Ace of Spades Still Hidden
KAPUSKASING - Catch the Ace Kapuskasing is currently in it’s 13th week of play and the Jackpot is now estimated to be just under $ 2,500.00 for the draw that will be held on February 28, 2018.
“To date we have given almost $ 1,500.00 in prize money to 12 lucky recipients, and with ticket sales continuing to grow every week, the Jackpot is also drastically increasing. It is all very exciting!” explains Sara Lauzon of the Northern Corridor Children’s Fund.
The totals at the end of week 12 are as follows:
Total weekly prize money awarded: $ 1,464.00
Total Jackpot: $ 2,196.00
Total given to the charities: $ 3,660.00
“I know I can speak for both the Northern Corridor Children’s Fund and the Kapuskasing Food Bank committees when I say we are very happy with the results this far and are very thankful for the community support.” says James Croteau of the Kapuskasing Food Bank.
For those not familiar with Catch the Ace, it is essentially a 50/50 draw but with two prizes: 20% of sales are awarded weekly to one winner, while 30% of sales are added to the Jackpot prize.
“Before the start of the game, we randomly placed a deck of 52 cards in sealed envelopes, numbered them from 1 to 52, and locked them in a display case”, explains Mr. Croteau, “Every week, you must purchase a ticket and pre-select the envelope number you think contains the Ace of Spades. There is an available number sheet at each sales location, so be sure to write an envelope number that is still in play.
“Tune in to the Catch the Ace Kapuskasing Facebook page every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. to watch committee members select one ticket. The winner of the draw receives 20% of that week’s ticket sales and a chance to win the Jackpot Prize - if their chosen envelope number contains the Ace of Spades. If their envelope number is not the Ace of Spades, the revealed card and envelope is destroyed, and we continue playing for another week.”
“The Jackpot Prize has the potential to become quite large”, says Mrs. Lauzon, “if the Ace of Spades stays hidden until the end, the jackpot could be $ 30,000. It all comes down to ticket sales though, so we really need the support of the community for this
game to be successful. This could possibly be one of the biggest fundraising activities for both the Northern Corridor Children’s Fund and the Kapuskasing Food Bank, two local charities who run strictly on donations.”
Tickets are $ 5.00 each and can be purchased at Rustic Bucket, Circle Confectionary, CKGN, Namaste Studio and Spacek’s AVU during their regular business hours. Tickets are also available from committee members: James Croteau, Ted Czuba, Stephanie Joly-Cloutier, and Sara Lauzon.
The Catch the Ace Kapuskasing Facebook page, as well as the website www.catchtheacekap.ca will be updated weekly with prize amounts, the winners and their selected cards. The website also has all the rules and regulations for the raffle and contact information for the committee.