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Manitoba Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery

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Have you ever considered buying a lottery ticket but hesitate, because you don’t want to pay money with only a small percentage of possibility that you’ll see a result from the outlay? Charity lotteries are the answer. Dozens of charities for good causes operate in Canada on a regular basis, giving you multiple opportunities to put your money towards a good cause as you hope for a win.

Some of the most exciting Canadian charity lotteries include:

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Tri-Hospital Dream Lottery of Manitoba

Three Winnipeg hospitals have joined forces to create the biggest grand prize lottery in Manitoba history. The Tri-Hospital dream lottery is combined effort by Winnipeg’s Children’s Hospital, the Health Sciences Centre and the Boniface Hospital Foundations to raise money while, simultaneously, offering a prize that’s valued at over $51.5 million dollars. Jon Lyon, president and CEO of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, explained the concept behind the lottery, saying “our three hospitals have a tremendous impact on the quality of care we provide to our loved ones through life-saving technology, research discoveries, or helpful programs and services for families.” When you purchase a ticket to the Tri-Hospital Dream lottery you might win the early bird prize – a trip on a private jet to New York City or Phoenix, Arizona, plus $50,000 cash, or one of the grand prizes of either a Foxridge home in Winnipeg or a luxury Maric home package in Winnipeg, together with  tons of cash. There’s also a prize of a cottage just north of Gimli that includes 250 feet of lakefront on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. The draw is divided into sections, with a 50/50 Plus draw that organizers expect to grow up to $1.7 million, with the winner taking home half. There are also Big Apple Plus prizes in which daily winners throughout the month of August can choose $3,600 Apple prizes which include iPads, iPhones, Apple watches and Apple TVs.

 

Canadian Cancer Society Daily Daffodil Lottery

 

The Canadian Cancer Society Daily Daffodil Lottery is an annual lottery which supports cancer research in Canada. Tickets cost $100 each with group ticket purchases available in bundles of 3 for $250 or 5 for $375. The number of tickets is limited to 95,000 so the odds of winning this lottery are relatively good — 1 in 353. According to OLG rules you must be in Ontario to purchase a ticket. But ticket sales are available online or through the customer service number at1 866 727-2024. Prizes include $1 million cash giveaways, a 2016 Cadillac SRX plus a 2016 Cadillac ATS with a cash payout of $10,000,  a 2016 Jaguar XF PLUS a $10,000 cash payout, a 2016 BMW Z4 Roadster plus a $10,000 cash payout, a 2016 Porsche Boxster plus a $10,000 cash payout, a 2016 Mercedes Benz SLK 250 Roadster plus a $10,000 cash payout, a 2016 Audi Q5 plus a $10,000 cash payout, a 2016 BMW 228i Cabriolet plus a $10,000 cash payout, a 2016 Land Rover Discovery plus a $10,000 cash payout, or $50,000 cash. Winners will be announced on June 17th 2016.

 

Great Saskatchewan Red Cross Lottery

The Saskatchewan Red Cross is present during disasters, helping individuals and families to recover from natural disasters that displace them from their homes. The organization’s goals are to improve the lives of vulnerable people by providing food, shelter and clothing to individuals who need emergency assistance. In addition to safe place to sleep, warm clothes to wear and food to eat the Red Cross provides. essentials like diapers and eyeglasses so affected individuals and families can focus on rebuilding their lives. The Red Cross of Saskatchewan operates an annual lottery in which the proceeds go towards assisting the organization meet these goals. Prizes include free vacations and cash payouts. There are also birthday bonuses with draws held monthly for individuals whose birthdays fall during those times.

SPCA Lotteries

Many SPCAs (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) run lotteries to support their activities of supporting homeless, neglected and abused animals in the community. The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA lottery sells tickets for $15 or 2 for $20, 3 for $25, 4 for $30, 5 for $35, 10 for $65 or 20 for $130. Prizes are cash rewards.

 

The BC SPCA gives away $100,000 annually in their lottery which aims to raise funds so that they can meet their mission of helping animals in need. The SPCA of BC uses the funds for medical care, sheltering, neutering and spaying services, advocacy, adoption, foster care programs and other services for abused and homeless animals in SPCA shelters throughout British Columbia. Tickets prices are $25 each, three for $60 and five for $90. Daily cash prizes are presented throughout the month including $5,000 ‘Lucky Mutt Monday’ prizes. Players might also win a $5,000 prize on a ‘TGIF’ Fridays.

 

Play for Real Money Online

You can play for real money online and keep your winnings or donate them to the charity of your choice when you play at the Canadian online casino. The online casino is a freemarket casino, meaning that it is licensed and regulated by international regulatory agencies but is not bound by the obligations to give part of the revenues to any specific Canadian province.

For players who want to combine their entertainment activities with charitable donations, this means that they have the chance to contribute to the non-profit of their choice while enjoying the advantages that come from higher payout values and a bigger game selection.

Statisticians note that the house edge among land-based casino sites and provincial gambling corporations is dozens of points higher than the house edge offered by freemarket casinos. This means that when you win big, you win a much larger portion of the pie.

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I began reporting on Canada's land-based casinos in the early '90s when the casinos' popularity started to grow among both Canadian and foreign gamblers. Throughout over 2 decades of reporting, both for print journalism and TV news shows, I documented different casino trends, beginning with the small casino venues which popped up on First Nation Reserves and expanding to reports of deluxe casino sites which can now be found in almost every major Canadian cities. Today I serve as a confidant of Canadian casino owners and operators who look to me to help them decide where to build new casinos, which games to feature and how to expand casino entertainment options for Canadians. I was the first Canadian writer to identify the impact that the new cybercurrencies would have on Canadian casinos. This work has helped the casinos prepare for the new payment methods in a timely fashion.