VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation announced that the tickets for the Millionaire Lottery are now on sale until midnight, January 11, 2024, or until tickets sell out. The Millionaire Lottery supports VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and money raised goes to funding innovative research, advancing specialized adult health care, and purchasing critical medical equipment at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Vancouver Community Health Services and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
“The funds raised through the Millionaire Lottery impact the most specialized adult healthcare delivered to all British Columbians at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre,” said Angela Chapman, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “By purchasing your Millionaire Lottery tickets in support of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, you help fund world-leading research and medical equipment. From point-of-care ultrasounds to mobile x-ray machines; from research in ovarian cancer to healthy aging and addiction medicine research, lottery proceeds are providing the best tools to skilled physicians and surgeons, as well as advancing medical care and knowledge in our province. Together, we transform health care. Thanks a million!”
The winner of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery can choose one of ten grand prize packages. Grand prize homes are located in South Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Langley, Courtenay, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Sooke. The grand prize home packages are valued between $3.1 - $2.9 million. The grand prize winner also can choose $2.7 million tax-free cash.
“There are over 3,000 prizes to be won worth over $3.5 million in this year’s 2023 Millionaire Lottery,” said Todd Talbot, Millionaire Lottery Spokesperson. “The Millionaire Lottery supports life-saving care at British Columbia’s largest hospital and helps our doctors, nurses, staff, health care workers, and all the patients who visit VGH every day. The simple truth is, if you are seriously ill or injured, VGH and UBC hospitals are your best chance. There are few illnesses or injuries these medical teams cannot treat, no matter how complex or rare.”
“By purchasing a lottery ticket, you will also have the chance to win one of ten grand prizes. One of the grand home prize packages is worth over $3.1 million and includes a 3,645 sq. ft. home in South Surrey. This modern farmhouse home has four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, custom cabinetry, high- tech kitchen, radiant floor heat and air conditioning, and over $85,000 in furnishings,” said Talbot.
Millionaire Lottery tickets are 2 for $100, 5 for $175, 10 for $300 and 25 for $600. The lottery also includes extra games: the 50/50 PLUS lottery with a maximum prize payout up to $1,200,000 (depending on the number of tickets sold), and the Daily Cash PLUS game returns with 105 days of winning, with a value of all prizes being $325,000.
To encourage early ticket buying, there will be three Bonus draws, worth over $107,000 total, and an Early Bird draw worth over $200,000. 50 winners will receive $1,000 cash each, and one winner of the Early Bird draw will choose between a:
- 2023 Audi e-tron GT
- Private jet travel experience from Travel Best Bets plus $20,000 cash
- $125,000 cashThe Millionaire Lottery has been in operation since 1996 and to date the Millionaire Lottery has raised over $85 million for VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Individuals can purchase their tickets on-line at www.millionairelottery.com, by phone: 604-602-5848, toll-free: 1-888-445-5825, or in-person at any London Drugs.VGH treats 60 per cent of British Columbia’s adult trauma cases, and 50 per cent of their surgical patients are from outside Vancouver. VGH is one of only two accredited adult Level 1 Trauma Centres in BC. VGH, together with UBC Hospital and GF Strong, are the province’s main referral centres for specialist care. Every year, Vancouver Coastal Health serves more than 650,000 residents, as well as visitors and patients from across British Columbia, performs more than 32,000 surgeries and sees over 115,000 emergency room visits.
About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health‘s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Vancouver Community Health Services.
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation invests in health care innovations that would otherwise be impossible. By empowering a constellation of project, places and people, we are advancing our understanding of disease and illness—improving the health of individuals and our health care system, from hospital to home. We are committed to transforming health care to put us within reach of tomorrow’s treatments and cures. Join us in making real change.
For more information on VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation visit vghfoundation.ca.