Princess Margaret Home Lottery

Princess Margaret Home

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  1. I have played regularly since 1996, sometimes twice per year, and always with multiple ticket packages, but have never won so much as a worthless pair of off-brand headphones. Yet there are people who have won Grand Prize homes multiple times or won a Ferrari in one year, then a house two years later.

    I simply do not trust their accounting firms or “partners,” and have just stopped playing. Then there is the interesting case of City TV reporter Tammie Sutherland. In 2013, a City TV employee named “Tammy Pinnock” won a Grand Prize Home, BMW and cash worth $2.6 Million – I will remind everyone that City TV is the official Station where the draws are held. Tammy Pinnock became “Tammie Sutherland” – look it up: they are the same person. Yet if you were to Google Tammie Sutherland, there is absolutely ZERO mention of the 2013 Princess Margaret Lottery or ANY cross reference mention of “Tammy Pinnock.” Even if you buy that this Lottery is kosher and there’s nothing untoward going on, the name change and buried story are of curious concern. If you want to make a donation, then MAKE A DONATION, where you’ll get a Tax Receipt. This Lottery is only fattening & enriching six-figure earning Foundation members like Paul Alofs – save your money.

  2. Hi Ticket Vendor, from February 21st 2020

    It is really frustrating dealing with MNP.
    All I have been getting is assurances but have neither received the electronic version nor the actual tickets.
    Salha from your customer service informed me on 9th March that these were mailed out the previous Friday which makes it 5 business days today. The email was to reach me in ’48 Business hours’ which Salha explained was approx 3 business days. No email as yet. I am monitoring the junk Mail to make sure it is not lying there.
    What is the issue?
    Can someone respond and take action too.

  3. there’s no proof your ticket stub even makes it in the draw drum.

  4. Bought my tickets on November 15 th, didn’t receive my tickets yet, early bird is tomorrow. I don’t even know my numbers. Called and they told me that they send the email last week. I checked the spam folder nothing. Then the person who answered the phone said she will send the ticket numbers again but up to now I have not received my tickets. I send two emails regarding my tickets but no response. I bought the 3 pack for 250 with two other friends, I cannot even prove them that actually I bought the tickets from their money. What a shame.

  5. I haven’t won yet. I’ve entered 5 times and now is a sixth. The odds of 1/25 are great. Also, I’d much prefer to enter a lottery where I have pretty good odds of winning at least $5000.00, than have 1 in a million odds of winning some immense amount. And there are a lot of prices in the level of 10,000.00, 100,000.00, or 1 million dollars. This would make a pretty good difference in many people’s lives. Including mine, This makes much more sense than trying to win a price with higher odds than being hit by lightning. People who criticize the ticket price just don’t think. If you buy a 5$ ticket weekly for other lotteries, in 20 weeks you’ve spent $100 (same as one Princess Margaret ticket). Some people are complaining that they never win! Others don’t understand, I guess, that ticket confirmation comes by email. so what if some people have won twice? That just shows the odds are pretty good.

  6. I think that Princess Margaret Lottery is a great way to invest in cancer research.

  7. Excellent.
    Exceptional cause. Those of us fortunate with good health should, without question, support the hospital, research, and commendable faculty, doctors, administration, volunteers. Bless you all.

  8. The comments on here are surprising. This is a lottery. If you don’t like it try another one and see if you have better luck LOL.
    I never win anything and I won some headphones last year.
    This is my way to donate for cancer while maybe having a chance to win a bit of a dream. Win or lose I’m a winner.
    Sonia KL

  9. Never received a ticket nor a confirmation online

  10. A complete sham that favors conservative residents and even has some major house winners winning more than once. Same person won a house 2 times. I had played this for 5 years and never one a single dollar.

  11. I agree with the reviews posted here, the manual draw doesn’t ensure a proper distribution of the odds of winning – too many external, subjective factors that affect the draw. I wonder how is this manual draw still legal / allowed? How can one ask for proof that demonstrates the integrity of this lottery?

