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 4Z1

Where can tickets be purchased?

Our ticket kiosk is located in the Prairie Mall by the Dollarama store.
11801 100 St., Grande Prairie, AB

KIOSK HOURS

October 2 – November 23
  • Monday – Wednesday: 9:30am – 6pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9:30am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 6pm
  • Sunday: 12 Noon – 5pm
  • **Thanksgiving (Oct 8) shortened hours are 12 – 5pm
    **Black Friday November 23 9:30am – 11pm
November 24 – December 24
  • Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm
  • **Christmas Eve hours are 9:30am – 4pm
December 26 – December 28 – CLOSED CHRISTMAS (Dec 25)
  • Wednesday: 9:30am – 6pm
  • Thursday & Friday: 9:30am – 9pm

What methods of payment are accepted?

MasterCard, Visa, cheque or debit.
Direct debit 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
8 for $200 NEW THIS YEAR!

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

1,000 single tickets at $50 each
8,200 sets of 3 for $100
2,400 sets of 8 for $200
Total 44,800 tickets sold

Where do proceeds for the Cars for Christmas go?

Proceeds from them lottery will help fund projects for 8 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
8 Tickets for $40 NEW THIS YEAR!

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

300 single tickets at $10 each
1,800 sets of 3 for $25
8,800 sets of 8 for $40
Total 76,100 tickets sold

What is the Christmas Cash Bonus Draw prize?

One winner will receive half of the lottery jackpot. A minimum payout of $80,000 is guaranteed or 50% of ticket sales (whichever is greater). 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.

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 DRAW
Early Bird #1 9pm, Nov 5, 2018 Nov 26, 2018
Early Bird #2 9pm, Dec 3, 2018 Dec 19, 2018
Christmas Cash Bonus 9pm, Dec 28, 2018 Jan 16, 2019
Final Draw 9pm, Dec 28, 2018 Jan 16, 2019

What are the Early Bird prizes?

Early Bird #1- 1 x $25,000
Early Bird #2- 1 x $15,000

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?

92

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

$469,257.86

How many years has the lottery been active?

This is the 19th year of the Cars for Christmas Mega Lottery

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

#502057

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

#502058

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?

Each stub is eligible for all prizes except those not received prior published cut-off dates. After each draw by numbered ticket stub, the winner will be recorded, and the ticket stub will be placed back in the drum for the next draw.

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, 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.

What is a giftee form and how can it help if I am buying as gifts?

A giftee form can be used to help you keep track of who you intend to give tickets to. For example if you purchase 8 for $200 but wish to give 4 tickets to one person and four to another this form can be filled out by you once you receive the ticket range in the mail. This is a tool to help the purchaser but it is not in anyway binding in terms of who is awarded the prize should one of those tickets win. The prize will always be awarded to the person who’s name is on the ticket. Click here to download and print a form now.

CURRENT BONUS DRAW JACKPOT

$160,000