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2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery Main Ticket and Draw Information:

1. The 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery main ticket prices are a Single ticket is $100, 2-Pack price is $175, 4-Pack price is $300 and 8-Pack price is $500. Only 61,400 tickets will be sold.

2. There are over 3,300 total prizes to win in the main lottery. Total retail value of main lottery prizes is $2,260,878.93 (excluding taxes) for the Main Lottery.

3. All persons participating in the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

4. The Loyalty Bonus cutoff date for main ticket sales will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Midnight. 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.

5. The Ultimate Bonus cutoff date for main ticket sales will be Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Midnight. The 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.

6. The Early Bird cutoff date for main ticket sales will be Friday, March 9, 2018 at Midnight. The 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.

7. The Final main ticket sales cutoff for all remaining prizes will be Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Midnight. All remaining main prize draws will begin on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and continue until completed. These draws will be in order of ascending retail value. All draws will take place at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation at C1026-409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

8. The Grand Prize cutoff date for ticket sales will be Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Midnight. The Grand Prize draw will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Everett Atrium located at 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

9. In the event the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery sells out prior to Midnight, Friday, March 9, 2018, the following alternative draw dates will be used except for the Loyalty Bonus and the Ultimate Bonus draws as noted above. The Early Bird Prize draw will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:00 am at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation office, C1026-409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB. All remaining main prize draws excluding the Grand Prize draw will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. and continue until completed. These draws will be in order of ascending retail value. All draws will take place at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation at C1026-409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2H 2A6. The Grand Prize draw will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Everett Atrium at the St. Boniface Hospital 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6.


Grand Prize Rules

10. The Grand Prize winner will have until Monday April 23, 2018 to make their selection of their choice options.

11. Title transfer for the Early Bird home Option the Irwin Homes condo located at 408-3411 Pembina Highway in Winnipeg, Manitoba would be on or before June 29, 2018; Grand Prize Option 1 the Gino Homes house located at 34 Willow Brook Road in Winnipeg, Manitoba would be on or before June 1, 2018; for Grand Prize Option 2 the Hearth Homes house located at 5 Southdown Lane in the Taylor Farm development in Headingley, Manitoba would be on or before August 15, 2018; for Grand Prize Option 3 the custom built Gino Homes house located at 6 Southdown Lane in the Taylor Farm development in Headingley, Manitoba would be on or before June 1, 2018; for Grand Prize Option 4 the Hearth Homes located house at 31 Chaikoski Court in Ridgewood West in Winnipeg, Manitoba would be on or before August 15, 2018 and the Watermark Condo located at 225–15 Park Place in the Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos BC would be on or before July 1, 2018; for Grand Prize Option 5 a custom built home by Gino Homes located at 35 Chaikoski Court in Ridgewood West in Winnipeg, Manitoba would be on or before June 1, 2018.

12. Due to housing market fluctuations, the market value of the real estate prizes may rise or diminish over time. Winner or charity is not entitled to the difference, if any, between the stated and actual market value at the time the prize is awarded


50/50 PLUS™ Draw Info

13. 50/50 PLUS™ tickets prices are a Single ticket for $15, 6-Pack for $30 and 20-Pack for $60 will be sold to generate a maximum of $1,500,000 in gross revenue. Winner will receive 50% of gross revenue to a maximum of $750,000. The 50/50 PLUS™ Minimum prize guarantee is $100,000.

14. 50/50 PLUS™ tickets can only be purchased if a 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery main ticket has been purchased.

15. The 50/50 PLUS™ ticket sales cut off is midnight, Thursday, March 22, 2018 or earlier if Main tickets are sold out. The 50/50 PLUS™ draw will take place Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation at C1026-409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

16. In the event that the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery Main tickets sell out before Midnight, Friday March 9, 2018, the draw for the 50/50 Plus™ Draw will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Room C1026 409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2H 2A6.


Big Score Plus™

17. Big Score Plus™ ticket prices are a Single ticket for $20, 4-Pack for $40 and 8-Pack for $60. A maximum of 86,000 tickets will be sold. Tickets purchased will be eligible for all 69 draws that include the 52 Big Score Daily draws, 16 Big Score Friday’s draws and the Ultimate Big Score draw.

18. Total retail value of the Big Score Plus™ prizes is $162,000 (excluding taxes).

19. The Big Score Plus™ tickets can only be purchased if a 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery main ticket has been purchased.

20. The Big Score Plus™ ticket sales cut off is midnight, Thursday, March 22, 2018 or earlier if the Main lottery tickets sell out. All Big Score Plus™ draws (except for the Ultimate Big Score draw) will take place Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation at C1026-409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB. There will be 52 Daily Big Score Draw winners and 16 Friday Big Score winners for the first 68 prizes awarded. Winners names will be posted daily on the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery website www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca.

21. The Ultimate Big Score draw will take place on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation at C1026-409 Taché Ave., Winnipeg, MB.

22. All Big Score Plus draw dates will remain as indicated above regardless of an early sellout.

23. Big Score Daily prizes 52 winners of $1,000 Cash each.

24. Big Score Friday prizes 16 winner’s will have the choice of Prize Option 1 Jets Away Game for Two (2) plus airfare and two (2) nights accommodation plus $700 cash (valued at $5,000) or Prize Option 2 a Seven (7) Day Caribbean Getaway for Two (2) Adults (valued at $5,000) or Prize Option 3 $4,000 Cash. Winnipeg Jets away game tickets are subject to availability and non-transferable.