  12. I’ve played this lottery every year. Few years back I bought 7 tickets. Other times at least 3… Never won anything..

  13. I am sorry, but considering the cost of this lottery how is it that I have been playing now 2wice a year for the past 5 years and have not even won a lollypop? Whereas I played once the Heart and Stroke Lottery 1 in 3 chances and won a digital scale. I have been also playing the 50/50 draw and the Cash Prize and absolutely NOTHING. I don’t believe that Cancer will ever be cured and going further I would not be surprised to know there is a cure and it is being kept from society because of the amount of money being generated in the endless quest to cure cancer…

    • Totally agree!! So hard to even get an idea when the draws were…..that being said we got a s**tload of spam junk email after our “early bird draw” order and now we are on every mailing list in the world…..Where’s the CURE?

  14. I used to buy tickets for this lottery, but I find that it is very complex to even find out who the winners are, where this money is going, etc.
    When this lottery started, everything was very transparent, but unfortunately, not now.

  15. There should be transparency regarding where exactly the donated money is going? There should be annual financial report from the princes Margaret foundation explaining where exactly the donated money and where it was spent and this annual financial report should be all audited. We all want the money donated goes for good real research in treatments for cancers, but we need also to have the option what is the program / the research / treatment therapy program for this money will be spent for. Talking about the prices and the millions dollars of winning tickets does not help how exactly the donated money where going to also well spent for. We need to see transparent audited annual financial report posted on Princes Margaret Lottery website all the time. Cheers

    • Money spent on a lottery ticket is not a donation.

  16. I have never won a major prize, but to make a preposterous assumption about the fairness or legitimacy of the lottery is ridiculous.
    Everyone needs to look at the bigger picture, this lottery is about me and you!
    Live well, be healthy. Everything else is trivial.

  17. HI,
    I am so glad I read this review before buying tickets. This time I really wanted to buy few tickets and I was searching for a ticket outlets where I could buy one where I live. I made a start to search on computer where I came across this information.
    It is interesting to note that few of the ticket buyers never could buy tickets number starting with 4 or 5, which are the winning numbers first digits..
    I am beginning to smell and see some smoke here.
    I am now thinking twice before I buy ticket.

  18. I buy Princess Margaret lottery twice a year and have for the last few years. It is my yearly $750 contribution to help beat this horrible disease that has taken many lives. To win a prize is bonus, you are already a winner just for buying a ticket!!

  19. Hi, I always support the Princess Margaret home lottery every year because it is a great cause. I will like to know why Princess Margaret is using the old system of drawing the lottery by having someone putting his/her hands into the drum and take a number. Sometimes he/she picks up a lot of numbers and have to drop it back. I think Princess Margaret need a better system in the way the number are being draw. I will always support the lottery but I will like to see a more improved way of drawing the lottery and that will make me very happy. I hope this year I win the major home because it is so beautiful.

    Patricia Sandy

    • I completely agree, change the system. I am happy to support this worthy cause, but have played for so many years without winning even a pair of headphones. Then when I check you have so many duplicate, well, it’s great for these people whose name was chosen 2 or 3 times, but that certainly lessens the odds for the rest of us. I fully understand the odds and how it works, but still does not seem right.

      • You absolutely do not understand how it works obviously… There are people that buy hundreds of tickets… If you buy 10 tickets your chances are one in 2.5. Which means you have one and a half times more chance of not winning than winning… You should not be playing any lotteries if you expect to win

      • Hi, every year I play and I notice my numbers issued to me always start with 5 and when I checked the winners list I looked at all the numbers that won and all winning ticket numbers started with either a 0,1,2,3…(not 4 and not 5)…so from the huge list a mathematician can tell you the probability of the ticket numbers that start with 0, 1, 2, or 3 and the chances of it coming up but not 4 or 5. So what are the chances that all the people with numbers that start with 4 or 5 do not exist…are they just fake empty tickets numbers given out hoping no one would notice..pls take a look at the winners list and tell me you see ticket numbers starting with 4 and 5 too..pls ask all to check.

