Our home was built in 2007, and every summer for the past four years we have been plagued with lottery homes.
To date there have been seven lottery homes in a four-year period on our street. Our 146 Street subdivision, which ends with a dead end, has only approximately 15 homes on it.
Typically what’s been happening is, when the winner is selected, they have the choice of taking the money or the house. More often they take the money, so the lottery corporation will then re-advertise the same house the next year, resulting in most of the lottery homes on our street being used twice.
The increased traffic on our street each summer results in broken sprinkler heads and breaking-and-entering into vehicles. I have no evidence that this is from anyone viewing the lottery homes but, oddly, these occurrences always coincide when the lottery homes are in progress.
For safety reasons, we cannot allow our kids to play in the front of our house during the summer months.
The current lottery home this year is the WinFall lottery, which runs for approximately three months.
It is with regret that I am informing you of this, because I do support the idea of fundraising and use of lottery homes, but enough is enough.
Like my neighbours, I feel if something isn’t done, then every summer we will endure lottery mania on our street and we will never have a peaceful summer.
Terry Kuehne, Surrey