A popular contest that resulted in many people walking away with big-ticket prizes is returning to the Energy City.

The Million Dollar Auction, put on by DiscoverEstevan.com and the Estevan Mercury, kicks off Friday with a grand finale live auction on October 13 at the Estevan Shoppers Mall.

What you can win

Just like last year, you'll have many chances to win prizes valued at $250 or more (and it's often a lot more).

There are 17 different prizes - each provided by a sponsor - including a special-edition cast-iron barbeque from Canadian Tire, a Cobra driver from TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club, $500 in gift certificates from Sector 1 Glass, $250 in gift certificates from Southern Plains Co-op, an Azus Chromebook from Southeast College, and a hunting decoy from Open Season.

New at this year's auction will be raffle items up for grabs, so you have extra opportunities to win.

Stay tuned for the full list of prizes to be released.

How it works

Find us at a number of businesses before the October 13 finale to spin the Wheel of Winning. 

The wheel has seven spots with varying denominations of auction money, and two spots to score special deals at each business.

Everyone 18 or older gets to spin once per location to win auction bucks.

Each participating business will also have auction money to give away, however they please. Keep an eye on their social media pages for any contest details.

Where to find us

September 9 11-1 @ Estevan Eye Clinic

September 9 2-4 @ Sun Country Hearing

September 10 2-4 @ Estevan Exhibition Grounds with the City of Estevan 

September 20 7-10 @ Southern Plains Co-op

September 21 11-1 @ The Floor Store

September 21 2-4 @ Canadian Tire

September 22 11-1 @ Days Inn Estevan

September 27 11-1 @ Sholter & Horsman Furniture & Appliances

September 27 2-4 @ Bear Claw Casino

September 29 11-1 @ TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club

October 4 11-1 @ Roomy By Room Furniture

October 6 11-1 @ A & A Jewellery

October 8 11-1 @ Open Season

October 11 11-1 @ Southeast College

October 12 11-1 @ Senchuk Ford

October 12 2-4 @ Great Canadian Oil Change