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Brentwood shows off XXVIII grand prize

- lottery home is worth $474,487 -

Cheryl Chaney, Brentwood Recovery Home’s Board Chairperson, and Mark Lennox, Director of Development, stand before the XXVIII Lottery home during the “Move that Bus” event on Thursday.

by Sylene Argent

On Thursday morning, alumni, volunteers, staff, and supports of the Brentwood Recovery Home gathered in Belle River to ‘move that bus,’ which revealed the grand prize for its XXVIII Lottery – a home worth $474,487, along with the other top prizes of a 2020 Ford Mustang, Jeep Gladiator, and Chevrolet Equinox.

  The grand prize lottery winner can accept the keys to the dream home or $380,000 in cash.

  Mark Lennox, Director of Development for Brentwood, noted this will be the 28th annual major fundraiser for the region’s recovery home.

  “This is the biggest prize board we have had,” Lennox said of this year’s Lottery. He is hopeful this year’s fundraiser is even more successful than last year’s, which sold 7000 tickets, especially now since he said online orders can be taken.

  The home was built with Lakepoint Homes. Lennox said he is proud of that partnership.

  The funds raised through the Lottery support the Brentwood Recovery Home. Lennox noted Brentwood is grateful for the funding it receives from the LHIN and the Ministry, however, most of its funding comes from the community.

  Brentwood offers several different programs, including a recovery program for 33-beds for 21 days and the Safe Have program for youth. There is a high demand for its services, Lennox noted, as 600 phone calls are made to the organization every month. Because of funding programs, such as the lottery fundraiser, Brentwood has the shortest wait times in the province, he said.

  At the Lottery launch, Leamington District Secondary School’s hospitality students provided the lunch.

  Brentwood Lottery Early Bird tickets went on sale on September 30. Regular tickets went on sale on October 25 at Devonshire Mall. And, the draw will take place on January 18, 2020. 


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