Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mega Million Choices Lottery?

Manitoba’s 2021 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 64,600 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 156,000 Big Score Plus™ tickets will be offered for sale.

How much are tickets?
  • 2021 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 2021 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.purchases.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 $2,100,000 in gross revenue, the winner will receive 50% of gross revenue to a maximum of $1,050,000. The 50/50 PLUS™ minimum prize guarantee is $150,000.

What is the Big Score Plus™?

For the month of April 2021, there will be four (4) Big Score Plus™ daily winners of $1,000 Cash each for a total of 116 winners.

There will be four (4) Big Score Final Plus™ Winners of $10,000 each.

Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Thursday March 18, 2021. The Big Score Plus™ and Final Draws will take place on Thursday April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

In the event that the 2021 Mega Million Choices Lottery Main tickets sell out before midnight, Thursday March 4, 2021, the draws for the Big Score Plus™ will take place on Friday March 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Room C1026 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB. In the event the Foundation is unable to perform the draws at the Foundation office due to COVID 19 restrictions, the draws would take place at 440 Cherrywood Road in Winnipeg, MB.

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

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 – In person sales are not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium – In person sales are not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

At London Drugs in the St. Vital Mall – In person sales are not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions. 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) – In person sales are not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • 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
  • St. Vital Co-op Food Store, 850 Dakota St., Winnipeg, MB

Shoppers Drug Mart Stores (Winnipeg Locations) – In person sales are not currently available due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Please check individual store locations for hours of operation.

  • 1050 Leila Ave Unit 102 (Garden City)
  • 100-235 Vermillion Rd
  • 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)
  • 520-350 North Town Rd (Bridgwater)

Shoppers Drug Mart Stores (Rural Locations) Please check individual store locations for hours of operation.

  • 230 Main St.-Selkirk, MB
  • 124 E 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 have 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 info@stbmegamillionchoices.ca

Prize Information:

How many prizes are there in total and what is the total prize value?

There are 3,036 prizes in the main lottery

The total retail prize value is $2,266,735.96 (excluding taxes).

Loyalty Bonus
2020 Ford Escape SE AWD (valued at $34,849) or 2021 Nissan Rogue S AWD (valued at $34,715) or $25,000 Cash

Ultimate Bonus
2021 Chevrolet Traverse AWD Premier (valued at $57,908) plus a $5,000 Custom Jewelry Experience or a 2020 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD (valued at $58,099) plus a $5,000 Custom Jewelry Experience or $50,000 Cash

Early Bird
1 Winner:
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 3LT (valued at $100,398) plus a 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD High Country (valued at $83,508) plus a 2021 Bayliner VR4 with trailer (valued at $46,500) or a 2021 Leisure Van Unity U24MB and E-Bikes (valued at $222,000) plus $5,000 Cash or a Bloom & Timber Condo by Irwin Homes located at 202-1505 Molson St. in Winnipeg, MB (valued at $219,000) plus a 2021 Honda HR-V Sport AWD (valued at $35,447.95) plus $10,000 Cash or $200,000 Cash

25 Winners:
$1,000 Cash each

Grand Prize Choices

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 1
A stunning home by Signature Homes to be built at 387 Willow Creek Rd in Bridgwater Trails in Winnipeg, MB (valued at $972,171) plus a 2021 Volvo S60 T5 R Design (valued at $58,545) plus a Backyard Escape Package including a Pool by Geller’s Design (valued at $375,000) plus a $50,000 Wiens Furniture Gift Certificate plus $50,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 2
A home by J&G Homes to be built at 25 Hanlon Crescent in Brandon, MB (valued at $535,000) plus a stunning cottage to be built at 138 South Bay Drive in Onanole, MB (valued at $339,500) plus a 2021 Honda Ridgeline Touring (valued at $58,107.55) plus a 2021 Honda Pilot 7P Touring with 5K Tow Package (valued at $66,557.95) plus a 2021 Harris HCX220 Cruiser Pontoon Boat with Trailer (valued at $95,861) plus a 2021 Heyday WT-2 with Trailer (valued at $95,732) plus Two (2) 2022 Ski Doo Backcountry 850 with Trailer (valued at $37,888) plus a $50,000 Wiens Furniture Gift Certificate plus $225,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 3
A gorgeous Surfside Yacht Suite Ocean cottage located at 34C-1000 SookePoint Rd in Sooke, BC (valued at $1,059,900) plus a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro RWD Convertible ZL1 (valued at $80,598) plus a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD High Country (valued at $78,203) plus a 2021 Jayco Classic C Melbourne 24 LP (valued at $225,000) plus $70,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 4
A beautiful home by Hearth Homes to be built at 39 Crocker Place in Charleswood in Winnipeg, MB (valued at $685,000) plus a 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum 4WD (valued at $87,125) plus a 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum 4WD (valued at $86,925) plus a 2021 Jayco Class C Melbourne Prestige 24 LP (valued at $225,000) plus a 2021 Harris HCX230 Cruiser Pontoon Boat with Trailer (valued at $95,861) plus a 2021 Heyday WT-2 with Trailer (valued at $95,732) plus a $50,000 Wiens Furniture Gift Certificate plus $180,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 5
A beautiful home by Irwin Homes located at 30 Will’s Way in East St. Paul, MB (valued at $770,000) plus a 2020 Nissan Titan Crew Cab Platinum Reserve (valued at $75,765) plus a 2020 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve (valued at $79,485) plus a 2021 Jayco Class C Prestige 24 LP (valued at $225,000) plus Two (2) 2022 Ski Doo Backcountry 850 with Trailer (valued at $37,888) plus a 2021 Honda SXS1000 5 Seater with Trailer (valued at $28,949) plus a $50,000 Wiens Furniture Gift Certificate plus $240,000 Cash

