Frequently Asked QuestionsIS MY TICKET PURCHASE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
No. Prizes won are not taxable. Therefore a ticket purchase cannot be used as a tax deduction.IF I WIN A HOME DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN IT OR CAN I SELL IT?
Once a home is awarded to the winner they do not have to live in it. Any prize won can be sold if the winner wishes to do so. The title for a home may be registered in anyone’s name.DO I HAVE TO PAY TAX ON ANY WINNING?
Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada.IS THERE CAPITAL GAINS TAX ON A PROPERTY IF I SELL IT?
Winning real estate is considered a lottery prize, not a capital gain. Lottery winnings are not taxable in Canada. We recommend that you contact a tax or legal professional with specific questions.DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY PRIZE OR CAN I JUST TAKE THE CASH?
Prizes must be accepted as awarded, except where indicated in the brochure that there are cash alternatives. Cash alternatives exist for the following prizes: All vacations and vehicles. Please refer to your lottery brochure or click here for detailsIF I WIN BUT I CAN’T TRAVEL, CAN I GET THE CASH?
All vacation prizes will be awarded as cheques and do not have to be used towards travel.HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY PRIZE?
We ask that all winners claim their prizes within six (6) weeks if possible. Prizes must be claimed within twelve (12) months of the draw date.WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT PICK UP MY PRIZE IN PERSON?
Arrangements may be made to have a prize shipped to you “freight collect”, or if someone other than the winner will be claiming the prize on the winner’s behalf, the winner must provide written and signed authorization along with the original prize winning letter.CAN SOMEONE WHO LIVES OUTSIDE ONTARIO OR OVERSEAS BUY A TICKET?
The lottery is intended for Ontario residents. Ticket buyers must be in Ontario at the time of order and provide an Ontario mailing address.HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO ORDER A TICKET?
Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets cannot be ordered in the name of a minor.ARE THE PRIZES DONATED?
No. All prizes are purchased by The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation using the tender process.WHAT ARE THE APPLE MANIA PRIZES?
Order your tickets by Midnight, February 8 to be eligible to win one of 30 Apple ipad Minis. The Apple Mania Draws will take place on February 18, 2013.WHAT IS THE VIP PRIZE?
Order your tickets by Midnight, February 22 to be eligible for the VIP Prize: A luxury vacation for two to the Turks & Caicos or take $19,445 CASH! The VIP Draw will take place on March 4, 2013.WHAT IS THE BONUS PRIZE?
Order your tickets by Midnight March 22 to be eligible for the Bonus Prize: $50,000 worth of Gold Bullion. The number of ounces to be awarded will be based on prevailing gold market price, as published by the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA’s PM Gold Fix price) on the date of the awarding of the prize.HOW ARE WINNERS NOTIFIED?
The Bonus Draw will take place on April 5, 2013.
All winners are notified in writing as to what they have won and how to claim their prize. Major prize winners will be published in the Toronto Star and a complete list of all 24,667 prize winners will be posted online at PrincessMargaretLotto.com on May 9 or May 30. A printed list of winners is available upon request. Call 1-800-542-8813 or e-mail email@example.com.WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE?
There are 24,667 prizes and only 357,000 tickets available. 1 chance in 357,000 tickets x 24,667 draws equates to approx. 1 chance in 15 to win a prize.THE PHONES ARE ALWAYS BUSY – WHAT IS GOING ON?
Due to the tremendous response to the program the lines are full. Please keep trying or visit one of the lottery kiosks at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General or Toronto Western Hospitals or one of the many outlets listed on the back of the brochure OR place your ticket order online by visiting our website at PrincessMargaretLotto.com.WHERE ARE THE PRIZE HOMES AND WHEN ARE THEY OPEN?
The prize homes are located in Vaughan, Waterdown, Markham, Downtown Toronto, Collingwood, Chandos Lake in The Kawarthas and Tory Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. The homes in Vaughan, Waterdown, Markham, and Collingwood are open for viewing. Refer to the brochure for location maps, opening dates and viewing hours. Virtual tours will be posted for showhomes at PrincessMargaretLotto.com. The showhomes in Vaughan, Waterdown and Markham open on Friday, February 15. The Collingwood showhome opens on Saturday, March 2. The condo prizes, Kawarthas Cottage and Haliburton Cottage prizes are not open for viewingWHEN DO THE SHOWHOMES OPEN AND CLOSE?
