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Frequently Asked Questions


I have not received my ticket or I need to make a change to my ticket.  Who can I contact?
Please contact ticket administrators Deloitte on 03 9671 6300 or info@rmhhomelottery.com.au.

I no longer wish to receive direct mail, phone calls, emails and / or sms messages relating to the Home Lottery.  Who can I contact?
Please contact ticket administrators Deloitte on 03 9671 6300 or info@rmhhomelottery.com.au.

How many tickets are will be sold?
A maximum of 220,000 tickets will be sold.

How can my chances of winning really be 1 in 15?
Each ticket is entered in ALL 15,200 prize draws including 7 bonus draws and 1 Early Bird draw.  There are only 220,000 tickets available.  The calculation to determine chances of winning has been independently verified by an actuary.  For further information regarding the mathematical equation please contact a Program Coordinator on 03 9671 6300 or info@rmhhomelottery.com.au.

Who is (or is not) eligible to purchase tickets?
Purchasers must be 18 years or older.  The following persons and their immediate family are ineligible to purchase tickets for themselves or on behalf of any other person: Board Members and Executives of Melbourne Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and Partners and employees of S.O. Asher Consultants Pty Ltd and Deloitte. ‘Immediate Family’ for a person, means the person’s spouse and family members residing at the same premises as the person.  For a detailed list of all ineligible persons please visit www.rmhhomelottery.com.au.

Can I purchase a ticket if I live interstate or overseas?
The lottery is intended for residents of Victoria, however we will accept most orders from out of state residents. If you are unable to place an order online please call +61 8 7421 2279.

I don’t wish to order my tickets online?  What are my options?
Tickets can be ordered at rmhHomeLottery.com.au or by calling 1300 780 312.  Tickets can also be ordered in person from Tuesday 29 January 2019 at any one of these locations:

The Royal Melbourne HospitalMain Entrance, 300 Grattan StreetParkville

I don’t wish to order my tickets online?  What are my options?
Tickets can be ordered by calling 1300 780 312.  We can send you an order form to post in.

What is the GRAND PRIZE?
The Grand Prize is worth over $4.5 million!  It features a stunning new home at 457 Kooyong Road Elsternwick.  Custom designed, built and landscaped by Glenvill Homes the home comes complete with all furnishings PLUS $250,000 in gold!

If I win the home do I have to move in?  How soon do I get the keys?  Can I sell it?
It generally takes a few weeks before settlement is complete.  The winner can move in as soon as settlement is complete.  The winner does not have to keep the home for a minimum period of time and can choose to sell the home at any point after settlement.

If I win, what do I have to pay for? 
Absolutely nothing. As a Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Showhome winner, you are awarded your new home free and clear of any encumbrances. 

What about stamp duty? Title transfer taxes? 
We want our showhome winner to be happy, so stamp duty, title transfer and all legal fees are paid for by The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery. 

What are my costs after I take possession of my new home? 
After you take title of your new home, you would be responsible for the usual costs associated with home ownership. 

What are the Bonus Prizes?
We will be giving away SEVEN 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sports just for getting in early! Tickets purchased before midnight on 22 February 2019 are eligible for the seven bonus draws.  Tickets will stay in the draws for the remaining 15,193 prize draws.

What is the Early Bird Prize?
Tickets purchased prior to midnight on 22 March 2019 will be included in the Early Bird draw to win a Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe’ or $350,000 in gold!  Tickets will stay in the draws for the remaining 15,192 prize draws.

What does it mean to become a Member?
Members’ tickets are specially reserved for each Home Lottery which means you’ll never miss out, no matter how quick they sell PLUS, Members are entered into an exclusive draw for $10,000 gold! There’s no joining fee and you can make changes any time. Just tick the box on your order and we will contact you prior to each Home Lottery to confirm your order.  To be eligible for the Membership Prize Draw, members must have a valid ticket in the current Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery and an active Membership to all future Home Lotteries as of the applicable deadline of the current Home Lottery.

Are the prizes donated?
No, all prizes are purchased by The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation.

If I win a prize, can I choose to take cash instead?
Unfortunately, no. All prizes are purchased by The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation and must be accepted as awarded. Negotiations may take place between the prize supplier and the winner but The Foundation cannot become a part of that process.

What is the Cash Calendar?
The Cash Calendar is a separate lottery.  For just $20 extra you will be entered into a draw to win, there are 18 draws in total! We will be giving away $50,000 on April 13 and $5,000 every day between 14-30 April.  All prizes will be awarded in gold. Tickets in the Cash Calendar are $20 each, 3 for $50 or 6 for $75.  The deadline to purchase Cash Calendar tickets is 5 April 2019 and draws will be held on 12 April 2019.

What is the Holiday for Life?
The Holiday for Life is a separate lottery.  For just $10 extra you will be entered into a draw to win a holiday of your choice valued at $5,000 every year for the next 25 years!  Or you can choose to take $100,000 in gold instead.  Tickets in the Holiday for Life are $10 each, 5 for $25 or 15 for $50.  The deadline to purchase Holiday for Life tickets is 5 April 2019 and draws will be held on 12 April 2019.

Why do you giveaway gold and gift cards instead of cash?
The Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulations do not allow us to give away cash.  Winners can cash in gold bullion for cash.  Note that gold selling costs and market variations do apply when selling gold bullion.


What are the draw dates?
Bonus Draws:  Deadline 22 February 2019 – Draws 5 March 2019
Early Bird Draw:  Deadline 22 March 2019 – Draw 2 April 2019
Final Draws:  Deadline 5 April 2019 – Draw 12 April 2019

How and where are the draws conducted?
The draws are conducted using a random number generator under the supervision of Deloitte at their offices, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne in accordance with Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulations.

Can a ticket purchaser win multiple prizes? 
Yes.  When you buy a ticket, your ticket is entered in ALL draws! At $100 for a ticket, that works out to less than $0.03 per draw! Each ticket is included in every draw which means that after a ticket is drawn, the winning number is recorded and it is entered in the remaining draws.


When and where are the winning results published?
A complete list of winners will appear at www.rmhhomelottery.com.au by 15 April 2019.  In the event all tickets are sold by the Early Bird deadline of 22 March 2019 then all winners will be published early on 3 April 2019.

Will I be notified if I win a prize?
All winners will be notified in writing by Deloitte with instructions on how to claim their prize.

How long do I have to claim my prize?
All prizes must be claimed within one year of the applicable draw date.

What if I don’t know I’ve won a prize?
We will make multiple attempts to contact winners to ensure they have received their prize.

What happens to unclaimed prizes?
In the event that a prize remains unclaimed, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation will make additional attempts to contact that winner to ensure they are aware they have won a prize.  After all attempts to contact the winner have been exhausted, The Foundation must sell the prize and distribute the proceeds to the Victorian government.


How are the proceeds used?
Proceeds support patient care, equipment and research at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.


Phone: 03 9671 6300
Email info@rmhhomelottery.com.au