HOSPITAL HOME LOTTERY FAQs
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 Hospital Home Lottery ticket. 50/50 and 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets can be purchased separately or added on to your Hospital Home Lottery ticket.
Single for $10, Five for $25 or Fifteen for $50. The 50/50 prize value will depend on the nature of sales. A minimum $316,857 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 Hospital Home Lottery, therefore the ticket sales deadline is November 8, 2019. The winner will be announced on Global News on November 20, 2019, the winner’s name will be posted online at CalgaryHospitalHomeLottery.com. Visit CalgaryHospitalHomeLottery.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 $25,000 on December 1, 2019, and 100 daily cash prizes of $2,500 from
December 1, 2019 until March 9, 2020. Total prize value of $275,000. The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On is advertised in conjunction with the Hospital Home Lottery, therefore the ticket sales deadline is November 8, 2019. The winners will be contacted in writing every
day from December 1, 2019 to March 9, 2020, by the professional services firm of Deloitte LLP as to what they have won and how to claim their prize.
In the event that all Hospital Home Lottery tickets are sold before the Early Bird Deadline of October 18, 2019, 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 Deloitte 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.
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 Deloitte LLP as to what they have won and how to claim their prize. A list of winners will be published online at CalgaryHospitalHomeLottery.com on November 7 or 28, 2019.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING A TICKET (have not received ticket, name or address errors, etc.)
Please call Deloitte directly by phoning toll free at 1-833-208-4388. Please allow 14 working days for ticket applications to be processed. Hospital Home Lottery tickets, 50/50 Add-On tickets and 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets will be mailed separately.
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 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).