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Dream Cottage Lottery 2018

Grand Prize is a fully furnished Dream Cottage valued at $125,000.
Cash prize in lieu of Dream Cottage package is $65,000 if the ticket has TAG or $55,000 if no Tag on the ticket.

  • Tickets: 1 name only; same name; on all tickets
  • Must be 18 years old to purchase a ticket.
  • Grand Prize Draw: July 31, 2018
  • Grand Prize is a 2 bedroom, modular Dream Cottage.
  • Tag for your chance to win the Furniture & Appliances: add Tag to your ticket(s) and win the Furniture & Appliances with the Dream Cottage. If Winner opts for Cash prize instead, the prize is $65,000 with Tag or $55,000 if no Tag on the ticket.
  • Early Bird Draws will take place at the Big Brothers Big Sisters /Boys & Girls Club office (115 Maher St Miramichi). One Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club and three witnesses will be present for the Draw. The Draw will be videotaped and tickets drawn from a transparent draw barrel. Tickets will be drawn manually by a Board Member who does not have a ticket in the draw.  The winning ticket will be displayed to the witnesses for inspection immediately after it is drawn from the barrel.  Winning Tickets of Early Bird Prizes are returned to the Drum for future draws.
  • Grand Prize Draw will be open to the public and take place at the Dream Cottage located at 189 King St Miramichi, NB. One member of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club will be present to perform the Draw. The draw will be videotaped, and tickets drawn from a transparent draw barrel.  Tickets will be drawn manually by a Board Member who does not have a ticket in the draw.   The winning ticket will be displayed to the witnesses for inspection immediately after it is drawn from the barrel.
  • Following are the draw dates and cut-off times for tickets sales:

Early Bird # 1: Draw Date: April 30, 2018

Early Bird # 2: Draw Date: May 14, 2018

The Final Grand Prize Draw for the Dream Cottage and 100 Bonus Prizes will be held on July 31, 2018 at the Dream Cottage.

  • No Refunds
  • The winner may take Cash Prize of $10,000 in lieu of the 2018 Hyundai Accent in Early Bird Draw # 2. The winner may take a Cash Prize of $65,000 instead of the Dream Cottage if the Ticket had Tag or Cash Prize of $55,000 if winning ticket did not have Tag.  Grand Prize of Dream Cottage: decision to be made by winner within 48 hours of Draw to accept a Cash Prize or the Dream Cottage.
  • The winner is not allowed to sell the Dream Cottage from the display site.
  • The winner is responsible for the Moving Costs of the Dream Cottage (and related costs) from the display site by Aug 31, 2018
  • Not included with Dream Cottage: décor accessories, window coverings.
  • Members of the Board of Directors and paid staff of Miramichi Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club are not permitted to purchase Dream Cottage Lottery Tickets.
  • Total tickets available: 40,000.
  • Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded.
  • Winners consent to the use of their name and photograph for publicity purposes.
  • If the winner has not been located within 90 days of the draw, after publicly advertising this fact, the Agency will write to the Dept. of Public Safety -  Gaming Commission requesting permission to allocate said prizes for use by  Miramichi Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club.
  • Tickets for Dream Cottage Lottery are sold only in New Brunswick.
  • Tickets purchased online or by telephone must be mailed to a residential address in New Brunswick.

Lottery License:    023539256002

How can tickets be purchased?

By phone:
Local: 778-2444
1-855-778-2444

Order by mail to:
Dream Cottage Lottery
Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys & Girls Club
115 Maher St Miramichi NB E1N 4B4

Order online at:
WinDreamCottage.com

Order In person:

  • at the Dream Cottage (New location: by Petro Canada Hwy 11 right beside Portage Restaurant)
  • at the office of Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club 115 Maher St
What is the mailing address to purchase tickets?

Please send mail to:
Dream Cottage Lottery
Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club
115 Maher St Miramichi, NB E1N 4B4

What methods of payment are accepted?

Cheque, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Amex Cash purchases and debit card purchases are also available at the Big Brothers Big Sisters / Boys & Girls Club office and at the Dream Cottage.