        • I have seen the draw process, it’s a large revolving mesh barrel. So, let’s say I’m an early bird, first in last out. Imagine, spin all you want, these are not spheres, these are small pieces of flat paper 1cm x 5cm stamped with the winning number. Paper is abrasive, it doesn’t mix well when it tumbled. Than the KPMG dude opens a trap door, sticks his hand straight in goes 10-20 cm and pulls out a ticket. He doesn’t go right or left, straight in. HOW IN THE HELL IS THAT FAIR? It would be better if the process was automated like the 649, at least this uses the principles of probability. Not mechanical, where friction, humidity and human preference make a difference. That said, someone lucky person does win. I suppose it depends on your timing.

          Cancer is life, fat chance it will ever be cured, what’s important is that you know it’s going to the hospital to pay fat salaries.

    • I agree, you would think with all the money they have raised they would have created an automatated computer generated draw so that it truly is a fair process. I have been buying for 20 years and have watched the draw and see how the odds are not properly reflected based on a system where only the tickets in a very limited section of the drum can possibly ever be drawn. I think Princess Margaret lottery needs to address this issue or change their calculation of the odds.


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Princess Margaret Home Lottery Exposed — Incredible Prizes!

Princess Margaret Home Lottery Exposed

Princess Margaret Home Lottery Review

A lottery with an impressive name like Princess Margaret Home Lottery sounds like something fun to try and it is! The Canadian lotto was set up to support a good cause and today; it enables players to win a beautiful house and 1 million dollars for a total maximum prize of 5 million dollars. If this doesn’t sound good enough, additional prizes are available in the form of vacations, cars, travel and VIP prizes.

The Princess Margaret Home Lottery was set up years ago in Ontario, Canada to fund cancer research and support to patient care. Some folks got the idea that the builders could put up some homes and retailers could donate other assets to raise funds. This is not so much a lottery as sweepstakes that people buy tickets for. It’s not a cheap one at $100 a ticket; at the same time, it has excellent odds. Why would you want to play? Let’s take a look.

When to Play Princess Margaret Home Lottery?

The Princess Margaret Home Lottery is an annual sweepstake with a heap of the lead up early draw prizes.

In 2017, ticket sales will end by November. There are multiple individual drawings, each one producing a specific prize.

Loyalty tickets, for example, can be bought until September 1, 2017. The loyalty draw will be held on September 13. VIP prize ticket sales will be concluded on September 15, and the drawing will take place on September 23. There will also be a bonus draw (October 18), an early bird draw (November 23) and a final draw (December 6).

There’s a specific set of prizes for each of the draws, that’s announced in advance via the Princess Margaret Home Lottery website. Additionally, the game features a 50/50, a 100 days of winning and a spring 2017 add-on. These can be purchased separately from the tickets, and they entitle players to win additional prizes.

How to Get Tickets from Princess Margaret Home Lottery

The only way to get tickets is to order them from the official lottery, and they will be delivered to an address in Ontario, Canada. Participation in the lottery is solely for individuals aged 18 and older. This isn’t a lottery that you’re going to find on one of your online lottery concierges. This is a call a friend that lives in Ontario to receive your ticket(s) kind of lottery. There are no rules on actual residency, but tickets have to be ordered directly from Princess Margaret Home Lottery.

What Are the Prince Margaret Home Lottery’s Odds?

There are only 357,000 tickets sold which do make this a sweepstake with good odds of winning something. Ticket prices start at $100 or can be bought in a 3 pack ($250) or 5 pack ($375). Tickets can be share purchased with up to three names per ticket.

To put it in simple terms, there are 15,350 prizes to be distributed in 2017. Players can buy one or several out of 375,000 tickets. Taking into consideration the number of drawings and the availability of add-ons, Princess Margaret Home Lottery has odds of 1 in 25 that a ticket is going to be a winning one.

