An Abbotsford home on Eagle Mountain is one of nine grand prize packages for the annual Hometown Heroes Lottery, which opened for ticket sales online on April 22 and are available for purchase until July 23.
Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket purchases raise funds for the most urgent hospital needs and support first responder resilience programs. Proceeds also support specialized adult health services and research for British Columbians and drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services. The Hometown Heroes Lottery also supports programs for burn survivors.
The Abbotsford home, located at 35442 Verado Court, features six bedrooms, five bathrooms and spans 4,977 square feet. The prize package includes over $85,000 in furniture and accessories, a 2020 BMW X5 xDrive 40i, a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt 2LT, and $500,000 cash. The total package is worth over $2.3 million.
Other locations for the grand prize package include: White Rock, Vancouver, Penticton, Kelowna, Sooke, Courtney and a pair of houses in White Rock and Cultus Lake. The winner also has the option of taking $2.1 million tax-free.
Following the directions from the Ministry of Health, the grand prize luxury homes are not currently open to the public.
“In recent weeks our front line health care staff have devoted themselves to preparing to care for COVID-19 patients. They are also ensuring that people can continue to access care to meet their urgent medical needs,” stated Angela Chapman, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in a press release. “For years, lottery funds have helped ensure that medical teams in B.C. have the tools and equipment they need to save lives. On behalf of the Foundation, I’d like to thank everyone who supports the Hometown Heroes Lottery, allowing our health care heroes to be here for us.”
“Your support of the Hometown Heroes Lottery has never been more important. Our fire fighter hometown heroes are working so hard to keep their communities safe, while healthcare heroes are in hospitals saving lives. Not every hero wears a cape. Some wear turnout gear and others wear stethoscopes,” stated Sheila Kern, Executive Director of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund in a press release.
For more information, visit heroeslottery.com.