FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS MY TICKET PURCHASE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
No. Prizes won are not taxable and therefore the ticket purchase cannot be used as a tax deduction
IF I WIN THE GRAND PRIZE SHOWHOME OR THE EARLY BIRD CANMORE CONDO, DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN IT OR CAN I SELL IT?
Once the home is awarded to the winner, they do NOT have to live in it. Any prize won can be sold if the winner wishes to do so.
HOW DO THE 50/50 AND 100 DAYS OF WINNING CASH CALENDAR ADD-ONS WORK?
The 50/50 and 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-Ons do not have to be ordered in conjunction with your Foothills Hospital Home Lottery ticket. 50/50 and 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets can be purchased separately or added on to your Foothills Hospital Home Lottery ticket. 50/50 Add-On: Single for $25, Five for $50 or Fifteen for $75. The 50/50 prize value will depend on the nature of sales. A minimum $516,670 will be awarded, however, the more 50/50 Add-Ons sold, the higher the value of the prize. The winner will take half the jackpot and the Calgary Health Trust will take half. The 50/50 Add-On ticket sales deadline is advertised in conjunction with the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery, therefore the ticket sales deadline is May 22, 2020. The winner will be announced on Global News on June 9, 2020, the winner’s name will be posted online at FoothillsHospitalHomeLottery.com. Visit FoothillsHospitalHomeLottery.com to see the jackpot grow!
100 DAYS OF WINNING CASH CALENDAR ADD-ON:
Single for $25, Three for $50 or Six for $75. There will be 1 cash prize of $50,000 on June 10, 2020, and 100 daily cash prizes of $3,000 from June 10, 2020 until September 17, 2020. Total prize value of $350,000. The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On is advertised in conjunction with the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery, therefore the ticket sales deadline is May 22, 2020. The winners will be contacted in writing every day from June 10, 2020 to September 17, 2020, by the professional services firm of MNP LLP as to what they have won and how to claim their prize. In the event that all Foothills Hospital Home Lottery tickets are sold before the Early Bird Deadline of May 1, 2020, then the sale of 50/50 Add-On and 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On tickets will cease at the Early Bird Deadline as well.
ARE LOTTERY WINNINGS TAXABLE?
Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada. For further details regarding the sale of such goods, please seek professional counsel.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY PRIZE OR CAN I JUST TAKE THE CASH?
All prizes must be accepted as awarded. There are no cash substitutes unless otherwise advertised.
IF I WIN A VACATION BUT CANNOT TRAVEL, CAN I GET THE CASH?
No, however, travel prizes ARE TRANSFERABLE, so you may give it to someone else. Where applicable, airfare for vacation prizes is from the Calgary International Airport.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY PRIZE?
All prize winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim their prize.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT PICK UP MY PRIZE IN PERSON?
Arrangements may be made to have a prize shipped to you freight collect, or if someone other than yourself will be claiming the prize on your behalf, you must provide them with written and signed authorization along with your original prize-winning letter you received from MNP LLP.
CAN SOMEONE WHO LIVES OUTSIDE ALBERTA OR OVERSEAS BUY A TICKET?
Tickets must be purchased within the province of Alberta. Tickets will be mailed within the province of Alberta only. The lottery is intended for residents of Alberta.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?
Persons must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket and the name of a person under 18 years of age may not be written on the ticket.
WHEN ARE THE DEADLINES/DRAWS?
The VIP ticket sales deadline is midnight, February 28, 2020.
The VIP draw date is March 11, 2020.
The Bonus ticket sales deadline is midnight, April 3, 2020.
The Bonus draw date is April 15, 2020.
The Early Bird ticket sales deadline is midnight, May 1, 2020.*
The Early Bird draw date is May 12, 2020.
The Final ticket sales deadline is midnight, May 22, 2020.
The Final draws are June 2-5, 2020.
