Queen Of Hearts Drawing Could Make A Millionaire

Andy Dahn
August 22, 2019 - 6:00 am

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 (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Someone will walk away from a Queen of Hearts raffle in McHenry next week a millionaire.

"The jackpot for next Tuesday is $5.4 million," said Ben Keefe, Senior Vice Commander of the McHenry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600.

"Whoever finds the Queen of Hearts will be getting half of that."

The drawing will come one week after someone walked away from the VFW with $10,000 in winnings.

"The difference with next week is that we will continue pulling until we find the winner,” Keefe explained.

Other cards also get prizes: $5,000 for every 10 drawn; $10,000 for every Jack; $15,000 for every King; $20,000 for every Ace; $25,000 for the Queen of Spades, Diamonds, or Clubs; and $30,000 for every Joker.

The game uses 22 cards, hidden in numbered envelopes and displayed on a board. Players then pick a number and write their name on $5 raffle tickets, which are being sold throughout the week.

"It's exciting," Keefe told WBBM. "I'm glad to be a part of it and to hopefully change someone's life."

Tuesday night's drawing gets underway at 8 p.m.