Ticket sales for the 2021 Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home have been extended to midnight on Jan. 31, and draws will now be held Feb. 4.
The deadline was extended because sales had not yet reached the goal set by the club.
2021 Kinsmen lottery chair Ken Waters said so far 51 per cent of 10,350 total tickets have been sold.
“We have made the difficult decision to extend the 2021 lottery so we can maximize our efforts and raise money for the community,” said Waters in a statement.
“We are extending the final cut-off deadline to Jan. 31 to allow people who may have hesitated to purchase a ticket, whether it be due to the holidays or not yet having the opportunity, to do so.”
The original deadline for ticket sales was Dec. 23. and draws were to be held Jan. 5.
Money raised by the annual fundraiser goes towards supporting a variety of community projects and programs.
Waters said Kinsmen only held a cash raffle in 2020 due to the pandemic, and this year Kinsmen dream home was not open to the public due to COVID-19.
He said whether or not the dream home will be open in January will also depend on COVID restrictions, but people can still buy tickets online at reddeerkinsmen.com.
“We’ve got a great virtual tour.”
The Kinsmen Club of Red Deer has run the annual Dream Home Lottery from October to December since 1981.
This year’s grand prize show home in Timberlands, located at 26 Tillier St., was built by True-Line Homes and is valued at $744,000. The 2,368 square foot bungalow features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den, a fully upgraded kitchen with premium appliances, a quartz island, and walk-in pantry.
The prize lineup features over 100 prizes worth more than $860,000 including electronics, exercise equipment, home renovation packages, vacations, and more.
The 50/50 ticket draw is also back.
Lottery tickets are not being sold at the dream home.