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 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 $292,172 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 cut off is November 8, 2018, and the draw will take place on November 19, 2018. 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 $55,000 on December 1, 2018, and 100 daily cash prizes of $2,000 from December 1, 2018 until March 10, 2019. Total prize value of $255,000. The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On ticket sales deadline is November 8, 2018, and the draws will take place on November 20, 2018. Winners will be notified in writing and posted daily on the lottery website at CalgaryHospitalHomeLottery.com beginning December 1, 2018.
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 KPMG.
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 DRAWS?
The VIP draw date is September 6, 2018.
The Bonus draw date is October 4, 2018.
The Early Bird draw date is November 2, 2018.*
The Final draw date is November 22, 2018.*
The 50/50 Add-On draw date is November 19, 2018.
The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On draw date is November 20, 2018.
*If all 110,000 tickets are sold prior to the Early Bird ticket sales deadline of midnight, October 19, then all 3,735 prize draws will be completed by November 2. If tickets remain after the Early Bird deadline, then only the Early Bird draw will be made on November 2 and the remainder of the prize draws will be completed by the Final Draw date of November 22. The majority of the draws will be held at the office of KPMG (3100, 205 – 5th Ave. SW) and are open to the public. Refer to the brochure and website for more information (CalgaryHospitalHomeLottery.com).
ARE THE PRIZES DONATED?
No. All prizes are purchased by the Calgary Health Trust using a tender process.
HOW ARE THE WINNERS NOTIFIED?
The accountants of record, KPMG, will notify all winners in writing. The letter explains what they have won and how to claim their prize. All the winners will be published online at CalgaryHospitalHomeLottery.com on November 8 or November 29, 2018 following the applicable draw date.
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 is recorded, and the ticket number goes back for the next draw.
HOW CAN MY CHANCES OF WINNING REALLY BE 1 in 30?
Each ticket is entered in the lottery for ALL draws. There are 3,735 prizes and only 110,000 tickets available. 110,000 tickets / 3,735 draws equates to approximately 1 chance in 30. Another way of looking at it is that there is a prize for every 30 tickets sold.
HOW MUCH WILL THE HOSPITAL MAKE AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?
The projected profit of the Hospital Home Lottery is over $3.5 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 1-888-541-5540.
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 at 1-888-541-5540.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING A TICKET (have not received ticket, name or address errors, etc.)
Please call KPMG directly at 1-403-691-8096. Please allow 14 working days for ticket applications to be processed.
WHAT IS THE VIP PRIZE?
The VIP Prize is one (1) prize of:
One Pair of Flames Season Tickets 2018-2019 Season & Playoff Option
One Pair of Hitmen Season Tickets 2018-2019 Season
One Pair of Roughnecks Season Tickets 2019 Season
One Pair of Stampeders Season Tickets 2019 Season
PLUS $10,000 Cash
All tickets purchased by the VIP Deadline, Midnight, Friday, August 24, 2018 (midnight), will be eligible for the draw on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
WHAT IS THE BONUS PRIZE?
The Bonus Prize is One (1) prize of the High Rollers Bonus Prize. You and 5 friends will board a private jet for the trip of a lifetime to sunny Las Vegas. Four nights in suites at Caesars Palace, helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon, tickets to a premium show and your very own limo! All that plus $15,000 to spend. Or take $50,000 cash. All tickets purchased by the Bonus Deadline Midnight, Friday, September 21, 2018 (midnight), will be eligible for the draw on Thursday, October 4, 2018.
WHAT IS THE EARLY BIRD PRIZE?
The Early Bird Prize is a $715,000 Canmore Luxury Condo PLUS $25,000 Cash. All tickets purchased by the Early Bird Deadline, Midnight, Friday, October 19, 2018 (midnight), will be eligible for the draw on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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).