Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Marian Catholic’s Queen of Hearts Raffle now tops $27,000. The 50/50 raffle has been rolling on and building for months. The Queen remains hidden. The next drawing is tonight at Carlo’s Restaurant & Lounge – Lorenzetti’s in Chicago Heights.
Only those who buy tickets this week have a chance of winning.
The next drawing is tonight at Carlo’s Restaurant & Lounge – Lorenzetti’s at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be available up to the time of the drawing — but get there early enough so you can put your name and phone number on each that you purchase.
The 50/50 progressive raffle, which has gained popularity over the last few years, consists of a deck of 54 playing cards, including two jokers, which are placed face down and sealed on a mounting board on display at Carlo Lorenzetti’s. The back of each card is numbered one (1) through fifty-four (54).
Marian Catholic High School purchased the sealed board from a third party gaming company and does not know the location of the Queen of Hearts.
Once a ticket is drawn, the selected playing card will be revealed. If the Queen of Hearts is not selected, the game and the jackpot rolls over to the next week. After the drawing, all tickets from the previous week are destroyed and may not be used again.
Raffle tickets are six for $5.00. Participants can purchase as many tickets as they wish. Ticket purchases must be paid in cash and can be purchased immediately after the prior drawing up to fifteen (15) minutes prior to the next drawing.
There can only be one individual’s name per ticket.
All proceeds from the raffle benefit Marian Catholic High School.
Tickets can be purchased at Carlo Lorenzetti’s Restaurant & Lounge located at 560 West Lincoln Highway (Route 30), Chicago Heights, Ill. 60411. Must be 18 years or older to purchase a ticket and/or claim a jackpot.
The first drawing for the raffle took place on Thursday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. at Carlo Lorenzetti’s. Only 1 ticket is drawn each week. Winner need not be present. The drawings continue each Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at the restaurant. The minimum guaranteed payout on the first drawing was $5,000.
The payout now is more than five times that.
A complete list of rules for Queen of Hearts can be found at www.marianchs.com.