What Can I Win at Princess Margaret Home Lottery?

The Princess Margaret Home Lottery awards have varied over the years. Here’s a breakdown of the things that players can win in 2017.

The top prize is a beautiful home and a cash sum of 1 million dollars. The total value of the two components is 5.25 million dollars.

Additional prizes include one boat, one Ferrari 488 GTB, a 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, a 2018 Porsche Macan, a 2018 BMW 430i and a 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250.  Apart from these prizes, there are also vacations and leisure prizes that come in the form of smart TVs, speakers, laptops, headphones, video cameras, and gift cards.

Players are free to either take the respective prize or request its cash equivalent. In the case of the Ferrari, for example, the cash equivalent will be 360,000 dollars. For specific prizes, there aren’t a cash alternative and the object itself will have to be accepted. More information about the possibilities is available on the lottery’s official website.

The good news is that lottery prizes aren’t taxable in Canada, which means that players will be left with the sum that’s announced. Players have six weeks from the date of the drawing to make a prize claim.

About Princess Margaret Home Lottery

The Princess Margaret Home Lottery was set up years ago to fund cancer research, education, and home care. These folks are amazing and are recognized internationally in the fight against cancer.

All of the money from ticket purchases goes to the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The foundation is responsible for covering all expenses connected to running the lottery and paying out prizes to the winners.

Whatever remains in the form of income is made available to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Ever since 1996, the lottery has contributed more than 355 million dollars to the centre, which enables cancer research and better treatments. In fact, through the years, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has become one of the top five cancer research facilities in the world.

What Else Does Princess Margaret Home Lottery Offer?

As already mentioned, there are a few cool add-ons on top of the standard drawing prizes. Let’s take a more in-depth look at each:

1). The 50/50 add-on: whenever this add-on is activated on top of the standard ticket purchase, the player will become eligible for an additional amount that comes with a guaranteed minimum of 1 million dollars. During one of the game’s editions, the 50/50 add-on was linked to a cash prize of 3.5 million dollars.

2). The 100 days of winning add-on: this additional possibility comes with 125 prizes that players could potentially claim. Of these, there are 25 holiday cash prizes of 5,000 dollars, 85 daily cash prizes of 10,000 dollars and 15 Friday cash prizes each one totaling 20,000 dollars.

Information about the drawings, the prizes, as well as an add-on prize calendar can be seen on the lottery’s official website. The 100 days of winning add-on, for example, is valid from June to September 15, 2017.

Complaints at Princess Margaret Home Lottery

People have complained at the amount of advertising that comes in the mail. Get on the list, and you’ll be receiving their brochures over and over and over again. Some have suggested that if they used even half of what they must spend on mailing, this would increase their ability to fund research.

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The Bottom Line at Princess Margaret Home Lottery

This is sweepstake that offers pretty good odds at a hefty price. If you have 100 dollars to spare, you may want to give it a try because you can win some fun prizes while supporting cancer research. Here are some of the most significant Princess Margaret Home Lottery advantages:


High odds of winning any prize (approximately 1 in 25)

The official lottery that is organized by a reputable entity

The funds generated through ticket sales go to support cancer research

There are multiple drawings, each one coming with specific prizes

For some of the prizes, players can decide whether to get the item or opt for cash

All of the prizes are quite impressive

Add-ons can be activated to win additional items and cash prizes

There are no taxes applicable to Canadian lottery prizes


The game isn’t a regular one; there are only a few drawings per year

Some of the prizes cannot be switched to cash

The tickets are pretty expensive

Only available in Canada’s Ontario, no opportunity for online ticket purchases

Princess Margaret Home Lottery is legitimate, and it does support a fantastic cause If you have some interest in winning a beautiful house or a Ferrari, this may be the lottery for you. Keep in mind that tickets come at a hefty price. Even though the odds are favorable, this is still a problem you have to be mindful of.