One of Canada’s largest broker networks continued to reward homebuyers for choosing them, handing out a $100,000 cash prize to one lucky mortgage holder yesterday.

Michael Beckette, president and CEO of Mortgage Alliance presented Patricia Lopes from Toronto with a cheque for $100,000as  the company celebrated six years of its Minimize Your Mortgage Sweepstakes, which rewards its customers after they purchase a mortgage with a Mortgage Alliance professional by automatically entering them into the contest. Since the promotion began in 2007, Mortgage Alliance has awarded $500,000 in prizes.

“Offering the biggest promotion is just one more reason why Mortgage Alliance brokers are unique” said Beckette.  “We want Canadians to do business with us because our brokers provide superior choice, counsel, and convenience and as a bonus, they get rewarded with a chance to win $100,000.”

Lopes’ reward couldn’t have a come at better time. The family had been recently challenged after her husband Jason was laid-off from his construction company earlier this year. “I couldn’t believe it” she said. “I kept asking the man [Louie Bettio, Mortgage Alliance Brand Champion] on the other end of the phone, ‘is this really happening?’ We’re still in shock, but we’re so grateful to Mortgage Alliance for helping us with our first home and now with our new winnings.”

When asked by Beckette what the young couple planned on doing with their winnings, Lopes said that they were going straight to the bank, paying off their car loans, applying some money toward their mortgage and have already booked a trip to Negril, Jamaica, their first trip since being married four years ago.

Lopes also planned to donate to Mortgage Alliance’s 2012 fund raising effort, in support of the Weekend To End All Women’s Cancers. There wasa personal connection, as her mother Emilia was just declared cancer-free after battling breas cancer.


(L to R): Fabian D'Avino, Mortgage Alliance regional manager, Keith Amaral (Patricia’s brother), Jason Lopes, Emilia Ferreira, Patricia Lopes and Michael Beckette, President & CEO, Mortgage Alliance

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