RUSSELL — The Kin Club of Russell’s 3rd Catch the Ace lottery just surpassed over $200,000 in profits to be donated back to their community, and the jackpot — now exceeding $149,000 — remains up for grabs. That’s the word after the elusive ace again eluded the Dec. 27 draw winner.
Henry Chaput yesterday collected $7,602 and pulled envelope #10, which turned out to contain the Two of Clubs. Still, Chaput was shocked at his winnings, telling organizers he only expected about $2,000.
Only 17 envelopes remain in the game. Helped by online purchases ($5 per ticket) at www.kinclubofrussell.ca/catch-the-ace, organizers report record sales including ticket purchases from 185 communities across Ontario.
Net funds generated by the game are now growing at close to $20,000 per week and increasing — with local charities Breast Cancer Action, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Osgoode Senior Care Centre, Valoris Foundation, Russell Minor Hockey Association and Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation all slated to benefit once the lottery has concluded.
Due to COVID restrictions and the lockdown, the next several Sunday draws won’t happen at Etienne Brule Brewery but will occur privately. Next draw is Jan. 3, 2021, and paper ticket sales close at all retail locations (see below) at noon or earlier Sunday before the draw. Online ticket sales close at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.
Buy tickets online or the following retail locations:
- Étienne Brûlé Brewery, 893 Notre Dame St.
- Embrun Convenience, 951 Notre Dame St.
- Giant Tiger
Au P’tit Castor, 1066 Notre Dame St.
- Boutique Lady Jo Gift Shop, 1252 St. Jacques, Embrun
- Russell Foodland, 148 Craig St.
Brinston General Store
- Loughlin’s Country Store, 1738 County Rd 1, Mountain
- Kelly’s Boutique
Depanneur du Village
The Old General Store