* In the event that all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline of Midnight, May 1, 2020, then all draws would be held May 12 – 15, 2019, with AGLC approval. Draws will commence daily at 8:30 a.m. at the offices of MNP LLP located at 1500, 640 5th Ave. SW, Calgary. The first draw would be for the Early Bird Prize, which would be followed by 4,002 remaining draws, drawn in order of retail value beginning with the prizes of least retail value. Top winners will be announced on Global News on May 20, 2020.
ARE THE PRIZES DONATED?
No. All prizes are purchased by the Calgary Health Trust using a tender process.
HOW ARE THE WINNERS NOTIFIED?
All prize winners will be notified in writing by the professional services firm of MNP LLP as to what they have won and how to claim their prize. A list of winners will be published online at FoothillsHospitalHomeLottery.com on May 20 or June 10, 2020.
IF I WIN, IS MY TICKET STILL IN FOR OTHER DRAWS?
Yes, after each draw, including the VIP, Bonus and Early Bird Draw the winner’s name and ticket number are recorded and the ticket number remains eligible for all subsequent draws.
HOW MUCH WILL THE HOSPITAL MAKE AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?
The projected profit of the Foothills Hospital Home Lottery is over $4 million. The lottery website has a full proceeds page regarding proceeds information.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU COLLECT?
The Calgary Health Trust respects your privacy. We do not rent, sell or trade our contact lists. Personal information collected will be used to keep you informed of our charitable work, funding needs and opportunities to volunteer or give. In addition, we will use this information to fulfill ticket orders, provide information on our future lotteries, contact prize winners and publicize the names of prize winners. If you wish to be removed from our contact lists call toll free at 1-833-208-4388 or email email@example.com.
WHY DO I HAVE MORE THAN ONE BROCHURE MAILED TO MY HOUSE?
If you are a previous buyer, you will have received a marketing brochure providing an early opportunity to purchase tickets before public advertising begins. If you have received more than one brochure specifically addressed to you, this could be due to different names or different ways of recording the address used when previously purchasing tickets. If you would like to update/remove an address, please contact the lottery help line toll free at 1-833-208-4388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING A TICKET (have not received ticket, name or address errors, etc.)
Please call MNP LLP directly by phoning toll free at 1-833-208-4388. Please allow 14 working days for ticket applications to be processed. Foothills Hospital Home Lottery tickets, 50/50 Add-On tickets and 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets will be mailed separately.
WHAT IS THE VIP PRIZE?
New York Stylin’ VIP Prize First class flights to New York for four people, five-star accommodations for five nights and so much more. A VIP Ultra Luxury Helicopter Tour, VIP Tours of Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, Limo Sightseeing Tour, Broadway Show, and NYC Dinner Cruise are all included! PLUS $10,000 CASH! OR take $50,000 CASH! All tickets sold by Midnight, February 28, 2020, will be eligible for the VIP draw on March 11, 2020.
WHAT IS THE BONUS PRIZE?
BMW & New Zealand Bonus Prize Get ready for an epic vacation. Mammoth national parks, dynamic Māori culture, and world-class surfing and skiing. New Zealand can be mellow or action-packed, but it’s always epic. PLUS a 2020 BMW Z4 40i OR take $100,000 cash! All tickets sold by Midnight, April 3, 2020, will be eligible for the Bonus draw on April 15, 2020.
WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD PRIZE?
$1.1 Million Canmore Condo PLUS $25,000 CASH, located at #401 – 905 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore. Awarded fully furnished and professionally decorated. All tickets purchased by the Early Bird Deadline, midnight, Friday, May 1, 2020, will be eligible for the draw on May 12, 2020.
Prize values shown are approximate retail values as of the date contracts were negotiated with suppliers. Due to housing market fluctuations, the market value of the real estate prizes may rise or diminish over time. Winner or charity is not entitled to the difference, if any, between the stated and actual market value at the time the prize is awarded. Prize values include applicable taxes.
WHY ARE WE SELLING TICKETS AT ALL FOUR HOSPITAL SITES?
The Foothills Hospital Home Lottery is a fundraising event presented by the Calgary Health Trust. The Calgary Health Trust raises money for each of the four hospital sites (Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, Rockyview General Hospital, South Health Campus).