Lottery No. 123 – important update

The Heart Foundation Lottery was impacted by the Covid-19 restrictions under Alert Level 4.

The Covid-19 restrictions have affected our ability to operate as usual and we have been required by the Department of Internal Affairs to extend the Lottery draw dates and close date.

The new dates for Lottery No. 123 are:

  • Early-Buy Prize Draw – 29 May 2020
  • Closing Date – 19 June 2020
  • Main Prize Draw – 26 June 2020

Thank you to our supporters with tickets in Lottery No. 123. These changes do not affect your ability to win the great prizes. They simply mean the Lottery draws and the close date will be delayed. One of you will be the lucky winner of a dream home in One Tree Point, in June!

We have prepared some answers to frequently asked questions below. If you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact our Lottery team on lottery@heartfoundation.org.nz or 0800 750 150.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

Heart Foundation Lottery Team

FAQs

I heard that the Govt is allowing you to sell tickets by email and by phone? 

As part of its response to Covid-19, the Government is proposing changes to the Gambling Act.  If passed, these changes will enable our Lottery supporters to buy tickets by email and phone, and to make payments electronically.

There are several steps still to go for the law to be changed. If or when the law is changed, we look forward to letting our Lottery supporters know about the new options that will be available to purchase tickets.

Has the Early-Buy draw closed?

Yes. The Early-Buy draw closed on 9 April 2020 as advertised.

Will the dates change again if we move to Alert Level 2?

The new Lottery draw dates have been lodged with the Department of Internal Affairs and we don’t anticipate any further date changes to Lottery No. 123.

Any further updates will be provided on this web page, as more information comes to hand.

Is there a chance the Lottery will be cancelled?

No. We do not intend to cancel the Lottery and it is not a requirement of the DIA for us to do so. We are looking forward to handing the keys over to the lucky winner of the Jennian dream home in One Tree Point, after the draw on 26 June.

I’m a subscriber and have signed up to a year’s worth of Lotteries. Does this mean I only get 5 Lotteries now instead of 6?

You will still receive your tickets in six Lotteries. The only difference is that these six Lotteries will occur over 14-months, not one year, due to Lottery No. 123 being extended.

Can I post my order?

Yes. The Government has advised that NZ Post can now deliver 'non-essential' mail

Who can I contact to confirm that my order has been processed?

Email enquiries to lottery@heartfoundation.org.nz or call 0800 750 150.

What happens to the open homes?

Unfortunately, the open homes for the first prize property have had to be cancelled for the remainder of this Lottery. However, you can take a video tour through the Jennian dream home.

What happens with the travel prizes?

Due to the uncertainty of border restrictions, the winners of the international travel prizes may instead choose a domestic travel voucher to the same prize value in Lottery No 123, (please see the terms and conditions). The valid-for-travel dates for all travel prizes in this Lottery have been extended to 31 May 2022.

For future Lotteries we are reviewing all travel prizes.

What are you doing to help family members with heart health issues who are worried about Covid-19?

The Heart Foundation is continuing to support people in our communities who are vulnerable and living with heart conditions. 

We have a dedicated page on our website to offer support, information and up-to-date advice on Covid-19 and heart conditions.

The Heart Foundation also has a heart helpline to offer support and advice. This free, confidential service is available on 0800 863 375 or (09) 571 9191 between the hours of 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Our team of nurses have up-to-date information about many different heart conditions, including information on Covid-19 for heart patients.

You can also email us at hearthealthinfo@heartfoundation.org.nz. For other enquiries please see our contact us page.

How can I help the Heart Foundation save lives?

Kiwis can continue to provide support to us by purchasing lottery tickets and can donate online.