Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mega Million Choices Lottery?

Manitoba’s 2019 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 131,000 Big Score Plus™ tickets will be offered for sale.

How much are tickets?

2019 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:
2 tickets for $20
8 tickets for $40
30 tickets for $60

Big Score Plus™ ticket packages are:
2 tickets for $20
5 tickets for $40
10 tickets for $60

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

No, you must buy one of the 2019 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, 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 www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca/top-up or by phone at 1-855-256-7203 after the initial purchase and must be purchased by the ticket deadline. All add-on purchasers will require their initial 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 $2,000,000 in gross revenue, the winner will receive 50% of gross revenue to a maximum of $1,000,000. The 50/50 PLUS™ minimum prize guarantee is $150,000.

What is the Big Score Plus™?

For the month of April 2019, there will be two (2) Big Score Plus™ daily winners (except Fridays) of $1,000 Cash each for a total of 50 winners.

On each Friday draw, there will be four (4) Big Score Friday winners for a total of 16 winners with a choice of a trip to any 2019-2020 Winnipeg Jets Canadian location away game (valued at $3,750) plus $250 Cash or $3,000 Cash.

There will be four (4) Big Score Final Plus Winners – choice of a trip to Game 3 or 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final Two (2) Adults, includes Airfare, Hotel, Two (2) Tickets and $2,300 Cash (total value $10,000) or $8,000 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 month of April. It is not a 12-month calendar.

Where can I buy tickets?

Order online at www.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, 2019 Click here for sale locations and times

In the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium
Regular Hours: January 10, 2019–March 21, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.
1050 Leila Ave Unit 102 (Garden City)
2656 Pembina Hwy (Pembina & Dalhousie)
1128 Henderson Hwy Unit 50 (Kildonan Village)
1155 Main St Unit C (Redwood & Main)
795 Keewatin St (Burrows & Keewatin)
3665 Portage Ave W (Unicity)
917 Portage Ave (Portage & Banning)
43 Osborne St (Roslyn & Osborne)
2533 Portage Ave (St. James Shop Ctr)
2211 Pembina Hwy (Pembina Village)
1017 McPhillips St (Mountain & McPhillips)
785 Dakota St Unit 1 (St. Vital Square)
777 Sherbrook St (Sherbrook & Notre Dame)
32-1555 Regent Ave W (Kildonan Place)
710 St. Anne’s Rd (Southglen Shop Ctr)
360 Main St Unit 2 (Winnipeg Square)
6670 Roblin Blvd Unit 14 (Roblin & Dale)
2025 Corydon Ave (Tuxedo Park Shop Ctr)
1122 Pembina Hwy (Pembina & Point)
43 Marion St (Dominion Centre)
100-1155 Concordia Ave (Molson & Concordia)
1120 Grant Ave Unit 6000 (Grant Park)
50 Sage Creek Blvd (Sage Creek)
L178-1485 Portage Ave (Polo Park)
2512 Main St (Main & Red River)
125-393 Portage Ave (Portage Place)
1750 Plessis Rd Unit 201 (Kildonan Green)
1A-3900 Grant Ave (Charleswood Centre)
2160 McGillivray Blvd (Kenaston & McGillivray)

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

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 have to 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 3,710 prizes in the main lottery
The total retail prize value is $2,319,603.75(excluding taxes).

Loyalty Bonus
A 12 Day Mediterranean Cruise of Italy, Croatia and Spain & 9 Night Italian Discovery Trip of Venice, Florence and Tuscany for Two (2) Adults (valued at $27,500) plus $2,500 Cash OR a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LS (valued at $31,165) OR $25,000 CASH

Ultimate Bonus
15 Day Australian & New Zealand Tour for Two (2) Adults (valued at $27,500) plus a 2019 Nissan Qashqai S AWD (valued at $28,540) plus $5,000 Cash OR a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD LS (valued at $61,565) OR $50,000 CASH

