Heroes Lottery Reveals Your Top 5 Travel Destinations

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Imagine strolling through the historic streets of Europe or exploring a sunny paradise in Mexico. With Hometown Heroes Lottery tickets, you can turn these dreams into reality! When you buy your tickets, you’ll be automatically entered to win thousands in travel, including the Early Bird prize option of a $120,000 “10 Years of Vacations” travel package. 

But where will you go when you win? We recently surveyed our supporters and ticket buyers to find out their top destinations they’d like to travel to – and the results are in!  

1. Europe: Unleash Your Inner Wanderer

It's no surprise that Europe takes top spot with over half of the vote as the most coveted destination among our ticket buyers. With its rich history, iconic landmarks, and diverse cultures, Europe offers an exceptional travel experience that will transport you to another world. From picturesque Italy to the historic charm of England, to the vibrant streets of Spain and the delicious cuisines of France, you can visit year after year and never see the same sights twice. 

2. Australia and New Zealand: The Land Down Under is Calling

Prepare to be captivated by the natural wonders of Australia and New Zealand! With their stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and unique wildlife, these destinations offer a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Explore the incredible Great Barrier Reef, sail through the breathtaking beauty of Milford Sound, immerse yourself in the city life of Sydney or Auckland, or discover the charms of Melbourne or Wellington. Australia and New Zealand offer the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation and cultural experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories. 

3. Mexico and the Caribbean: Paradise Awaits You

Escape to sun-soaked beaches, crystal-clear waters, and the warm hospitality of Mexico and the Caribbean. These paradises offer both relaxation and adventure; lounge on the pristine sands of the Bahamas, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Jamaica, or explore the ancient ruins of Tulum, Mexico. Leave the everyday hustle behind – let the gentle sea breeze carry your worries away and soak in the tropical vibes. 

4. Luxury Cruise: Set Sail on a Voyage of a Lifetime

Set sail on the open seas with a luxury cruise! Visit breathtaking destinations, such as the stunning Caribbean islands or the beautiful Mediterranean coast. Whether you are looking to soak up the sun, or explore the culture and history of oceanside ports, you’ll have an unforgettable journey with the comforts of onboard amenities and entertainment that only a cruise can offer.  

5. Canada: Beauty in Our Own Backyard

Don’t overlook the incredible destinations right here in Canada! From the oceanside towns of the Maritimes to the timeless streets of Quebec City and Alberta's incredible rocky mountains, Canada offers so many amazing destinations and hidden gems worth exploring. Plus, with many having friends and family living across the country, it’s the perfect time to visit and reconnect. 

Whether you choose to set sail on a luxurious cruise or discover the beauty in your own backyard here in Canada, each destination promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. With the chance to win a $120,000 “10 Years of Vacations” travel package in the Early Bird draw, your dream getaway may be closer than you think! Plus, your Heroes Lottery tickets will also automatically enter you to win thousands in other travel prizes.  

It’s time to pack your bags and let the adventures begin! Get your Hometown Heroes Lottery tickets today.  

Win the Keys to a New Car with Heroes’ Bonus Draws 

Get ready to drive away in style with Hometown Heroes Lottery! This year’s lottery gives you the chance to win some of the best cars on the market in our amazing Bonus draws – from the sleek and stylish Mazda 3 GX to the highly efficient Toyota Corolla LE. Plus, this year’s Early Bird (worth over $145,000) gives you the chance to take home two cars, which include the futuristic BMW i4.  

But you’ll only win the keys to a new car (or two!) if you get your tickets before the Bonus deadlines. Purchase your tickets now for a chance to win these top-of-the-line vehicles – and hit the road with a new ride! 

Where Performance Meets Style – 2023 Mazda 3 GX 

Get your tickets before Thursday, May 18, 2023, for your chance to win the $26,000 Welcome Bonus and cruise away with a Mazda 3 GX. This compact car looks sharp, feels upscale and is a joy to drive. The 2023 Mazda 3's advanced safety features, distinctive style, refined interior, sporty driving dynamics and quick acceleration make this car truly something special. 

Hyper-Efficiency and Safety Combined – 2023 Toyota Corolla LE 

If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, the 2023 Toyota Corolla LE is an excellent choice. This hybrid Corolla is the perfect combination of style, safety, and fuel efficiency – and can be yours in our Heroes Bonus draw, worth over $30,000! With an abundance of standard safety features, the Corolla's crash-test performance is nearly flawless, and its spacious and streamlined cabin make it a great option for families.  

A Best-Seller for a Reason – 2023 Honda Civic 

The Canadian-built Honda Civic has been Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 24 years – and for good reason. The 2023 Civic is a refined and reliable car that boasts praiseworthy performance, easy-to-use tech features, high fuel economy, excellent passenger and cargo space. With intuitive technologies designed to help keep you safe on the road, you'll feel confident behind the wheel. Drive away this renowned vehicle in our Summer Bonus draw – worth over $31,000! 

