(Erin Christie/Black Press)

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

All B.C. residents stand a chance of hitting the jackpot through the 2018 Choices Lottery February Family Draw on March 16.

This much-anticipated lottery offers ticket-buyers an opportunity to win thousands of prizes while also raising funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. According to Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the money raised will help provide “life-saving care” to the more than 86,000 kids who visit BC Children’s Hospital each year by funding research, equipment and patient care.

“The funding goes towards ground-breaking studies in the prevention, treatment and cure of childhood illnesses, and help all children reach their full potential,” said Nicholas.

As the province’s only full-service, pediatric acute care hospital, BC Children’s Hospital serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon.

In addition to supporting the hospital, the lucky winner of the lottery’s grand prize will get to choose from six prize options.

The first package, valued at over $2.4 million, includes a home at Predator Ridge in Vernon, as well as $30,000 in furnishings and accessories, a 2018 Range Rover Super Charged, a 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, a 2018 Tige R21 lake boat and trailer, and $300,000 cash.

WATCH

Take a tour of the condo

Winners have the option of accepting $2.2 million in tax-free cash instead of taking the prize home.

Other prize packages feature the Ultimate Sports Package, which includes a choice of two Vancouver Canucks game suites, BC Lions season tickets for two, Whitecaps Season tickets for two, Seahawks football game tickets for two, plus $17,000 cash; or the Great Escape Package, which includes $25,000 vacation/travel gift card along with $5,000 cash, or $28,000 cash.

Individuals who purchase their tickets before midnight on Friday will be eligible to win the February Family draw valued at over $32,000. Choices Lottery tickets are three for $100, six for $175, nine or $250 and 20 for $500.

The lottery also includes extra games.

The final cut-off for the 2018 Choices Lottery February Family Draw is Friday. Feb. 23. Draw date is Friday, March 16. For more information about the BC Children’s Hospital, visit www.bcchf.ca.

Morning Star Staff


@VernonNews
newstips@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Ferry service increase to Nanaimo lauded by Gabriola Islanders

Gabriola Ferry Advisory Committee to work with B.C. Ferries, says committee chairman

Nanaimo Astronomy Society to host Vancouver Island’s first AstroFest

AstroFest will showcase Island’s amateur and professional astronomical groups and activities

Nanaimo Sport Achievement Awards announce winners

VIU women’s volleyball is Team of the Year, Presidents Cup lacrosse is Sports Story of the Year

Nanaimo community policing volunteer recognized for decades of service

Don Willett presented commanding officer’s certificate for 25 years of volunteer service

Vehicle smashes through front of furniture store in Nanaimo

No injuries reported in Friday afternoon incident on Mostar Road

Poutine, sweet treats tantalize taste buds at Maple Sugar Festival in Nanaimo

L’Association des Francophones de Nanaimo hold festival at Beban Park this weekend

Vancouver Island Brewing puts Nanaimo bar on tap

Beer based on signature Nanaimo dessert flying off liquor retailers’ shelves

Pink Shirt Day a reminder to ‘T.H.I.N.K.’ before posting on social media

‘Be Kind’ message on shirts sold for anti-bullying activities of Wednesday, Feb. 27

A ‘warm embrace’ for grieving parents at funeral of seven young fire victims

Mourners offered love and support to Kawthar Barho, mother of seven children

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

B.C. man creates Indigenous colouring book for children

Leon McFadden is working on 11 more books to finish the horoscope series

City of Nanaimo issues building permit for Gordon Street hotel

Ground-breaking for $21-million project anticipated this spring

High school students converge on Nanaimo for Skills Canada competition

Winners will head to provincial event in Abbotsford later this year

Realtors hope that their help can make miracles happen for sick kids

Re/Max of Nanaimo donates $86,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Most Read