizes after that date.

The 50/50 add-on draw is a separate ticket purchase.  You must buy a separate ticket to the 50/50 draw to be eligible for this jackpot prize.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?

Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to purchase a ticket.  Also, tickets cannot be in the name of a minor.

The following persons and any immediate family members living at the same residence are not permitted to purchase a ticket: Brentwood staff, Brentwood Board of Directors and employees of Roth Mosey & Partners LLP and employees of Rafflebox Technologies Inc.

WHAT ABOUT SHARED OR GIFTED TICKETS?

In the case of shared tickets or tickets given as a gift, it is the responsibility of the ticket holder to allocate the prize as necessary.  All transfer of prizes must happen independently of Brentwood and the lottery.  Brentwood is not responsible for any disputes arising from a failure or refusal to transfer winnings and prizes.  Brentwood will not mediate or negotiate any settlement should a conflict occur.  The primary ticket purchaser will be considered the winner.

CAN SOMEONE WHO LIVES OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO OR IN THE U.S. BUY A TICKET?

Tickets must be purchased within the province of Ontario.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE TICKETS?

Tickets purchased through the lottery website will be issued immediately after the payment is received.  The purchaser will receive an email confirmation that contains their ticket numbers.

Tickets purchased in-person will be printed immediately after the payment is received.

The purchaser will also receive an email confirmation of the tickets if they provide an email address at the time of purchase.

WHY HAS THE LOTTERY GONE ELECTRONIC THIS YEAR?

Electronic lotteries are very much the trend in charitable lotteries.  Going electronic provides efficiencies and a reduction in the cost and resources required to operate the lottery.  Going electronic also allows the lottery and Brentwood mission to reach new and broader markets.

Going electronic gets tickets in the hands of purchasers faster too and offers more opportunities to enhance the purchase experience.

WHAT DO I DO IF I DON’T RECEIVE MY TICKETS OR I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY TICKETS?

We recommend people receiving tickets via email check their junk or spam folder, as email confirmations sometimes end up in those folders.

For those that did not receive the email confirmation or misplace their tickets, we can resend the email confirmation that contains their purchased tickets.

Anyone who is experiencing problems with their tickets should email us at info@brentwoodlottery.com or call (519) 255-1002.

HOW WILL THE PROCEEDS FROM THE LOTTERY BE USED?

All proceeds from the dream home lottery will help fund Brentwood programs and services.

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

For more information about the lottery or to report issues with tickets, please call (519) 255-1002 or email info@brentwoodlottery.com

 

WILL I RECEIVE A CHARITABLE TAX RECEIPT FOR MY TICKET PURCHASE?

No.  As per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, a charity lottery ticket is not tax deductible.  The CRA does not consider the purchase of a charity lottery ticket a donation.

WILL MY TICKETS BE MAILED TO ME?

No.  The lottery has moved to an electronic platform this year.  This has eliminated printed tickets and mail outs.  When purchased online, tickets will be emailed to the purchaser within a few minutes of completing payment.  When purchased in person, tickets will be printed and given to the purchaser at the point of sale.

50/50 Lottery FAQ

WHAT IS THE 50/50 ADD ON?

The 50/50 add on provides more ways to win.  People purchasing tickets to the dream home lottery have the option to add 50/50 tickets to their purchase.  The 50/50 jackpot will grow over the course of the lottery and the winner will be selected as part of the grand prize draws on January 7.  The winner of the 50/50 will receive 50% of the final total jackpot.

HOW MUCH DO 50/50 TICKETS COST?

Tickets for the 50/50 add on are 3 for $5, 10 for $10, 50 for $20 and 200 for $50.

HOW DO I PURCHASE 50/50 TICKETS?

Tickets can be purchased online through the lottery website at www.brentwoodlottery.com  Online tickets can be purchased 24/7.

Tickets can also be purchased Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Events Hall Lobby at Brentwood.

WILL TICKETS BE SOLD AT OTHER LOCATIONS?

Currently, tickets are only being sold at Brentwood for people that want to buy in-person.  We are working on other ticket sale locations.  Any new ticket sale location will be announced on the lottery website and social media channels.

HOW MANY 50/50 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE?

There is no limit on the number of tickets available for purchase for the 50/50.

HOW DO I GET UPDATES ON THE SIZE OF THE 50/50 JACKPOT?

Jackpot updates are available on the lottery website at www.brentwoodlottery.com.  People can scroll down to the 50/50 add on section of the page to see the jackpot ticker.

CAN I BUY A 50/50 TICKET WITHOUT ORDERING A DREAM HOME LOTTERY TICKET?

Yes.  Tickets for the 50/50 can be bought separately or as an add-on to the dream home lottery ticket.

WHEN IS THE 50/50 DRAW?

The 50/50 draw will take place as part of the dream home lottery grand prize draws on January 7.

WHEN IS THE TICKET DEADLINE FOR THE 50/50?

The deadline to purchase tickets for the 50/50 is December 31 at 11:59 pm.

HOW IS THE 50/50 DRAW MADE?

The winning number for the 50/50 draw will be automatically generated by the electronic lottery platform.  Winners will be contacted by phone and names announced on the lottery website and social media channels.

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

For more information about the lottery or to report issues with tickets, please call (519) 255-1002 or email info@brentwoodlottery.com

WILL MY TICKETS BE MAILED TO ME?

No.  The lottery has moved to an electronic platform this year.  This has eliminated printed tickets and mail outs.  When purchased online, tickets will be emailed to the purchaser within a few minutes of completing payment.  When purchased in person, tickets will be printed and given to the purchaser at the point of sale.