Those hoping to get their hands on some Dream Lottery tickets are out of luck.
Officials with the lottery announced Wednesday afternoon that all tickets were sold out ahead of Thursday’s bonus draw sales deadline.
Dream Lottery is a joint venture of Children’s Health Foundation, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and London Health Sciences Foundation.
Participating retail stores and hospital foundations were to stop selling tickets by the end of June 6, to ensure it was taking orders totaling the number of tickets authorized by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
Dream lottery says the 50/50 prize pool could exceed $1 million this week, which surpasses last fall’s record of $960,690. Tickets for the 50/50 are unlimited and available until the final sales deadline Thursday, July 5, even though Dream Lottery tickets have sold out.
Now that Dream Lottery tickets are sold out, the dream homes will close to the public in order to maximize net proceeds to the beneficiary hospitals.
Dream Lottery supports local hospitals in southwestern Ontario and has raised more than $31.8 million since 1996 for technology and equipment, research, and medical education and training.
Ticket orders can be made by phone at 519-488-7100 and online at dreamitwinit.ca. Information about ticket prices, prizes, important dates and contest rules are online.