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  1. I’m working on a case to expose the people involved in this, so far I found a circle of people involved that advertise the “ winning house “ the house is always won by an anonymous Mr or Mrs ….. no name the house in question is then signed over to one of the persons in the scam the lottery is only a mean of paying off the house for only a selected people and there are no actual winners, it’s a shame there are people that could really use something like this to get an ahead in life, I will keep working to expose the people involved every last one of them, the evidence is mounting,

    Kind regards MR A

  2. Prize draw is not transparent… still my family buys the ticket hoping that the money is spent for a good cause.. only God knows

  3. Mater has drawn 300 houses over the past several decades, so to say it’s anything less than legitimate is hot air.
    As far as other reviewers comments about numerous emails or calls – like anyone else they have a legitimate and functional unsubscribe option.

    To the poor guy who had a bad experience with his daughter – It’s always hard to go through that, but a call to their support team would have resolved this too.

    What does seem poor taste is to bait readers to identify any legitimate business as a ‘scam’ just so they can attract these people and then sell tickets via services they get a kickback from. Poor form.

    Mater proceeds go towards vital medical research and patient care – and has done for decades. I say they rock!

  4. Total Scam – you finish up having ANZ recording your purchase as a cash advance!!! This will cost you additional charges accordingly – Stay Away!!!

  5. Terrible – All they do is spam your emails and they constantly phone and text, even if you block the number they will start phoning from another number.

    Stay AWAY!

  6. Carey

    This is a scam don’t buy a ticket.

    I purchased a ticket back in December 2021, thinking I was doing a good thing for charity after watching it on the Today show.

    Bought 50 dollar one off ticket. And hoping to win a prize as I was going through a horrible time of domestic violence had to leave family home.

    Yesterday I get an email saying another ticket bought! this was taken out of my visa debit card.

    Made me feel sick, I did not sign up for this at all rang my bank straight away can’t do anything transaction done.

    Emailed Mater got a letter saying you MUST have selected VIP. Will cancel the ongoing transactions but have bought January now.

    There is no way in the world I would ever sign up for 50 dollars a month this is obviously done in a very sneaky way in fine print.

    I know only 50 it’s not the point I wonder how many people have been stung by this especially elderly or vulnerable people this is very distressing and very clever on their marketing department. The CEO and Mater have a lot to answer for.

    I will be taking this further will go to ACCC.

    This is online gambling and a scam

    Don’t support Mater.

  7. Scam artists. My daughter has a disability and she bought some tickets in this and didn’t understand that ticking a box meant you would keep being charged for more tickets in other draws. She’s on a disability pension and I rang them to inform them of her disability and asked them to stop the “subscription”. The person on the phone said it was cancelled and then the next month she was charged again for more tickets. Her bank card expired a few months later and finally it stopped. This organisation helps no one but themselves and are willing to scam people with disabilities.

  8. I get numerous e – mail urging me to purchase more tickets, they need to e – mail ticket holders the results of all draws

    I will not be purchasing any more at all

    Not happy at all
    Bill T

  9. I have been supporting this organisation for many years as I believed that it was for a good cause.
    However…………….I am fed up with getting text messages every day to subscribe. I also get annoying phone calls. These people obviously work off commissions. Oh yes, you can “opt out” from texts by sending them your number!!! Will certainly send my private phone number to some overseas call centre. NOT. The way they set this up you can’t even block the number. Just a scam.

  10. Mater Hospital need to stop selling off all customer information to a Call Centre to harass customers weekly or daily constantly to purchase more raffle tickets on top of what they have already purchased.

    It does not reflect good on their name and is loosing customers by the day, once they allow us to cancel our payment or subscription, which we should not have to beg to be removed from their system.

  11. Going on the harassment of phone calls to buy more tickets then hearing that they won’t let you cancel payment being taken out, need to improve their customer service and satisfaction other then that it is a good charity in principle and would be happy if they stopped ringing me

  12. Have repeatedly asked to be taken off their mailing list but still keep receiving mail from them. It’s harassment.

  13. I had a guy come to my house and try to get me on to it. He was a good sales person and won me over. I signed up for the $20 a month deal.
    He did warn me that others are going around scamming people using this method and organisation name as a ruse and they seem legit. They will ask for credit card details and will make sure they get the CVV number printed on the back.
    The legit people will ask for a credit card number and name, but not the CVV.
    If they ask for the CVV or want to hold your card directly, it’s a scam. Don’t let anyone touch your credit/debit card who knocks on your door! If they’re happy to have you read the number to them, there’s nothing they can do with the information illegally *as far as I know*.
    I got dudes name and ID number too. I imagine the scammers wouldn’t volunteer that information.
    Think about who you give your details to before you volunteer that information.
    I went into it knowing I could cancel my debit card at any time so there’s no real loss for me, except maybe a 1 time payment of $20 before I potentially cancelled the card. I did a bit of research into the organisation and didn’t see anything that suggests it’s a scam or anything with the only exception of what the guy said to me.
    So far so good for me!

