For many Manitobans the idea of purchasing a St. Boniface Hospital Foundation Mega Million Choices Lottery ticket is a chance to win phenomenal prizes, which it is. However, it is also a chance to feel good about giving back.
The purchase of a Mega Million Choices Lottery ticket affords the Hospital an opportunity to provide the highest quality of care for those in need – ranging from newborn babies including those in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), to patients who are palliative.
Through the purchase of lottery tickets and direct donations to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, Manitobans can help sustain community based, community driven health care. In fact, even just one ticket contributes to the acquisition of high-quality medical equipment, but also the advancement of technology as well as research, including the enhancement of mental health programs and facilities.
With seven Grand Prizes ranging from exquisite dream homes to tax-free cash, from luxury vehicles to exotic vacations, gift cards and much more, fortune and philanthropy are within reach. Thanks to past generous donor support, the Foundation has been able to fund a gamut of initiatives throughout the Hospital. President and CEO of St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, Vince Barletta, says the Mega Million Choices Lottery is one of the most important fundraisers of the year.
"The biggest thanks goes out to lottery ticket buyers who have been supporting our cause since 2012 - and proceeds now exceed 14 million dollars. Thousands of individuals and families have benefited from the critical care the Hospital provides, and there are so many personal stories to tell including, Jenna Book's." Jenna Book came to the Hospital due to complications with her pregnancy, and subsequently her daughter Averie was born premature at 1lb. 10 oz. Their situation required the most sophisticated care. Thanks to the efforts of many, both Jenna and Averie not only triumphed, they are doing exceptionally well today. This year's lottery is all about choices for the grand prize winner, who can choose from seven outstanding options. The first choice worth over $1.5 million is a luxurious custom-designed, twostorey home from Foxridge, located at 364 Willow Creek Road in Winnipeg's Bridgwater Trails. This 3,322 sq. ft. home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms with a main floor study features stone and timber exterior details, and fully landscaped front and rear finished walkout basement with a covered patio and view of the lake, this prize includes an EQ3 Furniture gift card, a 2019 Jaguar F-Type Convertible and $75,000 cash.
The second grand prize package worth over $1.45 million is a Hearth Homes luxury 1,821 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath raised bungalow, perfectly appointed in Taylor Farm at 23 Fetterly Way, Headingley. With a triple-car garage, soaring ceilings, finished lower level and main floor office, this fully landscaped home showcases a grandiose vaulted master suite with stunning feature wall. This package also includes an EQ3 Furniture gift card, a 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Raptor, a 2019 Ford Explorer Platinum, a Rockwood 2706WS RV, a 2018 Chaparral 21' H20 Surf and Trailer and $350,000 cash.
The third prize package worth over $1.44 million is two townhomes located at 20 Landover Drive and 24 Landover Drive in Winnipeg's Bridgwater Trails. 'The Admiral' by Signature Homes is a game changer in townhome living. Each unit is a 1,500 sq. ft. 2-story, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom that feature walkout basements, an acrylic stucco exterior with wood siding and culture stone. If you want a home loaded with extras, see the Signature difference today! This third Grand Prize also includes an EQ3 Furniture gift card, a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country, a 2019 Chevrolet 1500 4WD Crew Cab High Country, a 2706WS RV, a 2018 Chaparral 21' H20 Surf and Trailer and $350,000 cash.
The fourth prize package worth over $1.45 million is a cuttingedge Sage Creek Hearth Homes 1,680 sq. ft., Scandinavian-inspired, 2 bedroom, 2 bath raised bungalow situated at 40 West Plains Drive. 'The Elston' has been crafted to make you feel as if every day is a vacation with soaring windows, which flood the home with natural light, and a custom shower that must be seen to be believed. Also included in the fourth package is an EQ3 Furniture gift card, a 2019 Nissan Armada Platinum, a 2019 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Platinum, a Rockwood 2706WS RV, a 2018 Chaparral 21' H20 Surf and Trailer as well as $400,000 cash.
The fifth option worth over $1.45 million takes the winner from Bridgwater Trails to the beautiful Okanagan. This Signature Home is a 1,500 sq. ft. two-storey, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome at 24 Landover Drive. Featuring a walk-out basement, custom cabinetry, designer lighting package, and a huge master bedroom – with a walk-in closet and ensuite. And, the condo at Watermark Beach Resort in B.C.'s Osoyoos is a 1,203 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath at 44-15 Park Place. Every day is a holiday, surrounded by all the natural amenities and luxuries in one of Canada's ultimate summer playgrounds.
Steps from the beach, dining, shopping, marina, and groceries you'll easily slip into the 'good life' at Watermark – the resort that defines easy living! This prize includes an EQ3 Furniture Gift Card, a 2019 Jaguar F-Type Convertible, a 2019 Jaguar F-Pace S, a 2018 Chaparral 21' H20 Surf and Trailer and $125,000 cash.
The sixth grand prize option worth over $1.45 million is located in Kelowna B.C.'s community of West Harbour and offers an affordable piece of premium lakeside luxury in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Win the 'Amarone', an executive-style estate home just minutes away from both pristine nature and Kelowna's bustling downtown. West Harbour is one of the region's most comfortable communities, complete with a pool, sport courts, fitness amenities, private beach and marina. This prize includes an EQ3 Furniture Gift Card, a 2019 Jaguar F-Type Convertible, a 2019 Jaguar F-Pace S, a 2018 Chaparral 21' H20 Surf and Trailer and $400,000 cash.
Of course, there's always the option of $1.1 million in tax-free cash, the seventh and final option
In addition to the grand prizes, there are more than 3,700 additional prizes to be won – with a cash option available for all of them. And for those you buy early, there are bonuses, too! Buying early will get you into the $31,000 Loyalty Bonus Draw and the $61,000 Ultimate Bonus Draw, as well as the 101 Early Bird Draws worth over $226,000, to win travel, cars, or tons of cash. To increase the odds of winning, Manitobans can also add on the 50/50 PLUS, which could grow to $2.0 million with the winner taking half. Ticket-buyers can also opt to participate in the Big Score PLUS with a daily winner for 30 days. What's more, on April 30th, there will be 4 Big Score Final winners that will choose between attending game 3 or 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final or CASH. Tickets for the 2019 St. Boniface Hospital Foundation's Mega Million Choices Lottery are available online at stbmegamillionchoices. ca, by phone at 204-256-7203 or toll-free at 1-855-256-7203 or in person at locations that include St. Boniface Hospital Foundation offices, in the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium, London Drugs in the St. Vital Mall, Red River Co-op food stores or at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores.
Main lottery tickets are $100 for one, $175 for two, $300 for four or $500 for eight. Tickets for the 50/50 Plus are $20 for two, $40 for eight or $60 for 30, while the Big Score Plus tickets cost $20 for two, $40 for five or $60 for ten. The grand prize draw and 50/50 Plus draw will both take place on April 4.
Good luck to all!