Princess Margaret Home Lottery

Princess Margaret Home Lottery

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Numbers to Pick: 1/3/5
Days of Draw: One drawing campaign per year
Average Price: $100
Odds of Winning: 1 in 0.000015
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  1. I would really like to watch the numbers being drawn. Some lottery winning numbers are computer generated.. the old televised ‘Wintario’ numbers were drawn from separate rotating machines that randomly dropped one numbered ball (my preference).. and yet again sometimes winners are drawn from a drum. Problem with the drum is that there’s no guarantee that every ticket was entered in the drum. I suppose there will always be doubters. Also, if a winner is drawn the ticket should absolutely go back in the drum, if it didn’t this would be absolutely false advertising.

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  2. I’m furious. I have made 2 donations for $100 each. Just got my bank statement and was charged $250 that I never authorized. I call them and the lady said I mistakenly authorized a membership. How does she know that? She said every year that amount will be withdrawn from my account. I’m on disability and cannot afford that. They said money will be deposited into my account end of next week. It better be. Anyone else have this issue. So much for a charity. SO disappointed.

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  3. If people think it’s a scam just don’t buy the tickets. I have won a hundred dollars here and there., mind I would love to win a house or car but it’s more about supporting Cancer research.

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  4. I strongly believe the government should look into this matter and investigate, all past winners to see if this is a scam. If these people are using us, people like me who really cannot afford the hundred dollars per ticket and are struggling to buy one believing it’s for and good cause while at the same hoping to win the grand prize or a car, this is definitely wrong oh so wrong. Another problem I have with this Princess Margaret lottery draw is…I was once told that when they pick the tickets for the homes, the condos, cars, 50/50 draws these winning tickets are entered back for another chance to said winners, could someone explain to me WHY that is. Is that really fair to the other ticket holders who also purchased tickets, if this is true and we are being scammed these people should be made to pay us back and go to prison?

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  5. Bought tickets in 3,s so many times but no luck. I had to call to get my tickets. Wonder how names get in draw.

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  6. I spoke to the people that work at this lottery and they are all family related which should be a red flag. One girl is a best friend of the family from school and that’s how she got hired! So if their hiring process is unfair how can this lottery be legit? This lottery is just like OLG the draws are no longer done on live tv do you can see the results are valid unlike in the USA where their lotteries are still fair on live television so you can’t manipulate the results in your favour. It used to be fair many years ago but now it’s all fake even if you look at the numbers that you get since they are never in the range of the big winners! I even tried buying multiple tickets months apart yet my tickets always have numbers that are not in the winning range which doesn’t make sense since numbers should vary if they are bought at different times??? Think about it. FAKE lottery rigged!

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    • Hi, glad u post this observation of the PMH lottery. What is indeed very sketchy n unacceptable is the way the actual drawing of winning tickets are done: Almost secluded / privately.
      Then, only winners are published openly n transparently to public. Year after year same, not the actual drawing of tickets for winners, are shown to members of the Public. Like a place with an auditorium for at least some random members of the public can view / witness. Who are there, independently on behalf of the public, independently, from the LLC Co, or PMH? This lottery draws happen too closed off from the public. While publishing the final declaration / winners only, is made public. Not too fair.

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  7. They are selling double the tickets now. It seems to be about greed now. I’m done buying. When it goes back to 350,000 tickets then I will purchase again…not 750,000

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  8. It definitely is a big scam, keep your money 💰 for yourself, don’t waste money on pmhl. Thanks

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  9. My wife purchased a ticket 2 weeks ago, this morning we are watching the winning ticket announcements and our ticket WAS NEVER SENT TO US, they cashed our payment right away so we should have received our ticket right away, so its obvious we were not in the draw and would like our money back, WHAT A JOKE, BUYER BEWARE, Mike

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  10. An employee of the company I work for in St. Catharines won the Toronto condo prize 4 years ago. We as an employee group won two different years in the past 5 years. None of us are associated with anyone at Princess Margaret. So I don’t consider it a scam or rigged. It’s a game of chance just like going to the casino. I don’t ever expect to win. I buy to support the work they do.

