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Dream Lottery unveils luxury home in north London with Mike and Sherry Holmes as special guests

L-R: Sue and Doug Wastell (Wastell Homes, home builder), Mike and Sherry Holmes, Ron Mikula (LHSC), Sara Steers (Child's Health Foundation), Alfonso Campos Reales .
L-R: Sue and Doug Wastell (Wastell Homes, home builder), Mike and Sherry Holmes, Ron Mikula (LHSC), Sara Steers (Child's Health Foundation), Alfonso Campos Reales . St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation / Submitted

A steady string of people lined up outside 2397 Meadowlands Way on Saturday afternoon to catch a glimpse of a lucky winner’s potential new home.

Dream Lottery opened the doors to another luxury home in north London that’s worth over $1.62 million in hopes of encouraging visitors to test out their luck and buy a lottery ticket that could offer them the keys to the house.

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Alongside visitors, two well-known Canadian contractors and TV personalities, Mike Holmes and daughter Sherry Holmes, also toured the French country farmhouse-style home.

“Oh, it’s a stunning home,” Sherry told 980 CFPL. “I would love to participate and win this home!”

Sherry Holmes has made numerous appearances and co-hosted several home-building shows, including Roof it Right, Holmes + Holmes, and Home to Win.

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Her father, Mike, is the executive producer and host of ReTooled, and is an internationally well-respected contractor.

“I like that the workout room is a part of the room,” Mike Holmes tells 980 CFPL. “I think it’s family-oriented to work out together… It’s a healthy home.”

All proceeds for the Dream Lottery will go towards supporting the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), the LHSC’s Children’s Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation.

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Sara Steers is with the Child’s Health Foundation, and she says Dream Lottery plays a massive role in sustaining London’s health care system.

“At Children’s Hospital, 90 per cent of the new equipment is supported by our community funds that we raise,” she says, “and [the hospital] needs a couple million [dollars] every year.”

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Ron Mikula, the chair of the board at the LHSC, tells 980 CFPL the lottery has always provided great care and extras for the hospitals.

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“It’s undesignated money that we can use for things that the hospitals just can’t normally [afford] to buy.”

Mike Holmes could only describe this as a ‘win-win-win’ situation.

“Somebody wins the house, somebody wins the furniture, and the hospitals win by the participation of the community,” he said.

Dream Lottery says it’s 50/50 sale has hit a quatre of a million dollars, and its ticket and calendar sales are busting out at a record pace.

The winner of the grand prize draw will be determined on Jan. 8, 2020.