June follow-up won’t be limited
EMBRUN — No matter what, there will be a winner of an estimated $30,000 in the Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace lottery this Sunday. And as that lottery comes to a close, the Club already has the go-ahead to follow up with a potentially much bigger version of the game this summer.
After 33 weeks, the current Catch the Ace jackpot must be awarded in the final draw taking place place May 6 at Etienne Brulé Brewery in Embrun.
“We’ve simply sold all of our allotted tickets” explained ecstatic lottery Chair Bill McInnis.
The Club has sold approximately 17,000 of the 20,000 tickets authorized by the provincial authorities, raising close to $50,000 for local charities. The Club says tickets remain available at Russell Foodland (500), Russell Pronto Convenience (300), Etienne Brulé Brewery (300) and Pierre et Fils in Embrun (200). A further balance of ticket inventory will be sold either on the draw date at Etienne Brulé Brewery, by the Kin Club of Russell members, or held in reserve to replenish ticket locations this week. “It’s kind of cool selling $15,000 dollars worth of tickets for a $30,000 dollar prize” added McInnis. “It should be fun!”
For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit The Kin Club of Russell Facebook page.
Next one uncapped
Meanwhile, the Club’s next Catch the Ace starts June 17. Unlike the current game, this one caps neither the number of tickets nor the jackpot. Winnings on similar unlimited local lotteries have occasionally surged into the millions of dollars.