Ace of Spades escapes again

The Ace of Spades escaped capture again in the second weekly Catch The Ace (CTA) lottery draw held by St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH Foundation) at the Ash Grove Inn on April 25, 2019. Erin Gienow, Donor Relations and Events Coordinator for SFVH Foundation, thanked all the supporters, volunteers and ticket vendors for their help and said that an amazing 1,198 tickets had been sold during Week Two. She called on Valley Manor Director Pierre-Paul Filion to draw this week’s winning ticket at random from the drum containing all 1,198 tickets.

The winner, Janet Cybulski, won $1,198 which represents 20 percent of the proceeds from this week’s ticket sales. Cybulski had selected Envelope Number 10 on her ticket so SFVH Foundation volunteer, Sharon Florent, opened Envelope 10 to see if the Ace of Spades was inside. Instead she found the Nine of Clubs. Because the CTA lottery is a progressive jackpot lottery, if the envelope had contained the Ace of Spaces, Cybulski would have won a total of $5,213.50.


Pierre-Paul Filion (with winning ticket), Sharon Florent

Cybulski was not the only winner in the Valley during CTA Week Two. SVFH Foundation received 50 percent of this week’s ticket sales $2,995.00   This amount was added to 50 percent of the proceeds from Week One. SFVH Foundation is running the CTA Lottery to raise funds for Valley Manor redevelopment.

Gienow reminded those present that ticket sales for CTA Week Three begin Friday April 26 and weekly draws are held at the Ash Grove Inn on Thursdays at 4 p.m. until the Ace of Spades is caught. Tickets cost $5.00 each (cash only) 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

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