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  11. I think Princess Margaret lottery big Liars and scammers. All house winners are family members or relatives of Princess Margaret Lottery owners. Don’t trust them, font waste your money, The best advice, go and Buy investment. This is Legget. Good luck to everyone

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    • Can you cite your sources? This seems like a bold statement

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  12. My problem was a few years ago I won an expresso machine value $750… ok it was $30 at Walmart when I got it and looked up the code

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  13. I agree. I have played for years never won a thing. However I have won couple small prizes over the years with Heart and Stroke foundation. What else I found peculiar, is one year I called H&S Lottery to purchase a ticket, after the call I hung up and called the Cancer Society Lottery and the same customer service rep who I had just spoke with from H&S, was now answering the call for ticket sales with the Cancer Society Lottery. When I question her on it, she didn’t want to admit it at 1st, but then told me there not supposed to say anything. I have to side not to purchase any more tickets as I believe it is rigged, I have never won a prize, the drawing system is flawed. I don’t believe my money is actually helping cancer but pocketed by the share holders and others involved in the scammed.

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    • Omg really. I never won anything either. The Gov’t should investigate and those people have to return the money. And directors should be charged.

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  14. I’ve bought the tickets for several years and always end up with tickets starting with the digit six. It doesn’t matter if I’ve bought 1 or 5 or at the beginning of the end of the season. I’ve never won anything, while we have people who are repeat winners.
    Something doesn’t sound right here.

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  15. This lottery has jumped the shark for me.

    Remember how it was 10 or 15 years ago? Maybe 7-10 grand prizes, homes in Toronto city and condos, places you could actually decide to live in. Barely 200,000 tickets to compete with some years, rarely much over 300,000.

    Now, only 1 ‘Grand prize’, a massive McMansion outside the city that virtually any winner will have to sell, for a lot less than the advertised “value” of 7 million. Same for the cottage that goes with it. And, incredibly, after selling out in 2020 due to all the Covid cash out there, they have jacked up the ticket float by 50%, to 750,000 tickets!

    Only one grand prize, a website not fully updated, and a default system that only emails tickets unless you take the extra time to request it by mail after you have bought.

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  16. Like others here, I and my mother both have been buying tickets for this lottery for over a decade, and neither of us has won a thing. It’s understandable to not win a lottery, but the “supposed odds” are definitely wrong! Even buying olg you win at least minor prizes once in a while. It’s so disappointing, my mother has mental health issues and wants to support this lottery and cause, but she is now finally seeing that there is something not quite right with it…

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    • I spent $5000 on my lottery tickets. My kids really wanted to win a house. But we did not win anything. I don’t trust all those lottery scammers anymore, this is game for rich billionaires they are laundering money 💰 Lying to us that this is game Ledgett but in reality just scams

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  17. I’ve been buying this lottery for over 15 years and have never won a prize. However, my problem here, there is a lack of accountability and transparency. And why is it that the same people are winning the lottery every year?

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  18. I don’t like anything about how this lottery is run and the lack of transparency on how the funds are distributed.
    Ten years of playing multiple tickets and haven’t won a thing. Rather just contribute directly to a cancer research charity and instead chosen another avenue to gamble away a few bucks.

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  19. Stinks. I as well bought ticket on October 2, 2020, and never received ticket and only found out yesterday being Oct 29 that the draw was sold out and draw moved up.
    Not again

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  20. I have purchased tickets for years and won absolutely nothing. But there are others who have won twice; big ticket items. Sometimes you don’t even get your tickets on time for the early bird draws. I rate it very poor.

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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

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  29. Never received a ticket nor a confirmation online

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  30. 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.

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  31. 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?

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

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  33. 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…

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    • 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?

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  34. 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.

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  35. 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

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

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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.

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  38. 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!!

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  39. 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

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    • 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.

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      • 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

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      • Hi, every year I play and I notice my numbers issued to me always start with 5 and when I checked the winners list nothing..so 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.