Early Bird
1 Winner: 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV HSE (valued at $123,525) OR a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible 3LZ Auto (valued at $126,460) OR $100,000 CASH
100 Winners: $1,000 Cash

Grand Prize Choices

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 1

A Foxridge Luxurious custom designed 3,322 sq. ft. 2-storey home with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a main floor study located at 364 Willow Creek Rd in Bridgwater Trails. Stone and timber exterior, walk-out basement with covered patio, large gourmet kitchen with oversized island (valued at $1,310,000) plus a $50,000 EQ3 Furniture Gift Card plus a 2019 Jaguar F-Type Convertible (valued at $78,722) and $75,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 2

A Hearth Homes Luxury 1821 sq. ft. 3 bedroom raised bungalow, perfectly appointed in Taylor Farm located at 23 Fetterly Way, with a triple car garage finished lower level, and main floor office (valued at $760,000) plus a $50,000 EQ3 Furniture Gift Card plus a 2019 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Raptor (valued at $81,179) plus a 2019 Ford Explorer Platinum (valued at $64,889) plus a Rockwood 2706WS travel trailer (valued at $54,974) plus a 2018 Chaparral 21′ H20 Surf and trailer (valued at $90,078) plus $350,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 3

Two Side-by-Side units located at 20 and 24 Landover Drive, Signature Homes presents the Admiral 2-storey attached plan with gorgeous naturalized lake views in Bridgwater Trails. Each luxury unit is 1,501 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and includes LVP flooring throughout main floor, European style cabinetry, designer lighting package, electric fireplace feature wall, laundry on upper level, flat painted ceilings, rear deck off main floor and walkout basement! Miles of recreational trails are also yours to enjoy right outside the back gate! (valued at $765,000) plus a $50,000 EQ3 Furniture Gift Card plus a 2019 Chevrolet Traverse AWD High Country (valued at $62,430) plus a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab High Country (valued at $67,865) plus a Rockwood 2706WS travel trailer (valued at $54,974) plus a 2018 Chaparral 21′ H20 Surf and trailer (valued at $90,078) plus $350,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 4

A Hearth Homes Gorgeous Elston 1680 sq. ft. Scandinavian design home located at 40 West Plains Drive in Winnipeg. A 2 bedroom and 2 bath raised bungalow, finished lower level (valued at $715,000) plus a $50,000 EQ3 Furniture Gift Card plus a 2019 Nissan Armada Platinum (valued at $75,000) plus a 2019 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab Platinum (valued at $71,300) plus a Rockwood 2706WS (valued at $54,974) plus a 2018 Chaparral 21′ H20 Surf and trailer (valued at $90,078) plus $400,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 5

Side-by-Side at 24 Landover Signature Homes presents the Admiral 2-storey attached plan with gorgeous naturalized lake views in Bridgwater Trails.  This 1,501 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and includes LVP flooring throughout main floor, European style cabinetry, designer lighting package, electric fireplace feature wall, laundry on upper level, flat painted ceilings, rear deck off main floor and walkout basement!  Miles of recreational trails are also yours to enjoy right outside the back gate! (valued at $385,000) plus a Condo at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos and boat slip. (valued at $650,000) plus a $50,000 EQ3 Furniture Gift Card plus a 2019 Jaguar F-Type Convertible (valued at $78,722) plus a 2019 Jaguar F-Pace S (valued at $76,122) plus a 2018 Chaparral 21′ H20 Surf and trailer (valued at $90,078) plus $125,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 6

West Harbour ‘Amarone’ 2,014 sq. ft. 2-storey 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located at 1825 Viewpoint Dr in Kelowna, BC with a Marina Boat Slip (valued at $758,000) plus a $50,000 EQ3 Furniture Gift Card plus a 2019 Jaguar F-Type Convertible (valued at $78,722) plus a 2019 Jaguar F-Pace S (valued at $76,122) plus a 2018 Chaparral 21’ H20 Surf and trailer (valued at $90,078) PLUS $400,000 CASH

