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LOTTERY RULES

ONLY 85,000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD - 6,262 PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

87,600 Dream of a Lifetime Lottery tickets will be printed which includes 2,600 bonus tickets.

Total prize value: $3,959,350.66

  1. The Experience Elton prize draws will consist of 51 draws on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the offices of Miratel Solutions Inc., 2501 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P1 starting at 10 a.m. where 50 tickets will be drawn with each winner receiving one pair of day passes to RBC Bluesfest for the 2020 season. All tickets will be returned to the drum. One (1) ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Elton John concert in Liverpool, England on Friday, November 13, 2020. Prize package includes flight and accommodations. Winner(s) must have a valid passport. There is no cash value. Prize is transferrable. All winning tickets will be returned to the drum prior to the Early Bird draws. Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16 to find out if you are a winner in the Experience Elton prize draw.
  2. The Early Bird draw will consist of 2,601 draws beginning on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the offices of Miratel Solutions Inc., 2501 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P1 starting at 10 a.m. where 2,600 tickets will be drawn, each receiving a bonus ticket worth $100. All 2,600 tickets will be returned to the drum prior to the Early Bird Grand Prize draw. On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 one (1) ticket for the Early Bird Prize package worth $256,500 will be drawn at the offices of Miratel Solutions Inc. 2501 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P1 between 11 a.m. and noon. The draw will be shown during the CTV Ottawa News at Noon between noon and 1 p.m. The deadline to order Early Bird tickets is midnight, Friday, November 15, 2019.

    Each Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket ordered by the Early Bird deadline will be eligible for the Early Bird Grand Prize and only one bonus ticket. All winning tickets drawn on Monday, December 16, 2019 will be returned to the drum prior to the Early Bird Grand Prize draw on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

    Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to find out if you are a winner in the Early Bird draw.
  3. The Final Draw will consist of ­­­­­­­­3,610 draws beginning on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the offices of Miratel Solutions Inc., 2501 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P1 starting at 10 a.m. and will end on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 with the second prize, 50/50 jackpot and first prize drawn from lowest value to highest value between 11 a.m. and noon. The draw will be shown during the CTV Ottawa News at Noon between noon and 1 p.m. Each winning Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket will be returned to the drum prior to the next draw with the exception of the final draw, for the first prize. The final deadline to order Dream of a Lifetime Lottery tickets and 50/50 tickets is midnight, Friday, December 6, 2019.

    Visit our website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020 to find out if you are a winner.

    For a full list of prizes, please visit www.dreamofalifetime.ca. Winners are determined by a stub draw. The process for each prize draw is outlined below.

    Greater than 10 draws on the draw date:

    The non-televised, Experience Elton, Early Bird and Final draws will be conducted in the offices of Miratel Solutions Inc., 2501 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P1. Four (4) people will participate in the process: 2 stationed at the draw drum, 2 stationed at the computers and printer connected to the lottery ticketholder database. The four people participating in the draw process will include at least 2 bonafide employees of the licensee and 2 employees of Miratel Solutions Inc. (an AGCO registered Gaming Supplier). The process will run as follows:

    Person one (caller) pulls one token from the draw drum and calls the number on the token as it is drawn. The token is then handed to Person two, the token verifier. Person one does not look into the drum when drawing a token.

    Person two (token verifier) verifies that the token number called matches the number on the token.

    Person three (computer verifier) verifies that the token number called matches the number on the computer screen entered through voice recognition software and accepts the winning ticket number in the lottery software application that contains the ticketholder database.

    Person four (computer/printer verifier) watches the computer screen to ensure the number read aloud is the number that appears on the computer screen. They also verify that the winning ticket number is printed out on a real-time basis after acceptance.

    The token is then returned to the draw drum.

    Less than 10 draws on the draw date:

    Person one (caller) pulls one token from the draw drum and calls the winning number on the token as it is drawn. The token is then handed to Person two, the token verifier. Person one does not look into the draw drum when drawing a token.

    Person two (token verifier) verifies that the token number called matches the number on the token.

    Person three (computer verifier) keys the token number called into the computer and verifies that it matches the number on the computer screen and accepts the winning ticket number in the lottery software application that contains the ticketholder database.

    Person four (computer verifier) watches the computer screen to verify that the number read aloud and keyed into the computer is the number that appears on the computer screen. Person four will then handwrite the winning ticket number on the prize draw log next to the corresponding prize.

    The prize draw log is initialed by both the licensee and Miratel Solutions Inc.

