Y Dream Home Lottery tickets are now on sale

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all ticket sales will be done online — at ydreamhome.ca — and viewings of the home itself will be done via virtual tours online

The 2020 Y Dream Home Lottery website went live at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all ticket sales will be done online — at ydreamhome.ca — and viewings of the home itself will be done via virtual tours online.

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The annual lottery raises money for Kamloops YMCA-YWCA programs and sees one lucky person win a newly built abode, which this year is located at 160-200 Grand Blvd. in Orchards Walk in Valleyview.

The 2020 Y Dream Home, valued at $700,000, has been built by members of the Central Interior chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and the students and staff from the Thompson Rivers University trades program.

2020 Y Dream Home
The 2020 Y Dream Home is located at 160-200 Grand Blvd. in Orchards Walk in Valleyview. - Tyler Meade Photogrpahy

This year’s odds of winning are 1 in 20— the lottery’s best odds ever.

This year’s draw features 849 prizes, including the grand prize home, and the 50/50 draw will return once again, with tickets sold online for the first time. As of April 7 at 9 a.m., the jackpot was at $954 and will grow as tickets are sold, with the maximum prize for the winning ticket being $200,000.

There are 17,000 Y Dream Home tickets available, with 10,200 tickets for $100.00 and 6,800 tickets in the five-for$400 category. Last year, tickets sold out last year in just 10 days, which set a record.

Kamloops Y Dream Home lottery spokesman Bryce Herman has told KTW sales and viewing procedures could change if social-distancing measures are relaxed toward the July 8 draw date.

This year, the Central Interior chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association is celebrating a 30-year partnership with Thompson Rivers University in building the Dream Home training house — 26 of those years being with the Kamloops Y.

Since the program’s inception, more than 300 students have taken part and graduated to move into residential construction careers of their own.

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