FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any on-road costs included in the prize?

    The first prize includes all on-road costs and third party insurance, however all prizes are to be picked up from Brisbane.

  • How many performance vehicles are in the lottery each year?

    There are six Mater Cars for Cancer lotteries each year. Each lottery gives you the chance to win your choice of one of the performance vehicles offered in that lottery. Per lottery there are generally two vehicle models/brands to choose from.

  • Can I choose the colour of the car?

    Due to ordering and availability constraints, the winner cannot choose the colour of the car. The prize vehicle colour is determined on availability at the time of the draw. However, if the prize car has to come from a factory, the winner may have a choice of colours.

  • Can I choose my own ticket number?

    Unfortunately, you can’t choose your own ticket numbers. All purchased tickets will generally have random numbers allocated for each draw.

  • What other lotteries does Mater offer to support the work of their research and patient care programs?

    Mater offers three other lotteries:

    Mater Prize Home: This lottery raises funds for Mater Mothers’ Hospital through Mater Little Miracles and gives supporters the chance to win a million dollar home, six times per year.

    Mater Chicks in Pink: Held twice per year, this lottery raises money for breast cancer support and services for patients being treated at Mater. Tickets are only $10 each.

    Mater Cash for Kids: This lottery is limited to only 5,000 tickets and the first prize is $10,000 cash. Funds raised through this lottery contribute to supporting mothers and babies at Mater. Tickets are only $20 each.

  • How and when are the winners notified? And how do I get the results?

    The winners of each Mater lottery receive a phone call as soon as the draw is completed, followed by a letter sent to them 2-3 days after the draw date. The results will be displayed on this website as soon as the draw is completed and also published in the public notices of The Australian (date of publication is displayed in each lottery brochure).

  • How can I find out more about Mater and where the proceeds of the lotteries go?

    To find out more information about Mater, visit the About us, Why support this lottery page or contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

  • When should I receive my VIP tickets?

    Your VIP tickets are processed on the 15th of every month (i.e. February 2016, March 2016…) or the next business day. Once a successful transaction has been completed (including your payment being received) you should receive your email-tickets within five working days. Or, if you choose to receive paper tickets you can expect them to arrive within 10 business days. Please note that our business days are Monday to Friday for ticket processing. 

  • How can I cancel my VIP Club membership?

    If you wish to cancel your VIP Club membership you can contact us via email, over the phone or by mail.

    Over the phone: please call us on 1800 067 066.

    By mail:

    Please send a letter to us at:

    Mater Cars for Cancer lottery
    Locked Bag 2000
    Coorparoo DC QLD 4151

  • How can I update my details?

    To update your details you can contact us via email, over the phone or by mail.

    Over the phone: please call us on 1800 067 066.

    By mail: please send a letter to us at:

    Mater Cars for Cancer lottery
    Locked Bag 2000
    Coorparoo DC QLD 4151

  • Where can I read my Direct Debit Service Agreement?

    The Mater Foundation Direct Debit Service Agreement can be accessed here

  • I live out of Queensland in another Australian state, can I still purchase tickets?

    Each state throughout Australia has its own legislation pertaining to art unions or prize home lotteries. For each lottery promoted by Mater Foundation, we receive licences from QLD, NSW and VIC state regulators to conduct lottery activities in each of these states. As we are unable to obtain licences in other Australian states we are unable to actively promote or market our lottery in these regions. If you live in a state where we have not secured a licence and wish to purchase a lottery ticket you must check with your state regulators to ensure you are eligible to enter.

  • Who can I contact about responsible gaming?

    Mater Foundation promotes responsible gaming. For information on how to play responsibly, contact Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.

  • When are the weekly VIP fuel draws drawn?

    The weekly $1,000 fuel draw is drawn on a weekly basis, however due to processing of monthly VIP payments, some of the weekly VIP fuel draws cannot be drawn weekly, which will result in 2 draws occurring in the same week.