Muscular Dystrophy South Australia (MDSA) has this week launched its first ever My Dream Lottery, with proceeds raised from the sale of 60,000 tickets going towards crucial support for South Australians affected by one of more than 100 neuromuscular conditions (NMCs).
Across its 65-year history, MDSA has held a multitude of fundraising initiatives so that it can continue to provide a range of services to people living with neuromuscular conditions that lead to progressive muscle decline, however, none have been to the scale and prize value of the new My Dream Lottery.
MDSA’s CEO, David Duncan, said the profit-for-purpose organisation was wanting to ramp up its presence locally to not only provide essential services and supports to its existing client community, but importantly position itself to reach the 1,700 people across South Australia and the Northern Territory with an NMC.
“By entering the high-profile lottery market, our main intention is to connect a wider audience to the cause as, ultimately, strength comes in numbers,” says Mr Duncan.
“Through broader community interest and support, together we are capable of driving huge developments in research to improve the circumstances of people living with NMCs. In fact, the bigger the impact, the closer we are to achieving our vision of a world without neuromuscular conditions by 2050.”
Providing support from diagnosis and throughout the life of someone living with a neuromuscular condition, MDSA aims to offer a full scope of services to help their community cope both physically and emotionally.
Funds generated from the lottery will be used by MDSA to support research to find a cure, as well as provide everything from physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, equipment loans, and transport services, through to camps, social events, and seminars for people living with neuromuscular conditions.
There are $2.4 million worth of dream prizes to be won including the My Dream Lottery Grand Prize, an exquisite home built and designed by local boutique builder, Lares Homes. Valued at $1.6 million, Somerton House is a luxurious four-bedroom home that includes stylish living spaces, high-end appliances, together with a dazzling swimming pool and quality landscaping across the whole site.
“We are extremely fortunate to have partnered with the prestigious and reputable team at Lares Homes,” says Mr Duncan.
“Every design detail of Somerton House has been thoughtfully considered and incorporates high-quality fittings – it truly is selling the dream!”
South Australians can come and see for themselves the stunning house they could soon be calling home; Somerton House will be open for inspection and for onsite lottery ticket purchase until sold out.
Tickets officially go on sale Monday, 27 May and those who are among the first to purchase a ticket will go into the draw to win the early bird prize: a Jaguar F-Type sports car valued at $129,000 supplied by Solitaire Automotive. Additional prizes include four $15,000 travel vouchers from Phil Hoffman Travel, $10,000 cash prize for VIP members and so much more.
South Australians can live their dream and help the team by purchasing a My Dream Lottery ticket for $100 by visiting: www.mydreamlottery.com.au