Frequently Asked Questions

For enquiries 1-855-256-7203 or email lottery@stbhf.org

What is the Mega Million Choices Lottery?

Manitoba’s 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery is designed to raise funds in support of the St. Boniface Hospital and Albrechtsen Research Centre initiatives, health research and patient care.


TICKETS:


How many tickets are being sold?
  • Only 61,400 Main lottery tickets will be offered for sale.
  • The number of 50/50 Plus™ tickets that can be sold is unlimited because there is no limit to the number a customer can purchase. The 50/50 Plus™ ticket total will be determined by the number sold by the lottery’s final cut-off date or early sell-out date.
  • Only 86,000 Big Score Plus™ tickets will be offered for sale.

How much are tickets?
  • 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery Main ticket prices are:
    • Single for $100
    • 2 tickets for $175
    • 4 tickets for $300
    • 8 tickets for $500
  • 50/50 Plus™ ticket packages are:
    • Single ticket for $15
    • 6 tickets for $30
    • 20 tickets for $60
  • Big Score Plus™ ticket packages are:
    • Single ticket for $20
    • 4 tickets for $40
    • 8 tickets for $60

Can I buy a 50/50 Plus™ or Big Score Plus™ ticket by itself?

No, you must buy one of the 2018 Mega Million Choices Main ticket packages to be eligible to purchase a 50/50 Plus™ or Big Score Plus™ ticket.


Can I buy a 50/50 Plus™ or Big Score Plus™ ticket after I place my original order?

Yes, New This Year! the 50/50 Plus™ and Big Score Plus™ tickets are available for purchase by any main ticket purchaser throughout the program. The add-on 50/50 Plus™ and Big Score Plus™ tickets will only be accepted online at purchase.stbmegamillionchoices.ca/top-up after the initial purchase. All add-on purchasers will require their order number and postal code to add-on to their order. Purchases will be in the name of the original ticket purchaser and will be mailed to the address on the original main ticket purchase.


What is the minimum/maximum payout for the 50/50 Plus™ Draw?

The 50/50 PLUS™ can generate a maximum of $1,500,000 in gross revenue, the winner will receive 50% of gross revenue to a maximum of $750,000. The 50/50 PLUS™ minimum prize guarantee is $100,000.


What is the Big Score Plus™ and the Ultimate Big Score Plus™?

During the month of April and May, the Big Score Plus™ daily winner will choose from one of three prize options depending on which Draw they have won:

  • The Big Score Plus™ Daily Draws: 52 Winners of $1,000 Cash
  • The Big Score Plus™ Friday Draws: 16 Winners will have a choice of a Jets Away Game for Two (2) plus Airfare and Two (2) night accommodation plus $700 Cash (valued at $5,000) or a 7 Day Caribbean Getaway for Two (2) Adults (valued at $5,000) or $4,000 Cash
  • The Ultimate Big Score Plus™ Prize Draw date Thursday May 31, 2018: 1 Winner will have a choice of A Canadian Adventure Tour Package for Two (2) Adults includes Five (5) day Toronto to Vancouver VIA Rail Trip plus a Seven (7) day Alaskan Cruise plus and 11 Day-10 City Escorted Maritime Tour plus $5,000 Cash (valued at $30,000) or a 13 Day tour of Australia & the Great Barrier Reef for Two (2) Adults plus $5,000 Cash (valued at $30,000) or $25,000 Cash

All Big Score Plus™ draw dates will remain the same regardless of an early sellout.


I ordered Big Score Plus ticket(s), why have I not received a calendar?

The Big Score Plus™ are daily draws for the months of April and May. It is not a 12-month calendar


