The 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery (Lottery Licence #M644571 Licensee: Ontario 4-H Council) provides the opportunity to win a trip for two anywhere in the world. In 2011, the grand prize winner for the Dream Dinner Lottery (Lottery Licence #M644562 Licensee: Ontario 4-H Council) was Patricia Giles. Patricia purchased a ticket after her cousin Nadine suggested she do so. Because Nadine’s persuasion was instrumental in the purchase of Patricia’s winning ticket, she decided Nadine would be her +1 for the Dream Dinner. Read on to learn about Patricia and Nadine’s Dream Dinner experience! ___________________________________________________________________________ Winning the Dream Dinner Lottery was a first for Patricia Giles. “I can win $5 on a scratch ticket but I’ve never won something like this!” she exclaimed. With the help of their travel agent, Judy Anger,  Patricia and her cousin, Nadine selected The Verandah resort in Turks and Caicos as their destination of choice. “We knew we wanted to go somewhere hot, and somewhere special,” explained Nadine. When Judy mentioned that the resort was on one of the top ten beaches in the world, and showed them pictures of this luxurious destination, the Dream Dinner Lottery winners knew this would be the special trip they were after. Nadine and Patricia used their winnings to extend their stay from the weekend to a one week trip. From start to finish Patricia and Nadine’s trip was nothing short of luxurious. “The entire trip was just extraordinary for us,” Nadine explained. They started off their Dream Dinner experience by flying first class. “Flying first class was a real treat!” said Nadine. “There was real silverware and china, and anything we wanted to drink. It was wonderful! We had never done that before.” Once they arrived at The Verandah, their extraordinary experience continued. “When they took us to our room it just blew our minds!” shared Nadine. “We were in awe of the room we had. Everything was marble, stainless steel and oak. It was furnished so beautifully it was unbelievable.” Once settled in to their suite, Patricia and Nadine spent their week at The Verandah lounging by the pool, swimming in the ocean, and eating fabulous meals. They were lucky to have a pool not more then 10 feet away from their room. “The pool was often empty so we mostly had it to ourselves. It was absolutely amazing, we could not believe it,” shared Nadine.

Patricia and Nadine

Patricia, left, and Nadine, right, enjoying dinner at The Verandah

The beach also lived up to it’s reputation. “The beach was just pristine and gorgeous. The sand was very deep and white. The ocean was a beautiful turquoise. It was post card picture perfect,” said Nadine. Their entire Dream Dinner Lottery experience was one they will never forget. When asked what their most memorable moment was Nadine said that it was a tie between flying first class and that initial jaw dropping moment when they saw their room. “This trip was very special, and it was something we wouldn’t have been able to do without winning the Dream Dinner Lottery. This place really was just extraordinary,” Nadine said. Thank you Patricia and Nadine for sharing your Dream Dinner Lottery story . Tickets for the 2012 Dream Dinner Lottery are on sale now. More information about the lottery, and terms and conditions can be found here >