It’s not enough just to give away a big house anymore.Every year at this time, the folks who run the Dream Lottery try to drum up interest by offering bigger, more luxurious homes loaded with even more added goodies as the top prize.
It’s no secret that winners most years take the money and run, even though the home itself may be valuable as a publicity tool.
So this year, the grand prize is a Holmes-approved home, as in reno-reality star Mike Holmes, known for his gruff comments about home inspectors on Holmes on Homes and other HGTV shows.
It was all built by Wastell Homes.
But it doesn’t stop there.
In the driveway, the winner also will find a Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, which the carmaker bills as a luxury crossover. This type of vehicle is easily worth $50,000 or more.
Not enough to pique your interest? “This Dream Home actually has a hockey rink on the basement level,” added LHSC Foundation spokesperson Alexander Peterson in an email. That’s a feature aimed squarely at hockey-mad London parents.
If you’re lucky, you can take all that. Or a measly million bucks
The house is located at 2337 Humberside Common at the north edge of the growing Sunningdale neighbourhood and will be open to the ticket-buying public starting at noon Thursday.
The Dream Lottery supports the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre.