Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace returns Feb. 28 with jackpot exceeding $185K; send video clips explaining why you love the game

EASTERN ONTARIO — Emerging from yet another lockdown, the Kin Club of Russell’s Catch the Ace is back — on February 28th! To date, the Kin Club of Russell has raised $250,000 to give back to local charities.

Fifteen envelopes remain and the jackpot now stands at more than $185,000. The next weekly win will exceed $15,000. At $5 each, tickets are on sale online at Also pick them up from: Winchester Foodland; Winchester District Memorial Hospital; Brinston General Store; Étienne Brûlé Brewery (Embrun); Embrun Convenience; Pharmacie Notre Dame (Embrun) 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; and Russell Kin Club members.

In the meantime, organizers of the game say they’re looking for weekly sponsors ($50 each) of the “Catch-Up Wednesdays Facebook live video.” Some assistance is needed, they explain, because “although the Kin Club of Russell is raising hundreds of thousands of dollars with Catch the Ace, we do not keep anything as per AGCO rules.” Sponsoring businesses will be highlighted live during those Wednesday broadcasts and in the Club’s weekly newsletter. With a subscriber base of 2,700, joining the newsletter is as simple as emailing with ADD Me in the subject line.

Organizers also say they’re working on a professional video to highlight “the many positive aspects” of the lottery. They invite the public to send clips to explaining what you love about the Catch the Ace, why you are supporting it or how you feel about raising so much money for the six benefiting charities (Cystic Fibrosis Canada (Ottawa Chapter), Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, Osgoode Care Centre, Russell Minor Hockey Association, Valoris Foundation and the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation).



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