MaterPrizeHome Exposed — Simply a Charity!
MaterPrizeHome.com.au is an Australian home lottery that raises funds for health services 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.
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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 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 just real estate to including 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 the 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.
MaterPrizeHome.com.au offers different levels of prizes against the cost of the tickets. So for a 6-dollar book (for a single lottery), a person gets six tickets plus an added value of a draw for Myer store coupons for AU$10,000. As the price of the books increases, the number of tickets increases so does the item on offer for those kinds of tickets.
All tickets are entered into the main draw of AU$1.4 million dollars home.
There is no information regarding whether or not 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 you must complete, and 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 MaterPrizeHome.com.au
There is no doubt that they 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). There is no live chat, but this isn’t the usual type of lottery that needs 24/7 support.
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 before 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.
Why You Should Register With Mater Lotteries
Reputable and Well Regulated
Easy to Join
Odds on Their Games are Good
Why You Shouldn’t Register With Mater Lotteries
Too Many Options to Decide What Combo You Want
No Rules and Regulations for Internationals
Waiting For The Next Draw Takes a While
Is MaterPrizeHome Legit?
Absolutely! 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 to trade, promoting their products as well as promoting their social reputation for providing prizes.
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. MaterPrizeHome.com.au doesn’t get a thumbs up or thumbs down – it’s just there!
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.
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
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.
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.
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