Valley residents shopping at Barry’s Bay Metro on April 12 were in prime position to snap up some of the first available tickets for the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s Catch The Ace lottery. SFVH Foundation coordinator Erin Gienow with volunteers Lorraine Coulter and Chris Gienow set up a Catch the Ace table in the store. Proceeds from sale of lottery tickets will support Valley Manor Redevelopment. Photo above: Michele Najbor buys her ticket from Erin Gienow.
SFVH Foundation coordinator Gienow explained how the lottery works:
When supporters buy a ticket ($5 cash only), they are asked to pre-select an envelope number on their ticket stub.
Weekly draws will be held starting Thursday April 18 at 4 p.m. at the Ash Grove Inn. One ticket is chosen by a random ticket draw. The weekly winner takes home 20 percent of that week’s ticket revenues and the envelope number selected on the ticket is opened to reveal a playing card.
- If the card is not the Ace of Spades, the card is destroyed and the lottery continues for another week with ticket sales beginning on Fridays.
- If the card is the Ace of Spades, the weekly winner also wins the progressive jackpot. The progressive jackpot grows each week with the addition of 30 percent of the weekly ticket sales revenue.
SFVH Foundation illustrated the prize allocation this way:
The $5 tickets are available from the following locations (store hours will vary):
- Barry’s Bay: Barry’s Bay Esso, Charlie D’s, Pharmasave. St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Valley Manor (Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
- Combermere: CO Country Market
- Killaloe: AJ’s Convenience, Killaloe Hardware
- Madawaska: Algonquin Bound Outfitters
- Round Lake: Round Lake Centre Food Market
- Wilno: Wilno Building Supply