If you haven’t purchased your tickets for the 2016 4-H Ontario Stay or Play Lottery yet, what are you waiting for? Among many great prizes, is the Grand Prize Luxury Travel Package valued at $7,000! This prize lets you travel wherever you want, with anyone you choose, for a trip of your dreams. Last year’s winner Wanda Chilton, used the prize as an opportunity to take a family trip to Sol Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba. Below is a short testimony from Wanda’s experience. I thought I’d start with thanking 4-H Ontario for what I would describe as a trip of a lifetime! Growing up in a rural area, I was familiar with 4-H and knew of the good work they do. The grand prize being a $7,000 trip anywhere in the world, didn’t dampen my view of parting with $75 either. I received a call sometime in May last year and it was a voicemail from 4-H that I had won the grand prize! Our family is a blended family with five kids, ranging in age from 25 to 34. We’ve never managed to take a vacation together, and with one son married, one daughter about to be married, two in school, and two school teachers, I knew if we didn’t do it now – we would never do it. We all decided THIS would be our Christmas present to each other and it was the BEST family trip. We spent seven days playing, sunning and swimming together. Some of us took separate excursions (a fishing trip was enjoyed by six) and we all enjoyed a day on a catamaran where we just enjoyed the sun, sand, and sea spray. It was wonderful. Cubans are joyful people and treated us like royalty on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day, Santa managed to find us and left stockings by our lounges at the pool. It was a vacation I will long remember, and I know my children will also remember long after the bug bites heal, and the sand disappears from our suitcases. And the best part? We are ALL still speaking! Thank you again, to all who had a part in the 4H Ontario Stay and Play Lottery! You can bet I’ve already purchased my ticket for 2016! For more information on this year’s fantastic prizes and to purchase your tickets in the 2016 4-H Ontario Stay or Play Lottery visit our website here. Net lottery proceeds support Youth Programming with supplies, conference & camp travel and transportation resources for 4-H members.