Can you imagine yourself sitting looking out over a Millionaire Ocean View? That’s what the grand prize winner of the Millionaire Lottery just won. This lottery/raffle out of British Columbia, Canada held their draw in February. The number of tickets is limited, so the odds are really good.
Games at Millionairelottery.com
This is one to put on your calendar. Though the draw was held in February, the next one will kick off in July of 2016. It’s important to jump into this game when the tickets go on sale as there are a heap of early bird draws. This is a raffle style play with a capped amount of 117,000 tickets sold in the last draw. There is also a secondary draw of 50/50 (that’s where the winner takes half the money paid into the game) with 482,000 tickets. Well, those were the numbers for the last game – we’ll see what they do for the next one. But that’s pretty good odds on the 3,530 prizes offered.
Besides the grand prize and 50/50, there are “cars or cash”, “vacations or cash” and a whole heap of “gift cards or cash” and “electronics or cash” to win. Each of the prizes offered has a cash value equivalent for players.
Millionaire Lottery & Winning
All prizes are tax free in Canada and that does also apply to foreigners – more on that shortly. Players have a year to claim their price though you only have 10 days if you are going to claim the cash equivalent. The winner of the grand prize has a choice of one of seven dream packages.
Who Can Play?
Anyone can play Millionairelottery.com if you’re at least 19 years old, though there is a catch. They underline the fact that the “entire payment transaction must take place while the person is physically in British Columbia”. Only people who are actually in BC (that includes residents) can purchase tickets though it can be done online, by telephone and mail. Tickets are available at a bunch of locations, including the Vancouver General Hospital.
Where Does the Rest of the Money Go?
The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation got together to raise funds through the Millionairelottery.com for patient care, research and community health services. It’s one of those win/win situations where players have a chance to win great prizes and health services get a boost in what they can do.
Millionairelottery & Asking Questions
The site has an online lottery form, email address, international and toll free phone number. They respond within 24 hours of sending an email though I can’t imagine anyone having questions. The Millionairelottery.com’s site is very comprehensive and sets out all the rules and regulations clearly. Our only question was – when does the next draw begin.
The Bottom Line
Okay – I can’t imagine flying all the way to British Columbia just to purchase a lottery/raffle ticket. At the same time, if you are going to be there (or actually live there); this is a lovely little game that has good odds plus the added bonus of contributing to the fundraising of health services.
Anyone Can Play
You Must Be in BC to Purchase a Ticket
I like this lottery and might have to change my travel plans later this year to pop into British Columbia to pick up a ticket. It’s a shame we can’t simply order them online from anywhere!