Ticket sales for the 2013 Kinsmen Dream home are off to a solid start, organizers say.
They have sold 3,346 out of 14,115 for the lottery.
Tickets for a chance to win the $890,000 house built by Larkaun Homes cost one for $100 or three for $250. They can be purchased at the dream home on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
The home is located at 220 Vancouver Cres. in Red Deer’s Vanier Woods neighbourhood.
“While this is a fantastic start, you can see that we still have a long way to go,” said Len Sisco, Kinsmen Dream Home chair.
“In a city of 90,000, selling this out should be a very achievable goal and as we have not sold out since 1999, I am very motivated to make this happen.”
Sisco said it’s important to remember that “unlike other lotteries, ours is run completely by volunteers — we do not employ any outside marketing companies to do the work for us.”
This makes it easier to “inject more money right back into the community,” he added.
Proceeds go to agencies such as the Youth and Volunteer Centre, Camp Alexo, Red Deer Food Bank, Family Services of Central Alberta and the Central Alberta Emergency Women’s Shelter.
Tickets can also be purchased at various Servus Credit Union locations as well as at Sproule’s Mountview IDA on 43rd Avenue in Red Deer or by calling 403-356-3900, or online at www.reddeerkinsmen.com.
The early bird cutoff is Nov. 24 at 5 p.m., with the early bird draw for a trip for four to Puerto Vallarta taking place on Nov. 28.
Other prizes include a 2013 Nissan Titan SL truck, a hot tub, massage chairs and a barbecue.
There will also be a 50/50 draw this year with a minimum payout of $30,000 and maximum of $75,000.
The 50/50 tickets are: one for $10, five for $25 and 16 for $50.
The public can purchase 50/50 tickets separately, without purchasing a dream home ticket and vice versa, Sisco said.
Ticket lines shut down at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Both draws will take place later that evening.