FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

4,228 Prizes will be awarded, valued at over $2.8 Million. Chances of winning 1 in 20!

Grand Prize Showhome
510 McCabe Lake Drive, Indigo Shores at McCabe Lake
PLUS $50,000 Cash

Grand Prize Cottage
64 Skipper Hill Drive, Chester Basin
PLUS $15,000 Cash
PLUS Deluxe Golf Package from Chester Gold Club

WHEN ARE THE DRAWS?

Bonus Prize Ticket Sales Deadline: Midnight, March 23, 2018
Bonus Draw Date: April 3, 2018*
Bonus Prize Winner Announcement: April 4, 2018

Early Bird Ticket Sales Deadline: Midnight, April 27, 2018
Early Bird Draw Date (if necessary): May 8, 2018**
Early Bird Winner Announcement: May 9, 2018

Final Ticket Sales Deadline: Midnight, May 18, 2018
Final Draw Date (if necessary): May 29, 2018***
Grand Prize Winner Announcement: May 30, 2018

TICKETS SOLD PRIOR TO BONUS DEADLINE
All tickets sold by midnight, March 23, 2018, will be eligible for the Bonus draws on April 3, 2018. The draws will take place between 11:00am and noon at the offices of Deloitte LLP, located at Purdy's Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 1500, Halifax, NS, B3J 3R7.

IF ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD PRIOR TO BONUS DEADLINE
*In the event all tickets are sold by the Bonus deadline of midnight, March 23, 2018, then all draws would take place on April 3, 2018 between 8:30 and 10:00am at the offices of Deloitte LLP, located at Purdy’s Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 1500, Halifax, NS, B3J 3R7. The Bonus Prize draws as well as the Early Bird Prize draw would be conducted first, then followed by draws for all remaining prizes in order of retail value beginning with the prizes of least retail value. All of these draws would utilize the recently approved RNG software.

The top two valued prize draw announcements would be produced between 10:30am and noon on April 4, 2018 from the Grand Prize Showhome. The Grand Prize Showhome is located at 510 McCabe Lake Drive. The live-to-tape announcement will air on CTV's News at 5 later that same day.

IF ALL TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD PRIOR TO BONUS DEADLINE BUT ARE SOLD BY THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
**In the event all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline of midnight, April 27, 2018, then all remaining draws would take place on May 8, 2018, between 8:30am and 10:00am at the offices of Deloitte LLP, located at Purdy's Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 1500, Halifax, NS, B3J 3R7. The first draw would be for the Early Bird Prize. This would be followed by draws for all the remaining prizes in order of retail value beginning with the prizes of least retail value. The approved RNG software will be used to generate the winning numbers.

The top two valued prize draw announcements would be produced between 10:30am and noon on May 9, 2018, from the Grand Prize Showhome. The Grand Prize Showhome is located at 510 McCabe Lake Drive. The live-to-tape announcement will air on CTV's News at 5 later that same day.

IF ALL TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD PRIOR TO EARLY BIRD DEADLINE
***In the event tickets remain after the Early Bird deadline, then only the Early Bird draw would be made on May 9, 2018, between 11:00am and noon at the offices of Deloitte LLP. Ticket sales would continue until the final sales deadline of midnight, May 18, 2018.

All remaining draws would take place on May 29, 2018, between 8:30 and 10:00am at the offices of Deloitte LLP located at Purdy's Wharf, Tower II, 1969 Upper Water Street, Suite 1500, Halifax, NS, B3J 3R7. Draws would proceed in order of retail value beginning with the prizes of least retail value. The approved RNG software will be used to generate the winning numbers.

The top two valued prize draw announcements would be produced between 10:30am and noon on May 30, 2018, from the Grand Prize Showhome. The Grand Prize Showhome is located at 510 McCabe Lake Drive. The live-to-tape announcement will air on CTV's News at 5 later that same day.