Where can I buy tickets?
  • Order online at stbmegamillionchoices.ca
  • By phone within Manitoba 204-256-7203 or toll-free at 1-855-256-7203
  • By either fax to (204) 231-0041 or mail using this downloadable form. Click here
  • Lottery Mailing Address:
    St. Boniface Hospital Foundation
    PO Box 73 STN Norwood Grove
    208 Provencher Blvd
    Winnipeg, MB
    R2H 3B8
  • At the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation offices during normal office hours starting January 09, 2018
    • In the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium
      Regular Hours: January 10, 2018–March 22, 2018
      Mon–Fri 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. *Extended Hours on Cut off days Hours 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    • At London Drugs in the St. Vital Mall starting January 10, 2018
      Mon to Sat 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sun-12:00-6:00 p.m.
    • Red River Co-op Stores (4 locations) – starting January 10, 2017
      • Grant Park Co-op Food Store, 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB
      • Main Street Co-op Pharmacy, 1441 Main St., Winnipeg, MB Call for hours: 204-586-0007
      • Southdale Co-op Food Store, 77 Vermillion Rd., Winnipeg, MB
      • Vital Co-op Food Store, 850 Dakota St., Winnipeg, MB
    • Shoppers Drug Mart Stores (Winnipeg Locations) Please check individual store locations for hours of operation.
      • 917 Portage Ave. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 100-235 Vermillion Rd.-Winnipeg, MB
      • 2533 Portage Ave.-Winnipeg, MB
      • 3900 Grant Ave.-Winnipeg, MB
      • 1017 McPhillips St.-Winnipeg, MB
      • 125-393 Portage Ave.-Winnipeg, MB
      • 777 Sherbrook St-Winnipeg, MB
      • 1485 Portage Ave Unit L 178 Wpg, MB
      • 710 St. Anne’s Rd. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 1120 Grant Ave. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 6670 Roblin Blvd – Winnipeg, MB
      • 43 Marion St – Winnipeg, MB
      • 1122 Pembina Hwy – Winnipeg, MB
      • 2025 Corydon Ave. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 100-1155 Concordia Ave – Winnipeg, MB
      • 360 Main St. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 50 Sage Creek Blvd – Winnipeg, MB
      • 1555 Regent Ave. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 2512 Main St – Winnipeg, MB
      • 43 Osborne St – Winnipeg, MB
      • 1750 Plessis Rd – Winnipeg, MB
      • 3665 Portage Ave. – Winnipeg, MB
      • 2160 McGillivray Blvd – Winnipeg, MB
      • 1155 Main St. – Winnipeg, MB
    • Shoppers Drug Mart Stores (Rural Locations) Please check individual store locations for hours of operation.
      • 230 Main St.-Selkirk, MB
      • 17 Selkirk Ave.-Thompson, MB
      • 124 Saskatchewan Ave. – Portage la Prairie, MB

What Methods of Payment do you accept?
  • Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard and MasterCard Debit are accepted at all ticket selling venues.
  • Mail in orders can be processed with Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, MasterCard Debit, Cheque or Money Order.
  • In person purchases can paid for with Cash, Debit, Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, MasterCard Debit, Cheque or Money Order.
  • All cheques must be payable to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

What happens if a bad payment is received (i.e. NSF cheque, invalid credit card)?

A ticket is not considered purchased until a verified financial transaction is complete. Ticket requests with cheques returned for insufficient funds (NSF) will be automatically voided. The St. Boniface Hospital Foundation has the right to charge persons $30 to cover NSF administrative costs.


When will my ticket(s) arrive in the mail?
  • Customers will have the choice to receive their tickets via email or mail.
  • Customers who select regular mail, the official ticket will be mailed to the address provided when ordering. Please allow 3-4 weeks for your ticket(s) to arrive.
  • Customers who select eTicket when ordering online or by phone will receive an email to the email address provided within 5 business days.
  • Customers who select eTicket when ordering in person or by mail will receive their eTicket within 10 business days.

How old do I must be to buy a ticket?

You must be 18 years of age or older at time of purchase.


Can tickets be purchased in the name of my minor aged children or grandchildren?

No, tickets cannot be purchased in the name of a minor.


Can non-Manitoba residents buy tickets?

Yes, if you are a non-resident visiting our province you can buy a ticket in person at one of our designated outlets. All sales must take place within Manitoba.


Is my ticket purchase tax deductible?

No, hospital lottery tickets are not tax deductible.


Can I choose a specific ticket number?

No, ticket numbers are consecutive and computer-generated.


How many names can I put on my ticket?

One name only. Tickets are issued in the buyer’s name only and prizes will only be awarded to the buyer. It is the responsibility of the ticket buyer to ensure the mailing address on their ticket order form is correct. The buyer is responsible for distributing any prizes in the event of a group purchase winning.