  14. all these knuckle heads calling this a scam, nick right off, I believe this money goes to a great cause u win its a bonus yes we are all winners cause I believe I have to be in to win these fab prizes, so whingers you must have believed at one stage… you buy or you don’t, bottom line is you win a blessing for you, if not that’s life … at the end of the day is money that I have circulated…thanks Maters I love what you do and I love to have the blessings that it would be me next ….

    • Read this site’s review! Mater doesn’t exist except to send solicitations out to hook people.

  15. This mater prize home lotto is dodgy and a scam. I did a test. I brought 5 separate tickets spread out from near the start when the tickets went up for sale until the draw date. My tickets ranged between my first ticket number in the 50000’s number range to my last ticket brought only 2 days before draw date being in the 130000’s number range. Turns out the winning ticket number was up in the 2 million number range. How is it possible that they sold over 2million tickets in the final 2 days of the draw when they had only sold 130000 up until that time. This is a major scam and they are corrupt. I won’t ever purchase another ticket from them.

    • It is ridiculous that I can’t view my tickets in the app. I did purchase these through the mail but I’m concerned that it’s taking so long for mater to show this in app. I’m thinking that my timay not even be in the draw every month if I can’t view them and maybe I should close my account

  16. After buying two tickets I do receive another call and yes I told them to debit my money one week ago.

    After that imagine my surprise on the day that I went shopping I was told that I had not enough funds to purchase extras…went home and checked my account and one week later MATER takes another one hundred dollars from my account…been asking them to refund me the one hundred dollars and also told them to cancel my subscription…and till now nothing has happened.

  17. Steals money from your bank account! Just had to cancel our card as they have taken 180 dollars out without our knowledge! Complete scam.

  18. I’ve been growing skeptical after ‘donating’ to these guys for about a year. If i donate to a ‘charity’, the last thing i want to see is fancy golden envelopes arriving to me with lottery tickets for a house. Use the money for what I’m giving it to you for Pete’s sake..It’s a complete contradiction. How can a charity prize off million dollar houses? If the houses are being donated then why not sell them and use the money toward the actual well-being of your hospital. Furthermore, I receive calls about once a month asking if I want to buy more tickets. It is gambling disguised as charity…Very seedy.

  19. Not impressed one bit… Tickets haven’t arrived after one month… RSL tickets on the other hand arrive same day by e mail… Does this mean if you buy tickets in the last week before the draw, they never arrive… Scammers…

  20. Mater Foundation steals money from your bank account if you agree to direct debit in their prize draws. They double and triple dip then give an attitude and be rude when you ask why they are withdrawing all these funds and request them to cancel your details. Forget the refund too. I suspect the whole foundation is a fraud. Seriously, who ever wins these prizes?

  21. I have a personal friend aged in his 80’s who has purchased one of these lotteries for the past 4 years and just won $5000 worth of travel. He did not sign up for gain but rather to support a charity as a result of hospital care his now deceased wife received at the Mater Hospital.
    I think all those who whine about the “odds” of winning should waste their money at the TAB.
    As for accountability from the Mater Foundation, that is another matter and deserves evidence so it can be properly investigated by appropriate authorities instead of “venting” in a public forum where no evidence is provided or required.

  22. I have been buying tickets for many years as well, yes, I would like to win, but the money goes to the hospitals so if you buy tickets you are helping these people provide better care for kids and other patients. Don’t winge if you don’t win its going to a good cause and it’s not a scam.

  23. My mother has been buying tickets for these for 20 years ($8000) and has never even won a consolation prize! Been telling her that these guys must be dodgy forever, she has finally bought her last ticket!
    Dodgy bastards, taking advantage of honest people!

    • Hi, I suppose it is just luck to win or it is meant for you. I would like to share my story. I have moved to Australia last month April 2018. Found a great job in a short period of time. My first salary I received bought some groceries at Coles. I saw the mater foundation outside and thought to donate some money as i wanted to thank by giving. I ended up signing as a VIP member. Well this May 2018. I received a call from MaterPrize stating I have won the draw for $25K worth of gold bullion. I did not even think of winning any prizes, am very thankful.

      So people, please don’t fuss about the prizes for not winning, you should not focus on the prize but be happy that you’re donation is going through a good cause, you never know one day when we need it, it is there because of the donation and support that was given, and knowing that you help raised it.

      Thanks God Bless,

      Note: I ended up here on the site because I wanted to see the review of Materprize for collecting money, but really in shock for some reviews are so inappropriate. That is why I shared.

  24. Asked to have my subscription cancelled and they wouldn’t get back to me, just kept withdrawing money. When I rang and asked for it to be back-tracked they were rude, said no and that it was up to me to follow it up, not them.

    Yet, they’re happy to continually ring and ask you to buy more tickets.

