It’s coming down to the wire. No, not the civic elections. The Hospice Dream Home Lottery is coming down to the wire.
With the draw set for October 26, there’s still time to get your ticket on the $588,500 home.
Ticket sales are slowly picking up but we haven’t sold out yet,” said Nycole Graff, event coordinator for Hospice. “We’re asking for everyone’s to help so that we can sell out and raise funds for the Hospice Society.”
Sales are little behind where they were this time last year with online sale lagging a bit.
However, with Prince George being a last-minute town, Graff is hopeful the lottery will be another sell out.
It is the Hospice Society’s major fundraiser for the year.
And, if you can’t wait to October 26 to cash in, the 50/50 draw will be on Friday, October 19. Tickets on the 50-50 draw sell for $25 and as of Friday the pot was $90,000 for the winner. Graff said they are hoping to get the pot to $150,000.
This year’s home is custom built by Lithium One Homes and has an appraised value of $588,500, (retail value including appliances is $602,860). The home features five bedrooms, four baths, a rec room and spacious basement, five appliances (washer, dryer, fridge, stove and dishwasher) from City Furniture, a home alarm system with 12 months of monitoring from Curtis‑Elite Security, and six months of Internet and TV services from Shaw. The rancher‑style home is situated on a corner lot in a cul‑de‑sac.
Featuring a finished basement with an entertainment area, the 3,310 sq. ft. home boasts a high-end kitchen custom built by Van Way Cabinets with sleek modern countertops by Lithium One. If you choose, a portion of the basement is set up to be a separate suite.
Lighting throughout the home is provided by McInnis Lighting and incredible finishing features from Windsor Plywood complete the appearance. Flooring throughout from Northern Tile & Stone delights in both appearance and texture and adds to the relaxed and modern theme of the home. Enjoy the view from a sundeck by Marathon. This home also sports a double garage completed by Portal Installations and tons of natural light through windows supplied by AWG Windows and Doors.
There are some dazzling unique features as well.
There is a floating door in the kitchen, which is also a work of art and cost about $5,000.
The kitchen also has an espresso bar attached, so coffee drinkers can really enjoy a good cup anytime.
The downstairs television room plays homage to Prince George’s history with a feature wall consisting of a photo of George Street, circa 1913. The photo was courtesy of the Exploration Place.
The furniture is supplied Ashley Home Furniture, which you can take home, if you really like it. Near the draw date of October 26, Ashley will put the furniture in the house up for auction on its Facebook page and all the proceeds from that auction will also go to Hospice.
The cut off to buy at ticket on the house is 5 p.m. October 26 and the draw will be at 8 p.m. that evening.