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Cash and Cars and More Lottery launched

09 August 2011

Calgary -

A courageous young woman has joined Alberta’s two largest cancer-fighting organizations to help raise funds to create what she calls a legacy of life through this year’s Cash and Cars and More Lottery.

Alyson Woloshyn, diagnosed when she was 32 years old, openly says that at the moment she has no more options and may not live to the age of 40 because of  brain cancer. But she credits what she calls incredible research in the last 10 years for the fact she has been given more time to focus on living rather than dying.

“I am not giving up – we are making real progress,” says Wolosyn. The Cash and Cars Lottery plays a huge role in the fight against cancer. That is why every ticket we sell supports the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society – funding research, prevention and screening, education and care.”

The Cash and Cars and More Lottery was launched on August 9, and offers spectacular packages, many of them containing more than a single prize. Since the lottery was started more than ten years ago, it has raised more than $20 million in all.

“I am living proof that your Cash and Cars Lottery ticket purchase can make a difference in the lives of Albertans and their families fighting cancer,” she says. “Your support will help create a legacy – a legacy of life.”

There are 3,702 prizes worth more than $5.1 million retail, including five grand prizes and two early bird packages. The grand prizes include a $1.3 million home in Calgary with a 2012 Chrysler and $20,000 cash; a $1.2 million home in Edmonton with a Lexus in the driveway and $20,000 cash; $500,000 cash as third prize; a his and her Mercedes and $20,000 cash package; and a $171,000 Truck and fifth-wheel prize package.

The 2,800 square-foot house in Calgary was built by Truman Homes, and the 2,979 square-foot Edmonton home was built by Kimberley CustomBuilt.

There are also ten additional vehicles worth a total of $377,000. This year’s lottery is offering a number of special prizes that include diamonds, a McArthur’s furniture package, a travel anywhere credit worth $20,000 plus $10,000 cash, and two $10,000 shopping sprees.

Ticket prices for Cash and Cars and More Lottery are as follows:

  • $100 for one ticket
  • $250 for three tickets 
  • $375 for five tickets
  • $525 for eight tickets

Ticket buyers are eligible for each and every draw. After each winner is recorded, the stub will be returned to the drum. The cut off for the early bird draws is midnight on September 28, and the final ticket sales cut off is midnight on October 26. If the lottery sells out prior to early bird, the final draw will be held, with the approval of Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, on October 13. Otherwise, it will be held November 14, 2011.

Tickets can be purchased by phone toll-free by calling 1 877 783-7403, online at cashandcarslottery.ca or by mail at Cash and Cars Lottery 2011, P.O. Box 340 Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2H9. For more information, please call Joan Black at (403) 543-2747.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Deanna Kraus

Media Relations Specialist

Phone: (403) 541-5375