GRAND PRIZE CHOICE # 6
$1,200,000 CASH

More Lottery Prizes

Apple Watch Series 6 GPS 44mm (valued at $569.99) or a Garmin Forerunner 645 Watch (valued at $579.99) or $500 Cash

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (valued at $1,699) or a $1,600 Cabela’s Gift Card or $1,000 Cash

Weber Summit E-470 Gas Grill (valued at $2,950) or a Samsung 65-in QLED 4K Smart TV (valued at $2,999.99) or $2,000 Cash

Samsung 75-in QLED 8K Smart TV (valued at $6,499.99) or a $6,000 Custom Jewelry Experience or $5,000 Cash

Luxe Outdoor BBQ Kitchen Package (valued at $12,599) or a $12,000 His and Hers Custom Jewelry Experience or $10,000 Cash

2021 Harley-Davidson FatBoy (valued at $26,199) or a 2021 Lund 16’Angler with trailer (valued at $25,300) or $20,000 Cash

2021 Ford Mache E (valued at $55,735) or 2021 Nissan Leaf SV Plus (valued at $53,285) or $40,000 Cash

200 – $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Card or $80 Cash
1000 – $100 Tim Hortons Gift Card or $80 Cash
500 – $100 London Drugs Gift Card or $80 Cash
200 – $100 Jets Gear Gift Card or $80 Cash
400 – $100 Cabela’s Gift Card or $80 Cash
200 – $100 Bombers Store or $80 Cash
500 – $100 Red River Co-op 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?

In the event the Foundation is unable to perform the draw at the Foundation office due to COVID 19 restrictions, the draws would take place at 440 Cherrywood Road in Winnipeg, MB.

Loyalty Bonus
Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Thursday January 28, 2021
The Loyalty Bonus draw will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 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 11, 2021.
Ultimate Bonus draw will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 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, Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Early Bird draw will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:30 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 18, 2021.
Main Draw: All remaining main prize draws will begin on Wednesday April 7, 2021 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 18, 2021.
The 50/50 PLUS™ Draw will take place on Thursday, April 8, 2021 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 18, 2021.
The Grand Prize draw will be held on Tuesday April 8, 2021 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 18, 2021
All the Big Score Plus draws will take place on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB. There will be 116 Daily Big Score Plus™ winners and 4 Big Score Final winners for a total of 120 winners. Winners names will be posted daily on the 2021 Mega Million Choices Lottery website www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca

Big Score Final Plus™
Cut-off date for ticket sales is Midnight Thursday March 18, 2021.
The Big Score Final Draws will take place on Thursday April 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave, Winnipeg, MB.

What if the 2021 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out early? Will that change the draw dates?

Yes. If the 2021 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out prior to Midnight, Thursday March 4, 2021, the following alternative draw dates will apply:

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

Early Bird Draw: Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
Main Draws: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Grand Prize: Thursday March 18, 2021 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?

Please check the website for show home availability and hours.

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 20, 2021 and in case of a sell out before midnight on Thursday March 4, 2021, will be published in the Free Press on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

How long do I have to claim my prize?

The winner of the Loyalty Bonus Draw # 1 will have up to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 24, 2021 to make their selection of their choice options. 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.

The winners of the Ultimate Bonus Draws # 2 will have up to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 10, 2021 to make their selection of their choice options. If notification has not been given to the Foundation by then a cheque will be mailed out to the winners for the cash option value.

The winner of the Early Bird Draw # 3 will have up to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 31, 2021 to make their selection of their choice options. 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. Title transfer of the Condo located at 202-1505 Molson Street in Winnipeg, MB would be on or before May 1, 2021 should that choice be taken.

The winners of draws 3029 to 3035 will have up to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 20, 2021 to make their selection of their choice options. If notification has not been given to the Foundation by then a cheque will be mailed out to the winners for the cash option value.

Winners of the Gift Card or Cash option prizes Draws 29-3028 will have up to 12:00 p.m. on Monday June 7, 2021 to make their selection. If notification has not been given to the Foundation by then a cheque will be mailed out to the winners 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 2021 Mega Million Choices Lottery.

What is done with the 2021 Mega Million Choices Lottery proceeds?

Proceeds from the 2021 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 2021 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 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 info@stbmegamillionchoices.ca 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 info@stbmegamillionchoices.ca or call our call centre at 1-855-256-7203.

SAY YES TO

St-Boniface Hospital Foundation

STAY CONNECTED

Subscribe for Updates