Frequently Asked Questions

Dream Home 2004 Frequently Asked Questions

– About the Dream Home

 What is the total value of the home?

·         The value of the home including upgrades is over $325,000.

 What is the square footage of the home?

·         The main area of the house is 2200 square feet.

 What is the size of the lot?

·         60 feet  x  123 feet

 What are the property taxes per year?

·         To be determined.

 Who designed/decorated the rooms?

·         Lori Bambury from Brush Strokes Interiors, Debra Eady of Elizabeth Harmer Interiors and Sharon Fraser of Studio Finishes.

 What kind of windows?

·         The windows are vinyl casement from Golden Windows.

 What kind of furnace is in the home?

·         It is a high-efficiency Carrier gas furnace

 Where did the furniture and accessories come from?

·         Brush Strokes Interiors with antique furniture from Grace Brothers.

 What stays in the home when it is given away?

·         Everything but the furniture, appliances, drapes and accessories.

·         Dishwasher is included.

 If I win, do I have the option to buy the furniture & accessories?

·         Yes, and you can bid on them in the silent auction which will be located at the Dream Home.

 What if I win the house and want the furniture, but it has been sold in the silent auction?

·         The retailers, in most cases, will be able to order the same, or similar, items for you to purchase.

 Can I participate in the silent auction and how does it work?

·         Yes, anyone can bid on any of the items.

·         The reserve bids are the actual cost of the items.

·         The Hospitals will profit when bids are made over and above the reserve bid.

·         For example, if the reserve bid is $1,000 and the closing bid is $1,500, the Hospitals will receive $500 from that item.

·         The silent auction will begin on Saturday, November 1, 2003 and the closing date will be on Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 4:00 pm.

·         Successful bidders will be notified on Monday, February 9th, 2004.

·         Bids are in increments of $10.00

 If I win the house and sell it, do I have to pay income tax on it?

·         No

 Does the winner of the home have to retain the house for a year before selling it?

·         No, there are no restrictions on the winning.

 When is the title of the house transferred into the winner’s name?

·         The winner will officially gain title to the home on March 15th, 2004.

 What other features are included in the house?

·         Central Air Conditioning – Al’s Vacuum.

·         Landscaping by Huronview Nurseries.

·         Sodded front yard.

·         Front & rear porch.

·         Built-in stereo speakers – St. Clair Audio Video.

·         Built-in Dishwasher donated by Victoria Appliances.

·         Luxury ensuite with whirlpool tub and upgraded shower by Maxx

·         Walk-in closets.

·         Upgraded plumbing – Plympton Plumbing

·         Upgraded kitchen cabinets – Sarnia Cabinets

·         Cove Moldings

·         9’ high ceilings plus trayed ceilings.

·         13’ high ceiling in great room.

·         Upgraded designer shingles

·         Upgraded flooring – Fabbri Tile and Carpet

·         Granite counter & wood flooring by Palazzi Bros. Granite & Tile Ltd.

·         Closet shelving by California Closets

– About the Draw

 How many tickets are available?

·         7,200 tickets have been printed only 7000 will be sold

·         200 of the Dream Home tickets are for the Earlybird Draw on January 14, 2004

 What is the cost of a ticket?

·         $100 each

 How can I pay for the ticket?

·         Cash, cheque (payable to Dream Home Lottery), Visa, MasterCard or debit (in Foundation office)

 What is the total value of the prize board?

·         $349,909.58

 How many prizes are there?

·         520

 What other prizes are included?

Grand Prize:  Dream Home valued at $275,000.00 (with upgrades over $325,000)

2038 Marion Avenue, Lakeshore Estates, Brights Grove (off old Lakeshore Rd.)

519 Other Prizes:

1 - $5000 Cash Prize

1 - 1 Yr.  Family (4) Membership at Huron Oaks Recreation Centre valued at $2500

1 - Camping Gear Package from Sharkskins valued at $1109

2 - Beach Packages from Play It Again Sports valued at $1000

2 - Marine Packages from Play It Again Sports valued at $1000

1 - Gift Certificates to IGA - Brights Grove valued at $1000

2 - $1000 Cash Prizes

1 - 6 month Family YMCA Membership valued at $600

1 - Garden Package from DeSena’s Home Hardware in Brights Grove valued at $500

5 - $500 Cash Prizes

1 - Weekend Getaway Package to Kettle Creek Inn, Port Stanley valued at $500

1 - Patio Set from Zehrs Food valued at $200

50 - $200 Cash Prizes

250 - $100 Cash Prizes


Earlybird Draw:  200 - Dream Home Tickets valued at $100

(To be drawn on January 14, 2004 in the Foundation Office)  

 *Draws to be in order from least to highest value as indicated above*

 If I win a prize, does my ticket go back into the drum for the other prizes?

·         Yes

 What is the last day for ticket sales?

·         During the last week, tickets are only available at the Lambton Hospitals Foundation Office till February 13, 2004 at 5:00 pm and if not sold out they will be available on Saturday, February 14th, 2004 between 5-6 pm before the final draw at Hiawatha Race Track and Slots (upstairs).

·         Call  (519) 464-4428 for any inquiries or to purchase over the telephone.

 Can I exchange my prize for something of equal value?

·         No, prizes must be accepted as awarded.

 Will a list of all winners be available?

·         Yes, a list will be published in the February 18, 2004 edition of The Observer and Petrolia Topic.

 When and how will the house be drawn?

·         The draw date is Saturday, February 14th, 2004 at Hiawatha Race Track and Slots in Sarnia.

·         Gala Tickets are available at $20 each in the Foundation Office.

·         The gala will consist of live entertainment provided by Hiawatha Race Track and Slots.

·         There will be a buffet meal served from 7:00 till 8:30 pm.

·         All 320 remaining draws will take place at this event, with the first draw starting at 7:00 p.m. and the Dream Home being drawn around 11:00 pm.

·         The Dream Home winner will be notified immediately after the drawing.

·         All winners will be notified by mail with instructions on how to redeem their prize(s). Winners of major prizes may also be contacted by telephone.

 Where can I purchase my ticket(s)?

·         Tickets may be purchased at any bank, credit union, Gamble Insurance and all three hospitals and some Mitton Village and Brights Grove.

·         You may also purchase a ticket with a Visa or Mastercard by phoning (519) 464-4428.

·         Dream Home open houses, every Saturday and Sunday from Nov 1/03 to Feb 8/04.

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