Dream Lottery returns to London, Ont. with grand prize option unveiling

Designers say the 'dream home' on Upper West Avenue lends a blend of luxury living and modern-day convenience. Andrew Graham / Global News

If a “dream home,” $1,000,000 or a “vacation for life” package strikes your fancy, you now have a chance to turn your wishes into reality.

The Dream Lottery launched its fall edition on Tuesday with the unveiling of one of several grand prize options for its lucky winner.

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Designed by Bridlewood Homes in partnership with 12|26 Design Co., the west London “dream home” is a fully furnished, 3,311-square-foot space that combines luxury living and modern-day convenience.

Valued at just under $1,600,000, the home boasts an interior design that is warm, liveable and brimming with natural light thanks to plenty of large windows brightening up the inside.

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The main floor comes equipped with adjustable-height tables that the home’s designers say allow for formal dining, a grand buffet or an opportunity to lounge with guests.

The upper level contains a grand entrance to its principal bedroom suite, which features an ensuite complete with large-format tile, ceiling-mounted towel bars and wall-to-wall sheers.

On top of three upper-level bedrooms, the house also contains a large office space and a balcony to overlook the view in west London.

Since its inception 25 years ago, the Dream Lottery has raised more than $47 million for local hospitals through the Children’s Health Foundation, the London Health Sciences Foundation and St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation.

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LHSF CEO and president John MacFarlane says proceeds from the charity have funded countless benefits for health care in the region, including “cutting-edge research” and “state-of-the-art equipment.”

“You know what the great thing about this particular lottery is? All the money stays right here in the London region,” MacFarlane added.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has fuelled concerns from charities and non-profits over a potential shortage of donations, MacFarlane says the Dream Lottery has been able to weather the storm.

“I think what happened in the last 18 months is people saw there was a real huge need as a result of COVID. They see the stress on our front-line workers, they see the stress on all of our health-care workers and say, ‘We need to help,'” MacFarlane said.

“And true to form, everybody stepped up and we sold out in no time.”

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The other grand prizes include a “dream home” designed by Wastell Homes that sits in north London’s Sunningdale neighbourhood. Participants also have a chance to win a “vacation for life” package, which consists of a $150,000 gift certificate from Robert Q, a 2022 Airstream Atlas RV and $500,000 cash.

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The grand prize winner can opt for $1,000,000 in cash instead.

Participants also have a chance to win a variety of other prizes through the lottery’s early bird draw, 50/50 draw or calendar draw.

Tickets can be purchased over the phone at 519-488-7100 or online via the Dream Lottery’s website.

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