What happens if I lose my ticket(s)?

You do not need your ticket(s) to claim your prize. Your name, address and phone number is recorded in the database along with your ticket(s) number. All winners receive a prize notification letter in the mail.


I have not received my ticket, am I still eligible for the draws?

Yes. The official lottery ticket is a receipt of purchase but participants do not need their ticket in hand to be included in the draw(s). If you have not received your ticket there may be an error in your email or mailing address. To request a reprint of your ticket, please call (204) 235-3190 or email lottery@stbhf.org


PRIZE INFORMATION


How many prizes are there in total and what is the total prize value?
  • There are 3,310 prizes in the main lottery
  • The total retail prize value is $2,260,878.93(excluding taxes).

Loyalty Bonus
A 12 Day Philippines and Indonesia Adventure for Two (2) Adults, (valued at $25,000) plus $5,000 Cash or 6 Day 2018 Wimbledon Getaway for Two (2) Adults (values at $23,141.74) plus $7,000 Cash or 2017 Ford Escape (valued at $32,789) or $25,000 Cash

Ultimate Bonus
2017 Mustang Details GT Premium Convertible (valued at $61,148) or 2018 VW Atlas (valued at $50,000) plus $10,000 Cash or 5 Day 2018 Italian Grand Prix Experience for Two (2) Adults plus 4 Day 2019 Super Bowl Standard Travel Package for Two (2) Adults (valued at 43,868.70) plus $7,000 Cash or $50,000 CASH

Early Bird
Allure Condominiums is St. Norbert’s by Irwin Homes at 408-3411 Pembina Hwy. Rich wood textures, quartz and granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances set the tone in each professionally decorated unit. Built with Irwin’s signature uncompromising quality (valued at $215,000) plus $15,000 Cash or 2018 R8 Spyder V10 5.2 FSI quattro S tronic (valued at $224,578) or Vacations for Life (valued at $200,000(20 years of travel with $10,000/year)) plus $25,000 Cash or $200,000 Cash

Grand Prize

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 1 Gino’s Homes, Bridgwater Lakes
A Custom Luxury bungalow by Gino’s Homes located at 34 Willow Brook Rd in Bridgwater Lakes (valued at $950,000) plus Existing Furniture, Wall Art, Audio Visual and Appliances (valued at $44,200) plus 2018 Audi Q7 TFSI (valued at $ 94,778) plus 2018 Audi A8 4.0 TFSI (valued at $109,300) PLUS $250,000 CASH (Total Retail Value $1,448,278)

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 2 Hearth Homes, Taylor Farm
A breathtaking raised bungalow by Hearth Homes located at 5 Southdown in the Taylor Farm development in Headingley, MB (valued at $710,000) plus Existing Appliances, Blinds, Drapery panels and Audio Visual (valued at $11,014.29) plus 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum (valued at $62,489) plus 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 (valued at $77,249) plus Two (2) Ski-Doo Renegade Adrenaline 850R ETEC Sleds and Triton XT12-101 Trailer (valued at $34,302.06) PLUS $500,000 CASH (Total Retail Value $1,395,054.35)

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 3 Gino’s Homes, Taylor Farm
A Custom Bungalow by Gino’s Homes located at 6 Southdown Lane in the Taylor Farm development in Headingley, MB (valued at $685,000) plus Existing Furniture, Wall Art, Audio Visual and Existing Appliances (valued at $37,500) plus 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country Crew Cab Standard Box 4WD (valued at $70,380) plus 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Premier 4 Door AWD (valued at $55,430) plus Two (2) Sea-Doo GTX 155 PWC’s with audio system and Triton LTWCII Aluminum PWC Trailer (valued at $36,310) PLUS $500,000 CASH (Total Retail Value $1,384,620)

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 4 Hearth Homes, Ridgewood West PLUS Condo in Osoyoos, BC
A luxurious custom bungalow Hearth Homes located at 31 Chaikoski Court in Ridgewood West in Charleswood (valued at $690,000) plus Existing Appliances, Blinds, Drapery panels and Audio Visual (valued at $13,942.86) plus a Watermark Condo located at 225-15 Park Place in Osoyoos, BC (valued at $447,000) plus 2018 Nissan Titan Crew Cab Platinum Reserve 4X4 (valued at $71,000) plus 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum V6 AWD (valued at $50,000) plus Two (2) Can Am Outlander 570 XT ATV’s and Triton ATV 88 Trailer (valued at $25,270) PLUS $100,000 CASH (Total Retail Value $1,397,212.86)