The Future of Electric Luxury – 2023 BMW i4 eDrive40 

This year’s Early Bird draw gives you the chance to win two fantastic vehicles – worth over $145,000! This draw prize includes the game-changing electric 2023 BMW i4 eDrive40. With an estimated range of up to 484 kilometers, this stylish and futuristic car is designed for long-distance drives and offers the highest level of performance, efficiency and is packed with cutting-edge technology. From the moment you sit inside the cabin you'll be struck by the luxurious interiors, and with the moonroof, the cabin feels open and airy, creating a comfortable atmosphere for your passengers. 

Modern Design with Cutting-Edge Tech – 2023 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Luxury Sedan 

Get in to win the Early Bird draw – worth over $145,000 – and you’ll also be driving away with the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Luxury Sedan! The 2023 Elantra’s striking exterior design is characterized by angled lines and a bold front grille, giving the car a sporty and eye-catching look. Inside, the cabin is spacious and well-crafted with an intuitive infotainment system and a variety of impressive high-tech features. The fuel-efficient vehicle drives nicely, with a balanced ride that feels well-controlled, making it a pleasure to drive on the highway or around town.  

Don’t miss out on the chance to drive away with a brand new car – purchase your tickets now and make sure you get in before the Bonus deadlines.  

But that's not all!

There are other amazing vehicles up for grabs in this year’s Heroes Lottery – and all you need is a ticket to be automatically entered to win. Plus, your ticket will also get you in to win gift cards, travel, cash – and of course, the Grand Prize draw! 

Win the multi-million dollar Grand Prize draw and choose between spectacular home packages in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan or Vancouver Island – or, win and take $2,200,000 tax-free cash. 

Purchase your tickets today – the chance to win is only a click away!  

Hometown Heroes Lottery tickets now on sale

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund (“Burn Fund”) today announced that tickets for the 2023 Hometown Heroes Lottery are now on sale until midnight, July 13, 2023, or until tickets sell out. Ticket sales from the Hometown Heroes Lottery support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, raising essential funds for specialized adult health services at VGH and UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, and Vancouver Community Health Services. They also support Burn Fund programs, such as the Home Away program, which offers accommodations to burn and trauma survivors at the Burn Fund Centre in Vancouver, mental health support for burn survivors and fire fighters, as well as the annual Burn Camp for young burn survivors. 

“We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery has begun. The funds from the Hometown Heroes Lottery help to ensure that medical teams at VGH, UBC Hospital and many other health care centres under our umbrella have the cutting-edge tools and equipment they need to save lives,” said Angela Chapman, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. “In addition, each ticket purchase contributes to advancing medical research, giving patients in BC access to new therapies and clinical trials. VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is very grateful to receive the proceeds from the Hometown Heroes Lottery. On behalf of the Foundation, thank you to everyone who supports the Lottery and the Foundation. Together, we transform health care for all British Columbians.”

“The Hometown Heroes Lottery helps fund vital survivor services, empowering programs, and enhanced care for burn survivors,” said Jeff Sauvé, Executive Director, BC Professional Fire  Fighters’ Burn Fund. “The Burn Fund depends on funds raised by the Hometown Heroes Lottery to support burn survivors across the province, both physically and emotionally, and we can only do this because of the extreme generosity of British Columbians. Thank you to everyone who buys a ticket for the Hometown Heroes Lottery. You are a burn survivor’s best chance for a full recovery.” 

The 2023 Hometown Heroes Lottery offers ten grand prize options, and the grand prize winner can choose from two homes in South Surrey, two homes in Vancouver, one home in North Vancouver, two homes on Vancouver Island and two homes in the Okanagan. All grand prize packages are worth over $2.3 million. The grand prize winner also has the option of choosing $2.2 million in tax free cash.  

10 Grand Prize choices in this year's Heroes Lottery.

Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket prices: 

In total, there are 3,220 prizes to be won in this year’s main lottery, with a value of over $2.9  million. To encourage early ticket buying, there are 51 Early Bird prizes worth over $145,000. One early bird winner will have the option of choosing:  

Plus, 50 additional Early Bird winners will receive $500 cash each.

All prize home packages will be available to view online at heroeslottery.com. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, 604-648-4376, or 1-866-597-4376, or in-person at any London Drugs starting on Friday, April 14, 2023. 

About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation 

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health‘s primary philanthropic partner, raising  funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with  donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Vancouver Community Health Services. Together, we deliver a healthy continuum of care – from research to patient care, rehabilitation, and community health services. For more information, please visit vghfoundation.ca

About the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters - Burn Fund 

A registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Burn Fund is dedicated to supporting burn survivors through their recovery journeys every step of the way. More than 4,200 professional fire fighters from 53 communities in BC and the Yukon are building the Burn Fund’s vision. They dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn prevention. The Burn Fund supports these fire fighters through mental health and resiliency programs, and by providing Home Away accommodations. For more information, please visit burnfund.org.