25. The Ultimate Big Score winner will have the choice of Prize Option 1 – 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 an 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.


Other Rules:

26. The 50/50 Plus™ and Big Score Plus™ tickets are available for purchase by any main ticket purchaser throughout the program. The addition of 50/50 Plus™ and/or Big Score Plus™ ticket’s will only be accepted online at purchase.stbmegamillionchoices.ca/top-up after the initial purchase and must be purchased by the ticket deadline. All purchasers will require their initial order number and postal code to add additional 50/50 Plus™ and Big Score Plus™ ticket(s) to their original order. Additional purchases will be in the name of the original ticket purchaser and will be mailed to the address on the original purchase.

27. All draws except for the Grand Prize draw, will be made using Random Number Generator software (RNG). The Grand Prize draw will be made by hand using a draw drum and numbered tokens corresponding to each ticketholder in the database.

28. Each ticket purchase is issued in only one person’s name and prizes will be issued only to the name of the person on the ticket. The person whose name is on the ticket is responsible for distributing any prizes in the event of a group purchase winning. All ticket packs are considered a single purchase and all tickets are issued in one person’s name.

29. The official ticket is a receipt of purchase. It is the responsibility of ticket purchasers to ensure that they receive their ticket(s); however, participants do not need their ticket(s) in hand in order to be included in the respective draw(s). Tickets cannot be refunded once draws commence.

30. Each winner, as a condition of accepting any prize, may be required to sign a declaration and release confirming such winner’s eligibility to participate in the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery and releasing the Foundation from all Claims, which may arise from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded.

31. For all travel prizes, winners and guest(s) must travel together on the same itinerary. The winner and his/her guests must be a Canadian resident to qualify for the prize. The winners and his/her guests must have the right to enter the destination. A minimum of one (1) person, either the winner or guests, must hold a valid credit card to cover any incidentals or any requirements that may be required at the hotel. The prize winner shall not be entitled to receive, in cash, certificate or otherwise, the balance of any amount representing the difference of the prize retail value and actual cost. No frequent flyer miles will be available.

32. Tickets can only be purchased within the Province of Manitoba. All non-residents must purchase tickets in-person at one of the ticket sale locations.

33. The 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

34. Ticket requests will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

35. All payments must be made in Canadian dollars.

36. 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 Foundation has the right to charge persons $30 to cover NSF administrative costs.

37. A complete list of all prize winners will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and a complete list of all winners will be published online at www.stbmegamillionchoices.ca in a timely manner after the final Grand Prize draw has been completed. If the lottery should sell out before Midnight, Friday, March 9, 2018, a complete list of all prize winners will be published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Upon request to the Foundation office a listing of winners will be provided.

38. All prizes are tax-free. The 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery ticket purchases are not tax deductible and no charitable donations receipts will be issued, as per Canada Revenue Agency regulations.

39. If the Grand Prize winner chooses one of the homes as the Grand Prize option, the Land Transfer Tax and the costs of transferring the home to the winner would be borne by the Foundation.

40. The Foundation reserves the right to use winners’ names and photos in communication, promotional and media materials.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. All unclaimed prizes become property of the 2018 Mega Million Choices Lottery after a period of three months once notification of winning tickets have been sent by mail or by email followed by one telephone call.

44. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure the mailing address on their ticket is correct.

45. Each ticket is eligible to win one prize in each prize category. A Prize category is defined as each group of identical prizes on the official list of prizes. After each prize category draw is completed, all tickets go back in the draw for the next prize category draws.

46. All prizes must be accepted as awarded.

47. Vacation packages are non-transferable, include all taxes and where applicable, airfare from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Travel packages must be selected by the winner(s) within 14 days of being notified of the prize options, and travel must be booked within 4 weeks of prize notification. All vacation travel prizes for draws are based on availability and some restrictions, blackout dates and conditions may apply. Travel must be completed by March 30, 2019 for any of the travel options. Travel insurance is included and must be taken by all travelers.

48. Prizes awarded may not be exactly as illustrated in any advertising.

49. Winners may be required to present picture identification to claim their prize.

50. The Foundation reserves the right to refuse purchasers.

51. All ticket holders have the right to witness the draws.

52. All main prize draws will be drawn in order of ascending retail value.

53. The liability of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation is limited to the ticket price paid.

54. For draws 3304 (Luxe Barbecue Package), 3306 (Advance Package) and 3307-3309 (Vehicle or Cash Packages), selection of prize must be made by the winner by April 21, 2018.

55. For the Early Bird draw options: selection of the vehicle prize must be made by the winner by April 21, 2018; selection of the vacation prize must be made within 14 days of being notified of the prize options; and selection of the condominium prize must be made by Monday, April 23, 2018.

56. For the Loyalty Bonus and Ultimate Bonus draw options: selection of a vehicle prize must be made by the winner by April 21, 2018; and selection of a vacation prize must be made within 14 days of being notified of the prize options.

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