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New Chase the Ace starts Wednesday

Alberton Lions Club president Herb Meggison, left, and Western Community Curling Club president, Fr. Art Pendergast present Lil Wagner with a cheque for $11,714, the grand prize in a Chase the Ace lottery conducted by three Alberton organizations.
Alberton Lions Club president Herb Meggison, left, and Western Community Curling Club president, Fr. Art Pendergast present Lil Wagner with a cheque for $11,714, the grand prize in a Chase the Ace lottery conducted by three Alberton organizations. - Contributed

Ace stayed hidden in Alberton lottery for 33 weeks

ALBERTON

After a successful run with their first Chase the Ace lottery, three Alberton area organizations are set to start a new lottery this Wednesday, July 18.

Lil Wagner from Conway pocketed a cheque for $11,714 last week when her ticket was drawn and the Ace of Spades got turned from a deck that had been whittled down to just 19 cards.

The Alberton Lions Club, Western Community Curling Club and the Canadian Mental Health Association launched the lottery last November, and the game kept going through 33 weekly draws until the Ace of Spades showed up, triggering the jackpot payout. During that time the three sponsoring groups shared in more than $16,000 in proceeds.

The new lottery starts off with a $1,500 jackpot which will continue to grow by 20 per cent of each week’s ticket sales until the Ace of Spades is turned again. Tickets will be available in Alberton at the Medicine Shoppe, Alberton Irving, Home Hardware, Bingo World, and from any Lions Club member. Tickets are also available at Western Community Curling Club from 7 to 9 pm on the night of the draws. Draws will be held shortly after 9 p.m. every Wednesday.

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