FAQs
How old do you have to be to participate in the Dream Home Lottery?

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets cannot be ordered in the name of a minor.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning depend on the number of tickets sold. All inquiries, if any, on the odds of winning are to be made to Bluewater Health Foundation prior to the purchase of tickets.

How many prizes are included in the Dream Home Lottery?

1,033 prizes will be awarded in the Dream Home Lottery. The total value of all prizes drawn is $1,110,190.82 including applicable taxes and freight (where applicable). One (1) prize will be awarded in the 50/50 add-on portion of the Dream Home Lottery. The total 50/50 prize drawn is dependent on the total number of tickets sold.

How many Dream Home Lottery tickets are for sale?

A total of 222,038 Dream Home Lottery tickets will be available for sale.

How many 50/50 add-on tickets are for sale?

The total tickets available in the 50/50 add-on draw are unlimited with half of the pot being awarded to the winner.

How can I purchase Dream Home Lottery tickets?

Tickets will be available on-line or by calling our toll free number, 1-844-667-3251. Acceptable payment ca be made by Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, and MasterCard Debit. If permittable, in-person sales will only be accepted in Bluewater Health Foundation’s office or at the Dream Home.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and under the advice from local and national health authorities, in person sales may not be available. To stay up to date on the current protocols follow Bluewater Health Foundation on social media.

How much are Dream Home Lottery tickets?

Dream Home Lottery ticket prices are: 2-pack for $50, 6-pack for $100 or 16-pack for $250. Bundles are available for purchase containing Dream Home Lottery tickets and 50/50 add on tickets. Mega Bundles (6 Dream Home Lottery tickets and 30 50/50 add-on tickets) for $150 and Max Bundle (16 Dream Home Lottery tickets and 60 50/50 add-on tickets) for $300.

How much are the 50/50 add-on tickets?

50/50 tickets are 2-pack for $15, 6-pack for $30, or 20-pack for $60.

What is included in the Dream Home Lottery packs (Mega and Max)?

Bundles include both Dream Home lottery tickets and 50/50 tickets with a discount! Mega Bundle includes 6 Dream Home Lottery tickets and 30 50/50 add-on tickets for $150. The Max Bundle includes 16 Dream Home Lottery tickets and 60 50/50 add-on tickets for $300.

How many names can be on a Dream Home Lottery ticket? 

All packs/bundles must contain the same purchaser’s information, with up to a maximum of three names, and will be mailed to the primary ticket holder (the first name that appears on the ticket).

*All transfer of prizes must happen independently of the Dream Home Lottery. Bluewater Health Foundation are not responsible for any disputes arising from a failure or refusal to transfer winnings and prizes, nor will they mediate or negotiate any settlement should a conflict arise. The primary ticket purchaser will be considered the winner.

How long does it take to receive my tickets?

Official tickets will be delivered to the customer via email and/or letter mail. For all ticket orders where a valid email address is provided, the official ticket receipt will be provided by email within 3-5 business days. Where no email address is provided, official ticket receipts will be mailed to the address provided at the time of order within 7-10 business days. Ticket purchasers may request a printed copy of their tickets by calling customer service at 1-833-208-4387.

Note: depending on when you purchased, delays can occur at deadlines due to volume of sales.

I have not received my ticket/it contains a spelling/address error?

Please call customer services at 1-833-208-4387 to correct any errors.

Can I request specific ticket numbers?

No, tickets will be issued in sequential order.

I have deleted the email with my lottery ticket, am I still eligible for the draws?

Yes! You do not need your tickets to claim your prize. Your name, address and phone number are recorded in the database along with your ticket numbers. If you would like a replacement ticket, please call toll free1-833-208-4387. 

I do not have an email address. How do I purchase a ticket?

You can purchase tickets without an email address by calling toll-free 1-844-667-3251. Tickets will be mailed to the primary ticket holders address provided at time of sale within 7-10 business days.

Can I gift my Dream Home Lottery tickets?

Yes! Dream Home Lottery tickets make great gifts. Purchase tickets in the name of the recipient online or over the phone by calling toll-free1-844-667-3251.

*All transfer of prizes must happen independently of the Dream Home Lottery. Bluewater Health Foundation are not responsible for any disputes arising from a failure or refusal to transfer winnings and prizes, nor will they mediate or negotiate any settlement should a conflict arise. The primary ticket purchaser will be considered the winner

What happens if a bad payment is received?

