The SMI Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
is almost here!
The SMI Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle will be selling tickets starting the weekend of August 24-25 after the masses in the Commons. The first drawing will happen on September 18th at 7pm at Backroads Pub and Grill, 13717 S. Lincoln Hwy. Continue reading for more information about the Queen of Hearts.
What is a Queen of Hearts Raffle?
The Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle operates similarly to a regular 50/50 raffle. Half of the money collected goes to the winner, while the other half goes to St. Mary Immaculate. However, by purchasing a ticket, you will only get a chance to draw the Queen of Hearts to win the prize money.
How Does it Work?
There is a big board that will contain squares with numbers 1 through 54. One card represents a playing card from a standard deck of 52 cards and 2 Joker cards. When a player purchases a ticket, their ticket will have their name and a number from 1 through 54. When a ticket gets drawn, the numbered card from the player’s ticket on the big board gets pulled. If the card revealed is the Queen of Hearts, the player would get half of the pot, with the other half going to St. Mary Immaculate Parish. However, if the Queen of Hearts does not reveal herself, the pot rolls over to next week. Therefore, the other non-winning tickets get discarded, and the drawing will start over again the next week. The pot will accumulate more money each week until the Queen of Hearts is found.
Where Can I Purchase Tickets?
Starting August 24, tickets can be purchased at St. Mary Immaculate Parish in the Commons after all weekend masses. They can also be purchased any time at Backroads Pub and Grill. No ticket sales will be made at the Parish or School Offices. Tickets will be $2 per ticket, with no limit on the number of tickets one can purchase.
What Are Other Rules?
- Must be 18 years or older to purchase a ticket
- Ticket must provide the name on the purchaser’s drivers license to qualify.
- Presence at the drawing not required