Each ticket purchased before the Bonus deadline will be eligible for all 4,228 prizes. Tickets purchased after the Bonus deadline but before the Early Bird ticket sales deadline are eligible for 4,218 draws. Tickets purchased after the Early Bird ticket sales deadline will be eligible for the remaining 4,217 draws.

The Bonus Prize winners, Early Bird winner and the Grand Prize winners will be contacted by phone and letter. All 4,228 winners are contacted by letter to advise of what they have won and where and how to claim their prize. All winners will be given 90 days to claim their prize. Subsequent draws will be made in the event that prizes are not claimed within 90 days. Those winners will forfeit their claim on the prize(s) after 90 days, and any unclaimed prizes will go back to the QEII Foundation for further fundraising endeavours.

HOW DOES THE 50/50 ADD-ON WORK?

The 50/50 Add-On must be ordered in conjunction with your Home Lottery ticket. 50/50 tickets can be added on to your home lottery ticket in the following price points: Single for $10, five for $25 or fifteen for $50. The Add-On purchase must take place at the time of the original order. Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original QEII Home Lottery order date.

The 50/50 prize value will depend on the nature of sales (the more 50/50 Add-Ons sold, the higher the value of the prize). The winner will take half the pot and the QEII Foundation will take half. Visit QE2HomeLottery.com to watch the pot grow! The minimum payout to the winner is guaranteed to be at least $250,000.

HOW DOES THE 100 DAYS OF WINNING CASH CALENDAR ADD-ON WORK?

The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar Add-On must be ordered in conjunction with your Home Lottery ticket. 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar tickets can be added on to your home lottery ticket in the following price points: Single for $25, three for $50 or six for $75. The Add-On purchase must take place at the time of the original order. Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original QEII Home Lottery order date.

The 100 Days of Winning Cash Calendar consists of 100 cash prizes of $2,500 to be given out daily starting June 1, 2018 until September 8, 2018.

HOW ARE THE WINNERS NOTIFIED?

All winners are notified in writing by Deloitte LLP. The letter explains what they have won and how to claim their prize. A list of top winners will be posted online at www.QE2HomeLottery.com. If all tickets are sold by the Bonus deadline, the list of winners will be published April 13, 2018. If tickets remain after the Bonus deadline, and if all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline, the list of winners will be published May 19, 2018. If tickets remain after the Early Bird deadline, the list of winners will be published June 8, 2018.

CAN SOMEONE WHO LIVES OUTSIDE NOVA SCOTIA OR OVERSEAS BUY A TICKET?

Tickets must be purchased and mailed within the province of Nova Scotia. This lottery is intended for residents of Nova Scotia.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT PICK UP MY PRIZE IN PERSON?

Arrangements may be made to have a prize shipped to you freight collect. Arrangements can also be made for someone else to claim your prize with your written approval.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF A "BAD" PAYMENT WAS MADE FOR A TICKET (I.E. NSF CHEQUE)?

Only tickets that have been paid for and/or have been verified as paid for are eligible to be entered for the respective draw(s).

More than one week is allowed between our ticket sales deadlines and the date of the draws. This time period allows for all forms of payment to be verified and processed. If for any reason a payment is returned, the ticket will be deemed invalid if payment cannot be made prior to the draw.

IF I WIN, IS MY TICKET STILL IN FOR OTHER DRAWS?

Yes, after each draw, including the Bonus and Early Bird Draws, the winner is recorded and the ticket number goes back for the next draw.

IS MY TICKET PURCHASE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

No. Ticket purchases are not tax deductible.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY PRIZE AS IS OR CAN I JUST TAKE THE CASH?

Prizes must be accepted as awarded. There are no cash substitutes unless otherwise stated. Prizes are transferable.

IF I WIN A HOUSE DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN IT OR CAN I SELL IT?

Once a home is awarded to a winner, they do not have to move in. Any prize can be sold if the winner wishes to do so. The title for a home may be registered in anyone's name.

ARE LOTTERY WINNINGS TAXABLE?

Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada. For further details regarding the sale of such goods, please seek professional counsel.

