RUSSELL — Everyone held their breath; hearts were pounding so loudly you could literally hear them. On March 1, when Kin Bill McInnis tore open the envelope and showed a black Ace, you could have heard a pin drop. Alas, it was the Ace of Clubs and the crowd roared its approval with a loud cheer! That Ace of Spades is clearly giving us a run for the money. On March 8, the six of hearts was drawn netting the weekly winner $4950. Not bad for a $5 ticket.
Jackpot for March 15, a record $75,000. Who would not appreciate this kind of a win?
The Kin Club of Russell’s “Catch the Ace” lottery, their third licence, offers an online version so anyone over 18 in Ontario can purchase tickets with a credit card. Who benefits? Six local charities benefit every week from the lottery: Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, Osgoode Care Centre, Russell Minor Hockey Association, Valoris Foundation and Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation have expanded both the area and reach for this popular progressive lottery. The popularity of this progressive lottery has benefitted from recent winnings in another lottery in the Valley and the fever is rising indeed.
The Kin Club of Russell holds its weekly draw on Sundays, 3:15 p.m. at Étienne Brûlé Brewery on Notre Dame St. in Embrun. The patrons contribute to the excitement when the draw happens by being a big part of the day. The Kin Club of Russell videos the draw live to its Facebook page and this is viewed close to two thousand times throughout the week.
Supporters of local charities can get their online tickets every week by going to https://kinclubofrussell.ca/catch-the-ace-tickets/ where they can choose one specific charity or all charities. Tickets can only be purchased only if you are in Ontario and over 18 years of age.
If you are interested in purchasing online tickets for Catch the Ace , more information can be found at the following link: https://kinclubofrussell.ca/catch-the-ace-tickets/.
Tickets are $5 tickets are sold during the week at select ticket outlets:
Étienne Brûlé Brewery, Embrun; Embrun Convenience,; Russell Foodland, 148 Craig St, Russell; Pronto Convenience Store, Russell; Kelly’s Boutique (Ottawa) St Laurent; Osgoode Care Centre (Ottawa); Metcalfe Pharmacy; Valoris (Embrun); Boni Choix (Embrun); Place d’Embrun Lottery Kiosk, Giant Tiger in Embrun at Cash #1, Au P’tit Castor, Winchester Foodland; Winchester District Memorial Hospital; Brinston General Store as well as from Russell Kin members.
More information is available through the Kin Club of Russell at 613-445-6483; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: https://kinclubofrussell.ca, or on the Kin Club of Russell Facebook page. The website and Facebook page are updated regularly.
Communications Director & VP Doug Anthony can be contacted at above number for details and/or interview.