  25. I don’t think Mater scam anyone but the part that gets up my nose is their Mater Cars for Cancer Lottery. Good odds and only $30 ticket. Excellent cars but here’s the cruncher in the small print. Don’t think that the colour you see advertised will be the colour your get because chances are it might not be. So really you are playing a double lottery. No thanks.

    • Why would the colour you see in the ad be the same as the car you win? Do McDonald’s burgers look the same in real life as they do in the ads? It’s called advertising!

  26. Dodgy, winners are always from the same suburbs WHY? Bunch of rellies all getting set up in life while we suckers pay for it? Not happy they don’t even email tickets.

  27. Hello to everyone, I have been purchasing tickets in the mater prize home lotteries for approximately 25 years (that’s right 25 years, a long time, and a lot of money, a minimum of $10 book each lottery), to date, I have not won a thing, I have patronized this lottery long enough, I am thinking of not purchasing any more from this lottery.

  28. I have had it with this Mater Prize Home, they just sent me another email, telling me this is my last chance to buy more tickets in Draw No. 266, I just cannot understand why they refuse to email me why they are holding back on sending me the 16 tickets I purchased, I will never buy tickets off these people again, I have held off contacting the Queensland Office of Gaming, I have no choice but to contact them now.

  29. My Big Problem with Mater Prize Home Lottery is they will not email me my 24 tickets.

  30. Hi all.
    Just stumbled across this site when I went onto the net to see if I could locate one of the old prize homes. One of my work customers owns one from many years ago.
    To all of you from outside Australia, Mater Prize Homes have been around since Adam was a boy (seemingly). They are just a small part of the prize home lotteries that we have here in Australia. Queensland seems to be the most popular place for the prizes. We have many other prize home lotteries as well, Surf Life Saving, Boystown, RSL etc. They are all legit and us Aussies spend a load each year trying to win one. I only know of one personal contact who was lucky enough to have won a home but I have won a minor prize in one of the art unions. Don’t give up. PS If you want to know how many tickets are sold in each of the art unions, just contact them.
    PPS Each of the prize homes is open for inspection during the promotion.

  31. What I don’t get is, as a charity, if they can afford to give away all these prizes especially the million dollar home then why don’t they just give that money to the charity? It sounds fishy to me. I can expect there would be a lot of administration costs as well, given that they are also a gambling/sales organisation.

  32. Whilst the Mater is a good organisation, there is a hidden ‘scam’ ticket sellers lead you to believe you are buying tickets in one draw but month after month keep taking money from your account. I have asked them several times to STOP this with no luck so now closing my bank account as feel there is no other option.
    I know many others have been caught the same way, Mater asks for your credit card to take one payment but keep taking payments every month, so be aware of this.

    • I also have a Problem with Mater Prize Home.
      I purchased 22 tickets from them for draw 266, they emailed me 6 tickets only, 7 phone calls, emails asking them to send me my 16 other tickets, they just won’t do it.
      I have emailed them that I want my $25 refund, have not received an email about this yet.
      I am an aged pensioner, they have treated me with dis respect over these tickets.

    • Josh. Have you heard anything else back from Mater about your request to cancel? Also, did you ask them to stop via phone or email or mail?

      Mater don’t seem to publish recent or past winners like other lotteries do.

  33. Results of 257 draw please

  34. Have recently purchased tickets in Materprizehome by mail.
    They mentioned that the total tickets for sale is 8,000,000,
    my tickets numbers are 8,450,000-8,450,015? It looks very suspicious
    to me.

    • The Ticket count doesn’t start at 0 it could start at 500,000 for example and there are several outlets to buy tickets and they all have their own ticket range you can read about it in the FAQ

  35. How many tickets does sell in each Art Union?


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MaterPrizeHome Exposed — Simply a Charity!

MaterPrizeHome Review 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.

This is not a site to play national (Aussie) lotteries such as Oz Powerball or Oz Lotto, but to play the lotteries they offer.

Who Is

Initially, Mater Prize Home Lottery was established in 1954 in Australia (Queensland). The idea was to lottery real estate to fundraise 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 number 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 buy more than one) just 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. 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 six tickets plus an added value of a draw for Myer store coupons work AU$10,000. As the price of the books increases, 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 dollars home.

There is no rules and regulations page and no indication whether this is limited to Australians. Tickets are mailed to you. 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 choose 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

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 8 am – 8 pm AEST +10 UTC and Saturday 8 am – 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

Complaints about 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 before receiving your prize. This also can involve some identity theft, but it has nothing to do with directly except that some people are trying to trade on their good reputation. There is nothing on their site that references this.

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The Bottom Line for

This is only one of the house lotteries in Australia that has set up a bunch of lotteries to fundraise their initiatives. They have great sponsors, which contribute trade, promoting their products as well as promoting their social reputation for providing 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 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 going to a good cause even if you don’t win. doesn’t get a thumbs up or thumbs down – it’s just there!

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