MaterPrizeHome.com.au is an Australian home lottery that raises funds for health service and medical research. They conduct six lotteries a year with a variety of options depending on what kinds of tickets you order, how regularly you do so and whether you become a VIP member. It is owned by the Mater Foundation, which is a charitable arm of Mater Health Services and Mater Medical Research Institute. Its license is governed by the Queensland Office of Gaming Regulation in Australia.
Who Is MaterPrizeHome.com.au?
Initially Mater Prize Home Lottery was established in 1954 in Australia (Queensland). The idea was to lottery real estate to fund raise to support health initiatives. It took off and slowly migrated into offering lottery tickets for an annual draw which grew to six draws a year through direct sales and online. Prizes went from straight real estate to include cars and other things like store credits, cars, mobile homes and other high end items. Steadily they expanded the different lotteries they offered to encourage people to play year round.
They have four lottery products available: Mater Prize Home Lottery, Cars for Cancer Lottery, Chicks in Pink Lottery (four times a year) and Cash for Kids Lottery. Cars for Cancer (10,000 tickets) and Cash for Kids (5,000 tickets) both limit the amount of tickets for first prize which does increase your odds compared to online lotteries.
So How Does MaterPrizeHome Work?
To purchase home lottery tickets (how can you not purchase more than one) simply go to their site, complete your order, submit your payment details and get your confirmation. Under the options of different amounts of lottery tickets they offer, they include an increase in additional prizes that can be won. I do think this part gets complicated.
Basically, MaterPrizeHome.com.au offers different levels of prizes against the cost of the tickets. So for a US$ 6 dollar book for a single lottery, a person gets 6 tickets plus an added value of a draw for Myer store coupons work AU$10,000. As the price of the books increase, the number of tickets increase and the item on offer for those kinds of tickets increase.
All tickets are entered into the main draw of AU$1.4 million dollar home.
There is no rules and regulations page and no indication whether this is limited to Australians. Tickets are mailed to you.
MaterPrizeHome.com.au VIP Club
Becoming a VIP member means you qualify for a range of additional prize draws. This includes weekly prizes between the main draws.
There’s a form on the left to complete. You can chose whether you automatically are entered for the six draws each year or chose your options. VIP seems to simply be the fact you are going to play more than a one time lottery.
Customer Support at MaterPrizeHome.com.au
There is no question that these guys want to make sure you can ask your questions. They offer direct dial telephone numbers (free) in Australia and New Zealand plus an International number for other people. This also includes a fax number. They are very clear on when they are available (Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm AEST +10 UTC and Saturday 8am – 12 noon. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays). This is almost anal at the same time, sure builds confidence. There is no live chat, but this isn’t the usual type of lottery that needs 24/7 support.
Wow, when you send an email with questions there is an auto reply that confirms your email and says “it will get back to you within 2 business days”. Unless the clock is ticking for the next draw and your questions are urgent, at least you know when to receive a response. Haven’t seen this on other sites!
Complaints about MaterPrizeHome.com.au don’t exist except for the usual emails circulated using their name, claiming you’ve won and then requiring the taxes or an indemnity be paid prior to receiving your prize. This also can involve some identity theft, but it has nothing to do with Materprizehome.com.au directly except that some people are trying to trade on their good reputation. There is nothing on their site that references this.
The Bottom Line for MaterPrizeHome.com.au
This is simply one of the house lotteries in the Australia that has set up a bunch of lotteries to fund raise their initiatives. They have great sponsors, which contribute trade, promoting their products as well promoting their social reputation to provide prizes.
Reputable and Well Regulated
Easy to Join
Odds on Their Games are Good
Too Many Options to Decide What Combo You Want
No Rules and Regulations for Internationals
Waiting For The Next Draw
If you simply want to roll some dice and see if you win this is a place to play. At the same time, you know your money is actually going to a good cause even if you don’t win. MaterPrizeHome.com. au doesn’t get a thumbs up or thumbs down – it’s just there!