BC Cancer Foundation clarifies confusion over new CASH is KING Lottery
with final deadline days away
VANCOUVER, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - With only days until the final deadline on
November 22nd, BC Cancer Foundation interim president Nick Locke clarified
confusion about the Foundation's new CASH is KING Lottery.
"People were asking us when our Lifestyles Lottery was coming and we
realized they didn't know that our new CASH is KING Lottery had replaced it,"
"The Lifestyles Lottery was very successful, raising over $12 million in
six years for research at the BC Cancer Agency, but with so many different
lotteries out there, we thought it was time for a change," Locke said. "We
launched CASH is KING with all cash prizes - no homes, no cars - just plain
old, tax-free cash!"
"We know that many people support the breakthrough research at the BC
Cancer Agency through the BC Cancer Foundation lottery every year, so we are
clarifying this message for our valued supporters to make sure they do not
miss out," Locke added.
He urges people to get their CASH is KING tickets soon, as single tickets
have already sold out. Packages of three, 9 and 18 tickets are still
available, with the final deadline on November 22nd.
Joy MacPhail, chair of the BC Cancer Foundation Board's lottery
committee, said, "I know people tend to buy lottery tickets at the last
minute, but I urge everyone not to wait. This is B.C.'s only lottery
supporting cancer research, and the only one in B.C. with all cash prizes. You
could be the one to win the million dollars! You'll also support world-class
research at the BC Cancer Agency that will ensure B.C. continues to have the
best cancer outcomes in Canada."
The names of the four grand prize winners of $1,000,000, $500,000,
$250,000 or $100,000 cash will be drawn on December 6th. There are 1,131 cash
prizes in all, worth a total of over $2.5 million. All draws will be completed
on November 20.
Tickets are available in three-packs at $100, nine for $250 and 18 for
$500, by toll-free phone at 1-866-939-5508, at all BC Cancer Agency Centres,
all BC Cancer Foundation offices, all HSBC banks in B.C. and by online ticket
request at www.BCCashisKing.ca
For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Judy Hamill, BC Cancer
Foundation, Tel: (604) 707-5934, Toll-free: 1-888-906-2873,