The five Greenpark showhomes open for viewing 7 days a week starting Friday, February 15, Mon – Fri 1pm – 8pm: Weekends and Holidays: Noon – 5pm. The Collingwood showhome is open for viewing 7 days a week starting Saturday, March 2, Mon to Thu 1pm – 6pm Fri & Weekends: noon – 5pm Holidays: 1pm – 5pm ( Closed Easter Sunday). The showhomes will close for viewing following a sellout being declared or by the Final Ticket Sales Deadline. The condos and cottage prizes are not open for viewing. Please check the lottery website at PrincesMargaretLotto.com for viewing hours, maps and other info.I HAVEN’T RECEIVED MY OFFICIAL TICKET / IT CONTAINS A SPELLING/ADDRESS ERROR
Please allow 2 weeks for your application to be processed. Ticket purchasers who have not received their OFFICIAL TICKET in the mail after this time or who wish to report a misspelled name or address on an OFFICIAL TICKET should call 1-800-542-8813.WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A “BAD” PAYMENT WAS MADE FOR A TICKET (e.g. CHEQUE NSF)?
One week is allowed between the ticket sales cutoff and the start of the draws. This time period allows for all forms of payment to be verified and processed. 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. If for any reason a payment is returned, the ticket will be deemed invalid if payment cannot be verified prior to the start of the draws.WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO ORDER A TICKET?
Those not eligible to order a ticket are: Board members and employees of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Home Lottery ticket sales staff, Members of the UHN Board of Trustees and Executive Team, PMCC executive team; licensed gaming suppliers providing services to this program and all of their immediate family members residing in the same household.IF I WIN, IS MY TICKET STILL IN FOR THE OTHER DRAWS?
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy. 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. The Foundation does not trade, rent or sell any personal information to third parties. If you wish to be removed from our contact list, please call 1-866-631-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for our full privacy statement and click here for a complete set of rules. Prize winners consent to the use of their name and photograph by the licensee for publicity purposes.WHAT IS CARBONZERO?
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is a proud partner of Carbonzero, supporting emissions reduction projects and the fight against climate change. We will be carbon offsetting all vehicle and vacation prizes. Now you win and so does the environment for more information, please visit www.carbonzero.ca.HOW WILL PROCEEDS FROM THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER CENRE HOME LOTTERY BE USED?
Proceeds from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery will be directed to Personalised Cancer Medicine programs at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Visit our proceeds page for more info.I HAVE MISPLACED MY HOME LOTTERY TICKET. AM I STILL ELGIBLE FOR THE DRAWS?
Yes. The official Home Lottery ticket is a receipt of purchase but you do not need it in hand to be entered for the prize draws. All ticket numbers sold will be represented in the draw drum by a token with the corresponding ticket number that matches information on the ticketholder in the database.DO I HAVE TO ORDER A HOME LOTTERY TICKET IN ORDER TO PLAY THE CASH CALENDAR?
No, there is no requirement that you order a Home Lottery ticket to play the Cash Calendar.I DIDN’T ORDER CASH CALENDAR TICKETS WHEN I ORDERED MY HOME LOTTERY TICKETS. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN THE CASH CALENDAR?
Yes, you can place your Cash Calendar ticket order at any time prior to the ticket deadline of May 9, 2013.WHAT ARE GUIDELINES REGARDING NUMBER OF NAMES ON A HOME LOTTERY TICKET AND PAYMENT TERMS?
All tickets in a 3-pack or 5-pack must contain the same information. Up to three names can appear on a Home Lottery ticket. Only one form of payment may be used per purchase. Ticket numbers will be issued in sequential order.HOW MANY NAMES CAN APPEAR ON A HOME LOTTERY TICKET?
Up to three names can appear on a Home Lottery ticket.WILL DRAWS BE TELEVISED ON CP24?
Yes. Draws for the top valued prizes will be televised on CP24 on the applicable draw date, depending on the sellout date of the lottery. Please refer to your lottery brochure for detailed information.HOW MANY HOME LOTTERY TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are only 357,000 Home Lottery tickets available.HOW DOES THE PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER FOUNDATION (PMCF) ARRIVE AT THE RETAIL VALUES OR PRIZES ADVERTISED IN ITS LOTTERY PROGRAMS?