IF I WIN A VACATION PRIZE BUT CANNOT TRAVEL, CAN I JUST TAKE THE CASH?

No, although travel prizes are transferable, so you may give it to someone else.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY PRIZE?

All prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the applicable draw date. After 90 days, a second draw must be made for any unclaimed prizes as outlined by the Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority.

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?

Purchasers must be at least 19 years of age.

ARE THE PRIZES DONATED?

No, all prizes are purchased by the QE2 Foundation using the tender process.

HOW CAN MY CHANCES OF WINNING REALLY BE 1 in 20?

Each ticket is entered in the lottery for ALL draws. There are 4,228 prizes and only 82,000 tickets available. 1 chance in 82,000 tickets x 4,228 draws equates to 1 chance in 20.

HOW MUCH WILL THE HOSPITAL MAKE AND HOW WILL IT BE USED?

The projected profit of The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation is approximately $3 Million. Proceeds will be used to fund a number of important patient care initiatives within the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

INQUIRIES REGARDING TICKET PURCHASE (i.e. I have not received my official ticket in the mail; There is a spelling or address error on my official ticket; etc.)

For inquiries regarding the status of tickets already purchased, please call Deloitte LLP directly at 1-800-471-6786.

WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE A TICKET?

The following, including their spouse and any related or dependent person residing in the same household, are prohibited from purchasing a ticket: The QEII Foundation Board members, Honorary trustees, Foundation staff and partners and employees of Deloitte LLP and its affiliates. Purchasers must be at least 19 years of age. Intended for residents of Nova Scotia.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH MY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU COLLECT?

Personal information collected will be used to fulfill ticket orders, provide information on our future lotteries, contact prize winners and publicize the names of prize winners. QEII Foundation does not sell, trade or lease your personal information. If you wish to be removed from our contact list, please call 1- 800-471-6786.

HOW DOES THE CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LEGISLATION AFFECT YOUR LOTTERIES?

The primary purpose for sending our Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) is to raise funds for our charity. Under the CASL legislation, charities are considered exempt when sending CEMs for this purpose.

HOW CAN I UNSUBSCRIBE FROM YOUR EMAIL LIST?

You have the option to unsubscribe at any time by calling 1-800-471-6786 or emailing nslotterycs@deloitte.ca.

WHY DO I HAVE MORE THAN ONE BROCHURE MAILED TO MY HOUSE?

If you are a previous buyer, you will have received a marketing brochure providing an early opportunity to purchase tickets before public advertising begins. Once public advertising begins, a brochure is mailed to all residents of Nova Scotia. If you have received more than one brochure specifically addressed to you, this could be due to different names or different ways of recording the address used when previously purchasing tickets. If you will like to update/remove an address, please contact the lottery at 1-800-233-4877.

HOW IS PURCHASING A TICKET DIFFERENT THAN MAKING A DONATION?

Lotteries are a ticket purchase in a game of chance and under the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines no tax receipt can be offered. In every facet of our business, we approach fundraising and lottery events in the same manner—to be as cost-effective and as successful as we can possibly be in order to elevate health care for the people in the community we serve.

HOW MUCH MONEY DID THE QEII FOUNDATION RECEIVE FROM THE LOTTERIES IN 2017?

The net revenue from the QEII Foundation lottery programs in 2017 was approximately $6 million. Since 2003, the lotteries have raised over $60 million in net revenue (proceeds), which has been directed to health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. This money has gone directly to help strengthen care for patients at the QEII, in all 10 buildings across both the Halifax Infirmary and VG sites.

All ticket purchase revenue from QEII Home Lotteries is directed to the QEII Foundation. The QEII Foundation then pays for the expenses associated to running the lotteries, which includes the purchase of grand prize properties and other prizes, marketing, call centre support, insurance and licenses. The QEII Foundation carefully examines balancing the risk and reward of running each lottery in its goal to raise significant funds to advance health care in Nova Scotia. All lottery expenses comply with the rules and regulations established by the governing body, Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority.

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