FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How can tickets be purchased?

Grande Prairie and Area: 780.532.0506
Toll Free 1.888.217.1888
Website address carsforchristmas.com

What is the mailing address to purchase tickets?

P.O. Box 1281
Grande Prairie AB T8V 4Z2

Where can tickets be purchased?

Our ticket kiosk is located in the Prairie Mall by Cole’s bookstore.
11801 100 St., Grande Prairie, AB

KIOSK HOURS

Oct 2 – Nov 24
  • Mon – Wed – 11am – 6pm
  • Thur & Fri – 11am – 9pm
  • Saturday – 9:30am – 6pm
  • Sunday – 12 – 5pm
  • ** Thanksgiving (Oct 9) shortened hours are 12 – 5pm
    ** Remembrance Day (Nov 11) shortened hours are 12 – 5pm
Nov 25 – Dec 24
  • Mon – Fri – 9:30am – 9pm
  • Saturday – 9:30am – 8pm
  • Sunday – 10am – 5pm
  • ** Christmas Eve hours are 10am – 4pm
Dec 26 – Dec 29
  • Tues & Wed – 9:30am – 6pm
  • Thurs & Fri – 9:30am – 9pm
  • ** CLOSED CHRISTMAS (Dec 25)

How do I claim a Scratch & Win prize?

$50 and $100 winners can claim their prize at the prize kiosk in the Prairie Mall. Larger amounts or those claimed after the ticket sales cut off must be claimed by filling in the information on the back of the scratch portion of the ticket and mailing it to: PO Box 1281, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4Z2. **NOTE: the address on the back of the Scratch & Win ticket was printed before the PO Box was confirmed as the official address. Scratch & Wins are paid by cheque and mailed to the address on the ticket stub. Scratch & Wins can be claimed up to 1 year from the draw date. Deadline to claim is January 5, 2019. There are 405 Scratch & Win prizes to be won totaling $25,000. These are broken down into: 5 x $500, 50 x $100, 350 x $50.

What methods of payment are accepted?

Mastercard, Visa, cheque, debit, or cash. Direct debit and cash will be accepted at the Prairie Mall kiosk only.

What are the ticket prices for the Cars for Christmas Mega Lottery?

1 for $50
3 for $100

How many tickets are sold in total for the Cars for Christmas Mega Lottery?

1,600 single tickets at $50 each
10,000 sets of 3 for $100
Total 31,600 tickets sold

Where do proceeds for the Cars for Christmas go?

Proceeds from them lottery will help fund projects for 12 non-profit groups in the Grande Prairie area.

What are the Christmas Cash Bonus Draw ticket prices?

1 Ticket for $10
3 Tickets for $25
5 Tickets for $40

How many tickets are sold in total for the Christmas Cash Bonus Draw?

802 single tickets at $10 each
2,300 sets of 3 for $25
4,612 sets of 5 for $40
Total 30,762 tickets sold

What is the Christmas Cash Bonus Draw prize?

One winner will receive half of the lottery jackpot. A minimum payout of $50,000 is guaranteed and can go up to maximum payout of $125,000. Final jackpot will be HALF of the ticket sales revenue.

How can I find out the current jackpot for the Christmas Cash Bonus Draw?

Go to carsforchristmas.com and view the Jackpot tracker (updated Monday-Friday)

Do I have to purchase a Cars for Christmas ticket in order to purchase a Christmas Cash Bonus ticket?

No. Ticket purchasers are able to purchase tickets in either lottery without having to purchase tickets in both lotteries.

How long does it take to receive the ticket (s) in the mail?

Please allow 2-3 weeks.

What are the cutoff dates and draw dates?

Draw Cutoff Date Draw Date
Early Bird #1 9pm, Nov 10 Nov 15
Early Bird #2 9pm, Dec 8 Dec 20
Christmas Cash Bonus 9pm, Dec 29 Jan 12, 2018
Final Draw 9pm, Dec 29 Jan 12, 2018

What are the Early Bird prizes?

Early Bird #1- 1 x $5000 and 5 x $1000
Early Bird #2- 1 x $5000 and 5 x $1000

When are the winners going to be published?

Winners will be published on the website within 10 days following the draw dates

How many prizes can be won?

517

What is the total retail value of all of the prizes?

$440,777.00

How many years has the lottery been active?

This is the 18th year of the Cars for Christmas Mega Lottery

What is the licence number for the Cars for Christmas Mega Lottery?

#467414

What is the licence number for the Cash for Christmas Bonus Draw?

#467415

Is the ticket tax deductible/do you get a tax receipt?

No there is no tax receipt issued and the ticket is not tax deductible

Must the ticket purchaser and the name on the ticket be over the age of 18 years?

Yes

When ordering on-line, do I get an e-mail confirmation?

Yes. Official Lottery Ticket(s) will be mailed out within 2-3 weeks.

Are ticket purchasers eligible for all prizes?

Ticket purchasers are eligible for all prizes. By law your ticket must be returned to the draw barrel for any non-identical prize, meaning if the prize changes (Ex: 1st prize is different from 2nd prize) the ticket must be re-entered into the draw barrel. However, if there are 100 of the same prize, your ticket does not go back in for each of the identical prizes.

Can tickets be put in the name of a corporation or business?

Yes. Should the ticket be a winner, the prize is then awarded to the corporation or business and the person who claims the prize must be able to prove they are an authorized officer of that company.

How many names can be put on a ticket?

Should a purchaser want to put more than 2 names on a ticket it is recommended that the purchaser keep record of who is involved with the purchase. The licensee will not be responsible for any conflict between joint ticket purchases. In the event of a winning ticket stub having more than one name the lottery will award the prize to any individual whose name is listed on the stub. The licensee is not responsible for resolving any disputes, which may arise from the different individuals.

How are prizes awarded?

Once draws have been completed prize letters will be mailed out within 3-4 weeks following the draw. The prize letter informs the winner of what they have won and where and when to pick up their prize. They must have the prize letter and picture I.D. to claim the prize. All prizes must be accepted as awarded there will be no cash substitutions.

Can people order from outside the province of Alberta?

Any purchaser who RESIDES OUTSIDE ALBERTA BUT IS PHYSICALLY WITHIN ALBERTA AT TIME OF PURCHASE may purchase a ticket. The ticket can be mailed to any address (even out of Alberta). The Cars for Christmas Mega Lottery is not responsible for provincial or state taxes imposed on a prize exported out of Alberta.

Who cannot purchase tickets?

The Lottery Manager, Financial Controller and Volunteer coordinator, and employees of Stride Management Corp. will not be eligible to purchase tickets. All members of the Swan City Rotary Club are eligible to purchase tickets.

CURRENT BONUS DRAW JACKPOT

$184,340