No. Lottery winnings in Canada are considered windfalls.
If I win the cottage, what do I have to pay for?
As a New Brunswick Hospital Home Lottery winner, you are awarded your new home free and clear of any encumbrances. After you take title of your new home, you will be responsible for the usual cost associated with home ownership.
What about real estate fees? Legal fees?
Real estate fees and legal fees for title transfer are paid for by New Brunswick Hospital Home Lottery.
If I win the cottage, do I get to keep the furnishing?
Yes. The cottage will be awarded with all furnishing, decorating and landscaping.
If I win the cottage, do I have to live in it or can I sell it?
Once a home is awarded to a winner and the title is transferred, they do not have to move in. Any prize can be sold if the winner wished to do so.