If your credit card is declined or your cheque is returned to us by the bank, you will be contacted by MNP LLP and given an opportunity to provide replacement payment (Visa or MasterCard) within two business days. Any tickets issued will be considered invalid until replacement payment is receive

Do I have to have a Dream Home Lottery ticket in order to play the 50/50 add-on?

50/50 tickets can only be ordered in conjunction with Dream Home Lottery tickets. 50/50 tickets will not be accepted without the purchase of an original Dream Home Lottery ticket order.

I didn’t order my 50/50 add-on tickets when I ordered my Dream Home Lottery ticket, can I still order them?

Yes! You can order 50-50 add-on tickets by calling 519-833-208-4387.

*You must have a Dream Home Lottery ticket purchase in order to participate in the 50/50 add-on.

Can someone who lives outside Ontario buy a ticket?

The lottery is intended for Ontario residents only. Ticket buyers must physically be in the province of Ontario at the time of purchase. Tickets will not be sent to addresses outside the province of Ontario.

Who is not eligible to order a ticket?

The following members and all of their immediate family residing in the same household are prohibited from purchasing a ticket: board members and employees of Bluewater Health Foundation and Charlotte Englehart Eleanor Hospital Foundation, members of the Bluewater Health Board of Directors and executive team, members of the Dream Home Lottery committee, the respective builder and decorator of the Dream Home, partners and employees of MNP LLP and its affiliates, and members of licensed gaming suppliers providing services to the program.

Is my ticket purchase tax deductible?

No, lottery tickets are not tax deductible as per Canada Revenue Agency.

Do I have to pay taxes on any winnings?

No, lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada.

If I win the Dream Home 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. The title for a home may be registered in anyone’s name. We recommend that you contact a tax or legal professional with specific questions.

Do I have to take the prize or can I just take the cash?

Prizes must be accepted as awarded, except where indicated. Please refer to www.bwhfdreamhome.com for a listing of prizes and/if a cash option is available.

How do you draw the winners?

Ticket fulfillment and draw control services are provided by MNP LLP. A certified random number generator (RNG) will be used to conduct the draws. For questions about the draw process, please call toll-free 1-833-208-4387.

How are winners notified?

The primary ticket purchaser will be notified electronically through email or through mail, by Bluewater Health Foundation as to what they have won and where/how to claim their prize(s). Major prize winners will be notified by phone. Winner’s names will be published on Bluewater Health Foundation’s Dream Home Lottery website, www.bwhfdreamhome.com.

If I win an early bird prize, is my ticket still eligible for the other draws?

Yes! Winning ticket numbers are eligible for all subsequent draws.

How long do I have to claim my prize?

Prize winners are asked to claim prizes in a timely manner following notification. Any prizes which are not claimed shall be secured for a period of six months from the date of the draw. Unclaimed prizes will be reported and a charitable allocation will be approved by the licensing body.

I won a free ticket, what now?

Congratulations! The primary purchaser will be sent the free ticket(s) in the same format that the original ticket order was received (either electronically through email or through Canada Post). Please allow between 7-10 business days for delivery.

How will the proceeds from the Dream Home Lottery be used?

Proceeds from the Dream Home Lottery support capital equipment purchases and upgrades at Bluewater Health. Over the past 26 years, lottery tickets have made it possible for the hospital to purchase much needed equipment including: an MRI, CT scanner and a mammography machine. By purchasing a Dream Home Lottery ticket you are helping to strengthen healthcare across Lambton County.

What is your privacy policy?

The Dream Home Lottery is administered by Bluewater Health Foundation and Charlotte Eleanor Engelhart Foundation. This information is protected and governed by the privacy policies of Bluewater Health Foundation. Any personal information that you provide is collected for the purpose of fulfilling this lottery, promoting future such lotteries and other fundraising activities. The Foundation does not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists.

For our full privacy statement visit https://www.bwhf.ca/privacy-policy

Who is MNP LLP?

MNP is a registered gaming supplier with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Ticket fulfillment and draw control are provided by MNP LLP for the Dream Home Lottery. MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. MNP proudly serve and respond to the needs of their clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. For more information, visit www.mnp.ca.

Bluewater Health Foundation

Dream Home Lottery Tickets

Must be in Ontario and 18 years of age to purchase a ticket.

Back to top