What are the ticket prices?

1 ticket for $25    Tag $5
4 tickets for $75    Tag $15
10 tickets for $100    Tag $20
25 tickets for $200    Tag $25

How many Dream Cottage Lottery tickets are available in total?

There are 40,000 tickets printed.

How long will it take to receive the ticket in the mail?

Please allow 2 – 3 weeks.

How and when will the winners be notified of what they have won?

Winners will be contacted via telephone immediately following the draw. Winners will also be listed: On our website, On our Facebook & In our Newsletter.

What are the prizes to be won?

Early Bird # 1
10 Prizes of $1,000 Gas & Groceries on April 30, 2018

Early Bird Draw # 2
2018 Hyundai Accent or $10,000 Cash on May 14, 2018

Grand Prize
Dream Cottage on July 31, 2018 or $65,000 if ticket has Tag. Lessor cash prize option of $55,000 if no Tag played.

100 Bonus Draws
Prizes of

  • 10 Google Home
  • 10 FitBit Blaze
  • 10 BOSE Micro Speaker
  • 10 InstaPot
  • 10 Canon PowerShot Elph I90
  • $100 gift cards from Swiss Chalet (10 prizes), Tim Horton's (10), Cineplex (10), A&W (10), Pizza Delight (10)

Total Prize Value: $150,000

Can we visit the Dream Cottage?

Yes, Dream Cottage is located at its new location: by Petro Canada Hwy 11 right beside Portage Restaurant.

How many years has this lottery been active?

26 years.

What is the total retail value of all prizes?

$150,000

What is the Dream Cottage lottery license number?

Licence # 0235392 56 002

Is the ticket price tax deductible / do you get a tax receipt?

The ticket is not tax deductible and no tax receipt is issued as per Canadian Revenue Agency Rules and Regulations.

Who cannot purchase tickets?

Members of the Board of Directors and paid staff of the Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club Miramichi are not permitted to purchase or accept Dream Cottage Lottery Tickets.

Can tickets be put in the name of a corporation or business?

Yes. An individual’s name must be included as the contact person. Should the ticket be a winner, the prize will be awarded to the corporation or business.

Can I choose a specific ticket number?

No. Ticket numbers are consecutive.

How many names can be put on a ticket?

One Name Same Name

What happens if I lose my ticket or I can't find it?

You do not need your ticket to claim your prize. We have all the necessary information to verify the winner. Your name, address & phone number is recorded in the database along with your ticket number. If you have the winning ticket number, you will be contacted by phone. If we cannot speak to you in person, you will receive your prize letter to claim your prize. Photo identification is required to claim your prize.

When and How are the Draws held?

The Early Bird Draws will be held at the office Big Brothers Big Sisters /Boys & Girls Club. Following are the draw dates and cut-off times for tickets sales:

  • Early Bird # 1: Draw Date: April 30, 2018
  • Early Bird # 2: Draw Date: May 14, 2018

The Final Grand Prize Draw for Dream Cottage and 100 Bonus Draws will be held on July 31, 2018 at the Dream Cottage. 

How will the Early Bird Draws be conducted?

Draw will take place at the Big Brothers Big Sisters /Boys & Girls Club office (115 Maher St Miramichi). One Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club and one member of the public will be present to witness. The draw will be videotaped, and tickets drawn from a transparent draw barrel. Tickets will be drawn manually by an individual who does not have a ticket in the draw. The winning ticket will be displayed to the witnesses for inspection immediately after it is drawn from the barrel.

How will the final draw be conducted?

Draw will be open to the public and take place at the Dream Cottage (New location: by Petro Canada Hwy 11 right beside Portage Restaurant).

One member of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club will be present to perform and witness. The draw will be videotaped, and tickets drawn from a transparent draw barrel.

Tickets will be drawn manually by an individual who does not have a ticket in the draw.

The winning ticket will be displayed to the witnesses for inspection immediately after it is drawn from the barrel.

What are the proceeds of the Lottery used for?

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