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        • 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.

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    • 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, and it is! The Canadian lotto was set up to support a good cause, and today, it offers rewards much bigger than they’ve ever been before.

While previously Princess Margaret Home Lottery winners could expect a top reward in the form of a one-million-dollar property, now the grand prize has been boosted to six million dollars. A drawing is scheduled to take place in the fall of 2020, after which Princess Margaret lottery could undergo another transformation.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s start with the basics to give you a complete idea about the nature of Princess Margaret Lotto.

Is Princess Margaret Home Lottery a Scam and Can You Play It Online?

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 a sweepstake that people buy tickets for. It’s not a cheap one with individual tickets costing 100 dollars.

At the same time, there are several reasons why spending this much money is a good idea.

Princess Margaret Home Lottery was set up 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 center, which enables cancer research ad better treatments. In fact, through the years, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has become one of the top five cancer research facilities in the world.

The second reason why you should give Princess Margaret a try is less altruistic. The odds of winning a prize from that lotto are pretty good. Taking into consideration the nature and the size of the rewards will most definitely justify giving the game a try.

A final question remains to be answered here, and it is whether you can play Princess Margaret Home Lottery online. We’ll check that detail out later on in the review.

Playing the Princess Margaret Home Lottery

The Princess Margaret Home Lottery is an annual sweepstake that hands out both early bird and regular prizes. Princess Margaret Home Lottery has several drawings through the years, each one characterized by a specific top reward. You can check out the lottery’s official website to discover the details about the 2020 schedule and what you could win.

As per the 2020 calendar, for example, there will be an early bird draw on November 17 and final draw (if needed) in December 2020. Early bird ticket sales are discontinued on November 6, and the regular sale cycle for the year is finished on November 20.

All of this sounds cool, but how do you get your tickets?

You will need to order your participation 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. Also, you need to have an Ontario address because the sweepstake is solely intended for local players.

The price of the tickets has already been mentioned, but there are a few ways to get yours cheaper. Princess Margaret Home Lottery offers ticket bundles that are a bit more affordable than the individual playslip.

If you get three tickets, the total cost will be 250 dollars. For five tickets, you’ll need to spend 375 dollars, and a 10-ticket pack will cost you 700 dollars.

There are also mega packs you can use to participate in the different games and drawings. You can learn more about the mega pack at the Princess Margaret lotto official website or by calling their hotline at 1-800-542-8813.

Princess Margaret Lottery Prizes and Odds

There are only 550,000 tickets sold, which do make this a sweepstake with good odds of winning something.  In 2020, Princess Margaret Home Lottery will distribute a total of 16,035 prizes. When you do the math, the odds will come up to a one in 35 chance of winning something, and that’s pretty good!

We did touch upon the additional gameplay and prize-winning opportunities before. Let’s examine them in more detail here, before moving on to the actual prize specifics.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

In terms of prizes, the grand ones are the rewards everybody talks about.

The top reward is a six-million-dollar property that has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. This fantastic house is equipped with a chef’s kitchen, luxurious appliances, a two-storey great room, a study, a fitness center, and a movie theater.

The second big prize is a 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S, accompanied by one million dollars in cash.

Some other cool rewards in 2020 include a 1.4-million-dollar cottage plus 25,000 dollars in cash, 10 Apple loyalty prize packs, season and playoff tickets plus 10,000 dollars in cash, a couple of vehicles, several different vacation packages and more.

Some Information for Princess Margaret Home Winners

Players are free to either take the respective prize or request its cash equivalent. For certain prizes, there isn’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.

Can You Play Princess Margaret Home Lottery Online?

While you do purchase tickets from the Princess Margaret Lotto official website, these will arrive by mail. At the time being, there’s no possibility of buying the tickets online and receiving your digital copy immediately.

If you’re not in Ontario at the time of ticket buying, you will have no opportunity to partake in the game.

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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:

Pros:

High odds of winning any prize

An 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

Cons:

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 an amazing 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.

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