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 5 Gino’s Homes, Ridgewood West
An impeccable 2-storey family home by Gino’s Homes located at 35 Chaikoski Court in Ridgewood West in Charleswood (valued at $680,000) plus Existing Furniture, Wall Art, Audio Visual and Appliances (valued at $39,500) plus 2018 Chevrolet Suburban Premier 4 Door 4WD 1LZ (valued at $77,925) plus 2018 Nissan LEAF SL (valued at $44,000) plus Rockwood 2702WS 32’ Extended Length with 2 Slide outs and bunks (valued at $51,385.24) PLUS $500,000 CASH (Total Retail Value $1,392,810.24)

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 6
$1,100,000 CASH

More Lottery Prizes

550-$100 Tim Hortons Gift Card or $80 Cash
550-$100 Starbucks Gift Card or $80 Cash
550-$100 Red River Co-op Gift Card or $80 Cash
550-$100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card or $80 Cash
550-$100 London Drugs Gift Card or $80 Cash
550-$100 Winnipeg Jets Gear Gift Card or $80 Cash

1- Luxe Barbeque Company -Weber Backyard Package a Summit E-470 Propane Grill, a Summit Charcoal Grill, a 26″ Kettle Grill and a Travel Q1200 Propane Grill (valued at $5,799.96) or $5,000 Cash

1- 4 Days in Las Vegas for Two (2) Adults (valued at $6,000) or $5,000 Cash

1- Advance Home Entertainment System Samsung 65″ 4K TV plus Yamaha 4K Surround Receiver with Speakers plus Salamander TV Stand (valued at $6,099.97) or $5,000 Cash

1- 2018 Nissan Qashqai SV AWD (valued at $28,500.00) or a 2018 Harley Davidson Fat Boy 114 (valued at $25,399) or $22,000 Cash

1- Manitou Aurora 22 LE Twin Tube Pontoon boat with 90 HP Evinrude ETEC engine and Karavan Trailer (valued at $40,000) or 2018 Chevrolet Impala 2LZ 4 Door Sedan FWD (valued at $43,095) or 2018 Nissan Murano SV (valued at $39,000) or $33,000 Cash

1- 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat (valued at $68,969) or 2018 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring Sport (valued at $60,000) or Chaparral 21 H20 Sport I/O Boat with Trailer (valued at $56,792.00) plus $3,500 in-store credit or $50,000 Cash


IMPORTANT CUT-OFF & DRAW DATE INFO


When are the Mega Loyalty Bonus, Mega Ultimate Bonus, Early Bird, Grand Prize, 50/50 Plus™ and Big Score Plus™ Cut-Off & Draw Dates?
  • Loyalty Bonus
    Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Wednesday, January 31, 2018 The Loyalty Bonus draw will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB
  • Ultimate Bonus
    Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Thursday, February 15, 2018. Ultimate Bonus draw will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB
  • Early Bird
    Cut-off date is Midnight, Friday, March 9, 2018. Early Bird draw will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB
  • Final Ticket Sales
    Cut-off date for all ticket sales is Midnight Thursday, March 22, 2018. Main Draw: All remaining main prize draws will begin on Wednesday April 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. These draws will be in order of ascending retail value and will take place at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB.
  • 50/50 PLUS™
    Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight, Thursday March 22, 2018. The 50/50 PLUS™ Draw will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB
  • Grand Prize
    Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight, Thursday March 22. 2018. The Grand Prize draw will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium located at 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg MB.
  • Big Score Plus™
    Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight, Thursday, March 22, 2018 All the Big Score Plus draws (except for the Ultimate Big Score Plus™ draw) will take place on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB. There will be 52 Daily Big Score Plus™ winners and 16 Friday Big Score winners for the first 60 days of April and May of 2018. Winners names will be posted daily on the 2018 Mega Million Choices website stbmegamillionchoices.ca
  • Ultimate Big Score Plus™
    Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Thursday March 22, 2018. The Ultimate Big Score Plus™ Draw will take place on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB.