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 7

$1,100,000 CASH

More Lottery Prizes

A Disney Trip for a Family of 4 (2 Adults and 2 Children) for Six (6) nights (valued at $7,000) plus $500 CASH OR an Advance Home Theater Solution includes a Samsung 75″ 4K TV, Dolby Atmos Soundbar and a NorStone Khalm TV Stand (valued at $6,898) plus $500 CASH OR $6,000 CASH

Explore Quebec City for Two (2) Adults for Four (4) nights (valued at $9,000) plus $1,000 CASH OR a Luxe BBQ Package includes a Wood Fired Pizza Oven, Weber Propane Gen II e640 and Traeger Pellet Grill Pro 34 (valued at $9,596) OR $8,000 CASH

Six (6) Day Mediterranean Cruise for Two (2) Adults (valued at $9,000) plus $1,000 CASH OR a Winnipeg Jets Suite to a 2019-2020 Home game for 12 people (valued at $6,000) plus $4,000 Cash OR $8,000 CASH

Eight (8) Day “Best of Greece Tour” for Two (2) Adults (valued at $11,500) plus $1,000 CASH OR a 2019 Ski Doo MXZ Port 600 and 2019 Triton XT4.5 Single Place Aluminum Trailer (valued at $12,695) OR $10,000 CASH

2019 Harley Davidson Road King (valued at $25,000) OR a 2019 Chevrolet TRAX LS (valued at $25,745) OR $22,000 CASH

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD Crew Cab LTZ Z71 (valued at $60,015) OR a 2019 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4X4 (valued at $60,751.75) OR $50,000 CASH

600-$100 Tim Hortons Gift Card or $80 Cash
600-$100 Starbucks Gift Card or $80 Cash
600-$100 Red River Co-op Gift Card or $80 Cash
600-$100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card or $80 Cash
600-$100 London Drugs Gift Card or $80 Cash
600-$100 Winnipeg Jets Gear Gift Card or $80 Cash

IMPORTANT CUT-OFF & DRAW DATE INFO

When are the Loyalty Bonus, 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 Friday February 1, 2019 The Loyalty Bonus draw will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 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 Friday, February 15, 2019. Ultimate Bonus draw will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 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 8, 2019. Early Bird draw will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, canC1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB

Final Ticket Sales
Cut-off date for all ticket sales is Midnight Thursday, March 21, 2019. Main Draw: All remaining main prize draws will begin on Wednesday April 3, 2019 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 21, 2019. The 50/50 PLUS™ Draw will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2019 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 21. 2019. The Grand Prize draw will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 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 21, 2019 All the Big Score Plus draws (except for the Ultimate Big Score Plus™ draw) will take place on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB. There will be 50 Daily Big Score Plus™ winners and 16 Big Score Friday winners for the first 66 prizes awarded. Winners names will be posted daily on the 2019 Mega Million Choices Lottery website www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca

Big Score Final Plus™
Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Thursday March 21, 2019. The Ultimate Big Score Plus™ Draw will take place on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB.

What if the 2019 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out early? Will that change the draw dates?

Yes. If the 2019 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out prior to Midnight, Friday March 8, 2019, the following alternative draw dates will apply:

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

Early Bird Draw: Wednesday March 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Main Draws: Begin Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
Grand Prize: Thursday March 21, 2019 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 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 properties in Osoyoos and Kelowna BC will not be open for viewing.

How is the draw controlled?

Draws are conducted in accordance with the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis 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: www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca shortly after all draws have been completed. Also, winners list will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 and in case of a sell out before midnight on Friday March 8, 2019, will be published in the Free Press on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

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 104-3703 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 2019 Mega Million Choices Lottery.

What is done with the 2019 Mega Million Choices Lottery proceeds?

Proceeds from the 2019 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 2019 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 www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca for more information or email lottery@stbhf.org or call our call centre at 1-855-256-7203.

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