Featuring a spectacular dream home plus plenty of other possible prizes up for grabs, the annual Hospitals’ Lottery is underway.
For a third year, officials are partnering with Sorento Custom Homes for the Hospitals’ Lottery Dream Home – valued at $839,900 – which is located at 105 Larratt Close in Red Deer.
There are also 145 prizes to be won at a value of more than $1.1 million, said Alaine Martin, events manager with the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, adding that all proceeds from this year’s lottery will be used to purchase innovative patient care beds that improve safety, comfort and functionality while reducing pain, pressure points and skin breakdown.
The new beds will go a long ways to making a real difference in patient care at the hospital, said Martin.
To that end, the dream home is among the finest the Lottery has featured in the annual event.
“It’s the grandest home we feel we have ever offered – of course, every year we say that. But we are really happy with this house,” she said to supporters gathered in the house’s elegant and spacious living room area during the Friday’s launch.
Folks can drop by for a look at the house through to April 30th from 1 to 5 p.m. daily. Starting May 1st, hours will run Wednesday to Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Located in the community of Laredo, the bungalow features 3,494 sq. ft. of finished living space.
Bill Robinson of Sorento Custom Homes said being involved with the Hospitals’ Lottery gives his company the chance to help give back to the community – not only through the price of the home but also through all the trades that worked together to help bring it to fruition.
“It’s a good cause and we are very fortunate to be involved,” he said.
From the unique modern exterior to the 18 ft. vaulted ceilings, this home is a stunning example of creative architectural design and functionality, officials say.
Also, this year’s early bird prizes are – three prizes of $25,000 cash. There is also the Hospitals’ MegaBucks 50 Raffle with a minimum cash pay-out of $100,000. Last year’s winner took home more than $224,000, officials pointed out.
As to a sampling of the multitude of other prizes available, they run the gamut from a living room furniture package, a dining room furniture package, gas for one year, groceries for one year, a master bedroom furniture package and a his and her’s custom golf package among others. Of course, there are a few brand new vehicles in the mix as well, including a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab Sport 4X4, a 2017 Ford Mustang GT and a 2017 Harley Davidson FLHR Road King.
The early bird cut-off for ticket sales is May 14th at 11 p.m. with the draw taking place on May 30th.
The final ticket sales cut-off is June 18th at 11 p.m. and the final draws start at 9 a.m. on July 7th at the dream home.
Tickets are $35 each, three for $75, five for $100 or 15 for $250.
Hospitals’ MegaBucks 50 tickets are $10 each, 10 for $25 and 25 for $50.
For ticket information, call 403-340-1878 or toll-free outside of Red Deer 1-877-808-9005. Visit www.hospitalslottery.com.