What if the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out early? Will that change the draw dates?

Yes. If the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out prior to Midnight, Friday March 9, 2018, the following alternative draw dates will apply:

The Loyalty Bonus and Ultimate Bonus draw dates will remain the same

Early Bird Draw: Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Main Draws: Begin Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
Grand Prize: Wednesday March 21, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium located at 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB.


Can my ticket numbers win more than one prize?

Yes! Each ticket is eligible to win one prize in each prize category. After each prize category draw is completed, all the winners are recorded and their tickets go back in the drum for the next prize category draw.


Does the Mega Million Choices Lottery offer cash equivalents on all its prizes?

Yes, there will be cash options for all prize draws. See our rules and regulations for more information.


Can I see all the homes that are in the Lottery?

The show homes will be available for viewing, please visit our website for dates and times. The Watermark Condo will not be open for viewing.


How is the draw controlled?

Draws are conducted in accordance with the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba.


How will I know if I’ve won? How do I claim my prize?
  • All prize winners will be notified by mail as to what they have won and where/how to claim their prize(s).
  • Cash prizes will be mailed in cheque format to the mailing address on the winner’s ticket.
  • All winners will be required to present their prize notification letter along with a piece of Government issued picture identification when picking up prizes.
  • A full list of winning ticket numbers will be posted on the Mega Million Choices Lottery website: stbmegamillionchoices.ca shortly after all draws have been completed. Also, winners list will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and in case of a sell out before midnight on Friday March 9, 2018, will be published in the Free Press on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

How long do I have to claim my prize?
  • Prizes must be claimed within 3 months.
  • Winners of the Gift card or Cash option prizes Draws 4-3303 will have up to 60 days from the draw date to make their selection. If notification has not been given to the Foundation by then a cheque will be mailed out to the winner for the cash option value.
  • All unclaimed prizes become property of the Foundation after a period of three months.
  • Lottery Customer Relations will follow-up with one phone call or email after the initial prize notification letter has been sent out to try and contact those who have not claimed their prizes after 2 months.
  • Winning ticket holders can request to donate their prize to the Foundation in exchange for a tax receipt equal to advertised retail value of the prize.

What happens if I can’t pick up my prize in person?
  • Cash prizes will be mailed in cheque format. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure the mailing address on their ticket is correct.
  • If requested, prizes will be mailed out to out of town residents.
  • If someone other than the winner is claiming a non-cash prize on the winner’s behalf, the winner must provide written and signed authorization along with the original prize-winning letter and a copy of his/her picture identification.
  • Further details on how to claim your prizes will be included in the notification letter winners receive.

Do I have to pay tax on my prize winnings?

Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada.


Who is not allowed to buy a ticket?

Members of the Board of Directors and employees of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, employees’ household members, and members of licensed gaming suppliers providing services to this program are prohibited from purchasing tickets in the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery.


What is done with the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery proceeds?

Proceeds from the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery are used by the St. Boniface Hospital to provide quality health care and facilitate world-class health research and patient care at the St. Boniface Hospital and Albrechtsen Research Centre.


Why are you giving away millions of dollars in prizes in a lottery?

The 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery provides the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation with a much-needed revenue stream that allows us to fund patient care programs and research activities. The lottery is self-supporting. Ticket sales generate enough revenue to not only cover the entire cost of running the lottery (i.e. prizes, etc.,) but they also provide additional revenues that are then directed to meet the needs the needs of the St. Boniface Hospital.


What is your privacy policy?

All private information collected during running this lottery is governed by the privacy policies of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and the Province of Manitoba. We do not rent, sell or trade their mailing lists to anyone.


If I am on your mailing list what can I expect to receive?

Mailings would include the following:

  • Newsletters
  • Invitations to special events & lectures
  • Information on future lotteries

If I wish to be taken off your mailing list who do I contact?

Simply contact lottery@stbhf.org or call 1-855-256-7203 and request to be taken off the mailing list.


If I have any further questions about the Mega Million Choices Lottery, who do I contact?

Visit our website at stbmegamillionchoices.ca for more information or email lottery@stbhf.org or call our call centre at 1-855-256-7203.

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