The Queen is at it once more. The McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts sport generated $4 million in bets this week and a $2 million winner Tuesday, re-creating the buzzy pleasure of its earlier massive video games.
With solely two playing cards left to play, a person recognized solely as George L. had his ticket pulled and appropriately guessed which envelope held the queen of hearts, ending the yearlong raffle.
The lodge drew nationwide media consideration in 2018 when the pot reached $7 million, with the winner getting $4 million. Crowds swarmed the tiny publish each day to position their bets.
Officers swore they wanted a break, and lowered the quantity that rolls over, however since 10% of the full stays held to begin the following sport, the pot has remained big.
Cmdr. Duane Lungren defined George would win a minimal of $500, and as he opened the envelope to disclose the successful card, he stated, “and a complete lot extra.”
Queen of Hearts is a sport through which the 52 playing cards of a deck and two jokers are hidden in numbered envelopes and displayed underneath glass on the wall of the lodge bar. Every week, one envelope is opened to disclose a card. Gamers attempt to guess which envelope incorporates the queen of hearts, with lesser prizes for different face playing cards.
If nobody guesses the proper envelope, the pot rolls over to the following week, and gamers proceed to purchase $5 raffle tickets for an opportunity to win.
The winner will get half of the pot, the lodge retains 40%, and 10% is rolled over to begin the following sport. On this case, that ought to quantity to greater than $400,000.
Previous proceeds have helped the lodge to construct a brand new car parking zone, construct a brand new kitchen and out of doors grounds, and donate to veterans’ causes. A celebration environment prevails on drawing night time, with tons of in and out cheering the outcomes. A meals truck, promoting deep-fried balls of risotto, served hungry patrons.
The lodge additionally introduced 110 winners of $500 every in a separate 50/50 raffle.
Mayor Wayne Jett helped draw the raffle tickets and thanked volunteers for working to make the drawing doable.