    The token is then returned to the draw drum. The exception is for the RBC Bluesfest tickets and the Early Bird bonus tickets. The tokens are returned to the drum after the 50 draws are completed for the RBC Bluesfest tickets and the last Early Bird bonus ticket winner has been drawn.

    For prizes valued under $5,000 the draw drum is spun after 150 draws have been completed. The drum is spun at least three times. For prizes valued above $5,000, the draw drum is spun after each draw. The drum is spun at least three times.

    The general public is welcome to attend the draws.

    Winners will be notified in writing by Miratel Solutions Inc. as to what they have won and where to claim their prize. Should you have any questions on the procedures of the draws before purchasing your ticket, please contact the licensee at 1-844-699-2436.
  4. No substitutions or cash alternatives will be permitted, except where stipulated.

    All prizes must be claimed before January 8, 2021. Prize values are based on retail values at the time of lottery license application.

    All winners agree to the use of their name and photo for publicity purposes by the CHEO Foundation. For complete details regarding prizes, values and draw dates, please request a brochure by calling the CHEO Foundation at 613-737-2780 or refer to the website at www.dreamofalifetime.ca.
  5. Tickets are $100 each or a 3-Pack for $250. Ticket purchases are not tax deductible. All tickets in a 3-Pack must contain the same names and mailing address. 3-Pack tickets can only be issued to the address of the primary purchaser. Payment must be received in full for the ticket purchase to be valid. In the event of an invalid cheque or credit card, tickets issued will be considered invalid.

    Ticket buyers will be given the option to receive printed tickets in the mail or electronic tickets sent via email. The CHEO Foundation does not accept responsibility for ticket(s) not received. Please contact the customer service line at 1-844-699-2436 for a replacement if you have not received your ticket(s).

    If purchasers do not receive their ticket(s) within 15 business days from the time the order was placed, they are asked to contact 1-844-699-2436. If purchasers do not receive their ticket(s) by email within five business days, they are asked to contact 1-844-699-2436. Please note that delivery during lottery deadline dates may be delayed due to higher volume of orders.

    Group purchases are permitted; however a maximum of three names will appear on the tickets. Group members must work out the details of payment and prize collection among themselves. The CHEO Foundation and Miratel Solutions Inc. will play no role in settling any disputes relating to group purchases. All prizes will be awarded in the name of the primary ticket holder which is the first name appearing on the ticket.
  6. Tickets may be purchased by persons 18 years of age or older. Tickets may not be purchased in the name of a minor. The following individuals and their immediate families living at the same address are excluded from purchasing a ticket: the CHEO Foundation staff and board members, Miratel Solutions Inc. partners and staff, and members of licensed gaming suppliers providing services to this program.
  7. Odds of winning are approximately 1 in 14. Pursuant to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, orders must be placed within the province of Ontario. All inquiries on the chances of winning are to be made to the licensee prior to the purchase of ticket(s).
  8. A copy of the rules and regulations can be found at www.dreamofalifetime.ca or at the CHEO Foundation office located at 415 Smyth Road, Ottawa Ontario, K1H 8M8.
  9. Esso is a trademark of Imperial Oil Limited. Imperial Oil, licensee. Mobil is a trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries. Imperial Oil, licensee.

    Ticket distribution and draw control by the professional services firm Miratel Solutions Inc.

    Dream of a Lifetime Lottery License #11048

50/50 Tickets

  1. 50/50 ticket orders will not be accepted without ordering a Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket. 50/50 tickets can be ordered in conjunction with Dream of a Lifetime Lottery tickets or at any time before the final deadline with proof of a Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket order including a receipt number. If you want to order a 50/50 ticket(s) at another time than the original ticket order you must contact Miratel Solutions Inc. at 1-844-699-2436. Should an original Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket order become invalid, any and all 50/50 tickets associated with the original Dream of a Lifetime Lottery ticket order will become invalid as a direct result.
  2. 50/50 tickets can be ordered as follows: 1 for $10, 5-pack for $25, or 15-pack for $50. The total tickets available in the 50/50 draw will be unlimited. All 50/50 tickets must contain the same purchaser information with up to a maximum of three names and will be mailed, or emailed, to the primary ticket holder whose name appears first on the ticket.
  3. One (1) ticket will be drawn in the 50/50 portion of the Dream of a Lifetime Lottery Final draw. The total value of the prize drawn is dependent on the total number of tickets sold. The absolute minimum guaranteed prize of $400,000 will be awarded.
  4. The 50/50 ticket will be drawn at Miratel Solutions Inc., 2501 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P1 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 between 11 a.m. and noon.

    50/50 Lottery License #11051

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