Eve Barnes of Ottawa/Round Lake Centre(above) received $70,446.50 on June 13 from her winning ticket which was drawn on Thursday June 8 in the popular Catch The Ace lottery. The Ace of Spades was hidden behind envelope #28. The winning amount represents the Week 35 weekly prize of $2,408.00 plus the Progressive Jackpot of $68,038.50.
This was the sixth Catch The Ace lottery that St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation has run for local healthcare. A total of 45,359 tickets were sold, with $103,500 raised after expenses.
SFVH Foundation Communications and Fundraising Officer Christine Hudder told The Current that an application for another lottery licence is in the works, so stay tuned for an announcement later this summer — you could be the next Catch The Ace Jackpot winner!
In accordance with an overall long range plan, the Foundation raises, manages and distributes funds to St.Francis Memorial Hospital (including Rainbow Valley), Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, and Valley Manor Long Term Care Nursing Home. Foundation activities ensure support for equipment and facility needs for the three primary healthcare organizations in our area. So far, an impressive $656,922 has been raised through all six Catch The Ace lotteries.
Proceeds from the first three lotteries went to Valley Manor Building Fund.
- Lottery 1 began April 18 2019 and ran for nine weeks
- Lottery 2 started July 11, 2019 and also ran for nine weeks
- Lottery 3 began Oct. 10, 2019 and ran for 47 weeks during the onset of Covid
Proceeds from the next three lotteries went to St. Francis Memorial Hospital medical equipment fund:
- Lottery 4 kicked off April 1 2021 and continued for 18 weeks
- Lottery 5 began Nov. 4, 2021 and lasted 42 weeks
- Lottery 6 started October 13, 2022 and lasted 35 weeks.
Thanks for all the hard work
As always when it comes to Valley fundraising, the success of the Catch The Ace lottery depends heavily on volunteers and vendors. In addition to Foundation personnel, there are 13 volunteer drivers who assist with dropping off and picking up pouches from vendors located throughout the Valley. There is a core group of three counters who help to reconcile tickets for each week’s draw. Catch The Ace tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Round Lake Centre Food Market, Round Lake Country Store, AJ’s Convenience, Killaloe Hardware, Wilno Building Supply, Charlie D’s, Barry’s Bay MacEwen, the Foundation office, Valley Manor, Barry’s Bay Ultramar, Lorraine’s Pharmasave, Barry’s Bay Shell, CO Country Market, The Cottage Cup, Eganville Shell, Conway’s Pharmacy, Village Discount and Variety, Ramona’s Hairstyling and Whitney Pharmacy.
All photos St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
Catch The Ace depends on volunteers and vendors