The PNE Prize Home Lottery is a lottery hosted by Vancouver’s Pacific National Exhibition. With it you can win a brand-new house, cars and other prizes.
In 2023 tickets for the PNE Prize Home Lottery cost two for $30, six for $60 or 15 for $125. This past year the grand prize was a beautiful new house worth over $2.3-million in Langley!
To learn about the lottery, continue reading or visit the pneprizehome.ca website. For information about the PNE in general, or its summer amusement park, see our articles about the Pacific National Exhibition or Playland, or go to the pne.ca website.
In this article you’ll find the following information about the Prize Home Lottery:
PNE Prize Home Lottery
The annual PNE Prize Home Lottery is both a popular lottery and an annual tradition. It’s also a great fundraiser for the Pacific National Exhibition which is a non-profit organization.
Tickets for the Prize Home Lottery can be bought up until the final draw in early September. There are also multiple bonus draws throughout the summer for smaller prizes. If you buy your tickets early, you’ll have more chances to win!
A couple of years ago the Grand Prize was a 3,600 square-foot house in South Surrey that was valued at $1.8-million. In 2022 the Grand Prize was a 3,400 square-foot home in Langley valued at over $2.4-million.
In 2023 the Grand Prize was a 3,773 square-foot house currently worth over $2.3-million. Other prizes included four Chevrolet and two Cadillac vehicles, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and five Holland America cruises, along with a hot tub package, travel trailer and five cash prizes of $10,000 each.
In addition to the above main prizes, as there are every year, there are early bonus draws between June and August. These are for a few of the cruises and an electric vehicle. The winners of the bonus draws are still normally entered to win the main draw prizes (so entrants can win more than one prize).
For tickets and full details about the home, see the PNE Prize Home Lottery website.
What is the PNE Prize Home Lottery?
The lottery began in 1934 and has been held every year since. In past years, the prize home was built at the site of the PNE and open for the public to visit during the fair at the end of the summer. After the announcement of the winner, the house was then relocated to its permanent site somewhere else in the province. In more recent years, the house has been built from the start somewhere in Lower Mainland.
In 2023 the PNE Fair ran from August 19th until September 4th, with a Prize Home showcase each day. At the fair you can see displays and information about the house at the fair. To see the actual thing though, you have to go to Langley.
The lottery is an important fundraising activity for the Pacific National Exhibition which is the non-profit that runs the PNE Fair. The organization also operates the Playland amusement park and the facilities on the PNE fairgrounds.
The Prize Home Lottery
Because of COVID-19, the 2021 house wasn’t constructed on-site at the PNE Fair as was the case in previous years. Instead, it was built in its permanent spot in South Surrey. In 2022 the PNE Fair took place from August 21st to September 6th, and there was a display for the prize home at the site of the fair. It wasn’t the full house, but it was a way to experience some of it.
The 2022 Grand Prize home was open to guided tours at its actual address on certain weekends before the final draw. In 2023 tours were also be available for up to six people at a time on various Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer. The tours are free and have to be booked in advance.
For tickets and full details about your chances to win, see the PNE Prize Home Lottery website.
Where to Buy Tickets for the PNE Prize Home Lottery
Tickets can be bought online at the PNE‘s official website. They are also available by phone at 604.678.4663 or 1.877.946.4663. Tickets can be purchased in different amounts. In 2023 you could get two tickets for $30, six tickets for $60, or 15 tickets for $125.
Only BC residents aged 19 years or older can buy tickets. There are a finite number of tickets available – up to a maximum of 861,000 in total. So, while the deadline to buy tickets isn’t until early September, there is always a chance they can run out before then.
When buying tickets for the lottery there is also the option to buy extra tickets for a separate 50/50 draw. The 50/50 tickets cost $10 for one ticket or $30 for five. They cannot be bought on their own. They have to be purchased at the same time as the main lottery tickets for the house.
On September 13th in 2021, the 50/50 jackpot was worth $1,738,410 (meaning the lucky winner got to keep $869,205). The 2022 jackpot winner took home $888,890. The 2023 jackpot winner collected $891,425!
For tickets and full details about the home, see the PNE Prize Home Lottery website.
This Years’ Grand Prize Home
The 2023 PNE Prize Home is in Langley. The house is built by Lanstone Homes in partnership with Wesmont Homes (which was the builder of the prize home last year).
Designed by Brown and Co. and furnished by Yaletown Interiors, this year’s house has three floors and 3,773 square feet of living space. It’s also valued at over $2.3-million!
The 2023 PNE Prize Home has an energy-efficient electric heat pump and cooling system, Fisher and Paykel appliances in the kitchen, and a Husqvarna yard care package. The four bedroom and 4.5 bathroom home also has a rec room, “listening room,” and an electric vehicle charger in the two-car garage, plus a fireplace in the living room. There is also a legal one-bedroom suite in the basement (so there are actually five bedrooms plus a den in total).
The Main Floor
On the main floor of the 2023 home there is an office near the main entrance, along with the laundry room, bathroom and access to the garage. The rest of the ground floor includes a large open area with a dream kitchen on the left, a living room with a fireplace on the right, and a dining area sort of in the middle. There is also an outdoor patio area and a small back yard. It’s a very attractive and open-concept home.
The stairs to the upper floor are adjacent to the living room. If you go upstairs you’ll find a small living area or bedroom, a second bedroom and connecting ensuite bathroom. There are also two other bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets. The master bedroom is especially beautiful! The whole place is very bright and tastefully furnished
What’s in the Basement?
Downstairs in the 2023 home there is a two-bedroom basement suite. It has its own kitchen, living area and bathroom. It’s almost fully underground, but still very nice. It will no doubt get the new owner some very nice extra income if rented out.
Also downstairs, with the option of being separate from the suite, is a rec room and additional bathroom.
For a full layout of the PNE Prize Home this year, click 2023 Home Floor Plan.
Past Prize Home Locations
Unlike in past years, the 2021 and 2022 PNE Prize Homes were built on location at their permanent addresses. Guided tours of the 2022 home in Langley were available on weekends between June 11th and July 24th. 2023 was the same.
The 2022 PNE Prize Home was in Langley. The luxurious house was built by Wesmont Homes with a Tuscan-inspired interior. As always, the home came fully-furnished.
The winning house in 2022 had three floors including a one-bedroom basement suite. It also came with climate-friendly features like an electric heat and cooling system and a charger for electric vehicles.
As mentioned above, in previous years the houses were assembled on-site at the PNE and then relocated to their permanent locations somewhere else in the province. Locations of homes in past years have included Pemberton (near Whistler in 2020) and the Okanagan (in Kelowna in 2019 and Naramata in 2018, 2017 and 2016).
The same as with other lotteries and forms of gambling, as the BC Lottery Corporation says, “Know Your Limit and Play Within It“! If you have a gambling problem, or can’t afford to play, don’t buy a ticket. And if you do buy a ticket, just play for fun and to support the PNE!
2021 Prize Home Lottery Video
To see what the 2021 Prize Home looked like, check out the following video.
To learn more about the Prize Home Lottery, see the PNE‘s official website.
Your chances of winning the Prize Home in 2023 were approximately one in 861,000. Your odds of winning the 50/50 draw were about 1 in 290,000.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Pacific National Exhibition
- Vancouver’s Playland Amusement Park
- Events at the PNE
- Top Vancouver Attractions
- Vancouver Festivals and Events