Bluewater Health Dream Home Lottery still a go, but delayed

Dream Home Lottery draw at Bluewater Health. Blackburn News Sarnia file photo.

The 26th annual Bluewater Health Dream Home Lottery is still a go but it will be delayed this year.

Foundation Executive Director Kathy Alexander said they’re dealing with pandemic-related issues.

Bluewater Health Foundation Executive Director Kathy Alexander. Submitted Photo.

“Everything’s a little bit different this year, and we just really wanted to share with the community that we are in the works,” said Alexander. “The dream home lottery will be coming soon and it’s going to be fabulous again this year, but just due to COVID-19 there’s been some delays with respect to the building of the home, the detail surrounding the licence.”

The prize board is growing this year with the alternate cash prize setting a new record.

“It’s going to be our largest in history, $500,000, and (we’ll be giving away) a beautiful BMW, partnered with BMW Sarnia.”

She said ticket sales and open houses will be done differently.

“Tickets will only be available for purchase either online or by the phone, we’re anticipating early December,” said Alexander. “Open houses will be virtual as well, at this stage we’re just not able to do that.”

Just one home is being built this year, by Sepe Construction and designed by D. Janzen Interiors, at 4096 Ernest Street in Petrolia.

The lottery has raised over $7.4 million for Bluewater Health’s Sarnia and Petrolia sites over 25 years.