Lottery announces new name and direction

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For its 25th anniversary, the Children's Wish Lottery is dropping the home in its annual lottery, literally.

Instead of giving away a home, the foundation will now be giving away a million dollar, tax free cash prize. 

As a result, the lottery has changed its name to the Children's Wish Foundation Million Dollar Lottery.

"We made the shift because people around the province were asking for cash options," said Kent Mohn, lottery coordinator. 

"Because it's a provincial lottery and foundation, what we were hearing from supporters is that they want a change to take part and it's easier to support with a more flexible prize option," said Mohn.

"Everything tends to happen in Regina and Saskatoon, so somebody in Moose Jaw might not want to win a house in Saskatoon," he said. "This is our response to what people were saying. Our main thing is we want people to go out and support the lottery."

The lottery is the largest fundraiser for the Saskatchewan chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation, granting about 1,000 wishes around the province. 

"There has been millions of dollars that have won, but millions more that have been raised."

For more information on the Children's Wish Foundation and the lottery visit www.childrenswish.ca and www.wishlottery.ca.

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