Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home winners gather Saturday

Red Deer Kinsmen Dream Home winners gather Saturday

Tickets on sale at 2016 Dream Home

Visitors to the 2016 Kinsmen Dream Home on Saturday can shake the hands of three past winners and who knows, maybe some luck will rub off.

Winners Andrei Pui who won the home in 2015, Rob Smyth who won in 2014, and 2013 winner Linda Boyd will be helping Red Deer Kinsmen sell tickets from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dream Home, located at 45 Larratt Close.

Craig Smallwood, dream home chair, said the winners are happy to participate.

“I’m excited to see them all together. They probably never met each other, but all have something in common,” Smallwood said on Friday.

This year the grand prize Dream Home winner can either take the house, worth $741,930, or walk away with $500,000.

He said October was a record-breaking month for ticket sales. So far 5,600 out of 19,500 Dream Home tickets are sold, and $110,000 worth of 50/50 tickets. The maximum payout for the 50/50 is $125,000.

“We’re quite ecstatic where we’re at.”

Proceeds from the lottery fund local projects and programs run by different agencies and community groups. Money from the 50/50 draw will go to Red Deer Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region.

Smallwood said it should be a busy weekend at the house as the early bird cutoff is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. The early bird prize is a trip for four to Puerto Vallarta.

“We’ve had 8,125 people through the Dream Home so far. That’s amazing.”

People often say the draw is part of the holiday season, he said.

“It’s kind of a communal event. It’s part of Red Deer. It’s nice.”

Dream home tickets are available one for $100, three for $250 and five for $375. The grand prize draw cutoff is 6 p.m. Dec. 31 with the draw held that night.

Tickets can be purchased at the dream home Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., or by calling 403-356-3900, or online at https://reddeerkinsmen.com/dream-home-lottery.

szielinski@bprda.wpengine.com

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