There's A Winner In McHenry Queen Of Hearts Raffle

Bob Roberts
September 18, 2018 - 8:39 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Bob Roberts

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO)  -- If your name is Lori S., and you hold a white ticket to the McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts raffle, you may be a $7 million winner.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts was on hand for the highly anticipated drawing Tuesday night.

The Queen was hidden behind No. 25, and was the fourth of seven possible tickets to be pulled during a “draw-down” designed to end the raffle, which had lasted for two years.

"There she is," a clearly relieved VFW Senior Deputy Cmdr. Ben Keefe said.

The packed VFW hall was electric with excitement as organizers selected tickets from a huge pool, instead of the drum that had been used previously.

Lori S. -- whoever that is -- will pocket about $4 million, before taxes. A share of the money will go to the VFW, which plans several improvements before the raffle begins anew in January.