VFW Queen of Hearts jackpot rolls over again, now up to $4.3 million

  • This is the board of cards used in the weekly Queen of Hearts drawing at McHenry VFW Post 4600 in McHenry. The $3.7 million jackpot rolled over Tuesday night to nearly $4.3 million.

    This is the board of cards used in the weekly Queen of Hearts drawing at McHenry VFW Post 4600 in McHenry. The $3.7 million jackpot rolled over Tuesday night to nearly $4.3 million. Daily Herald file photo

 
 
Updated 8/15/2018 8:21 AM

Once again, there was no winner in the Queen of Hearts raffle hosted by McHenry VFW Post 4600.

The packed hall erupted Tuesday night when post Senior Vice Cmdr. Ben Keefe revealed the card selected by the raffle ticket holder was the eight of spades and not the titular queen.

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Had the ticket owner -- someone named "Anthony G." -- correctly guessed where the queen of hearts was, he would have made $2.2 million, which is 60 percent of the total $3.7 million pot.

Because that person didn't, he just got to take home $100, much to the delight of all the other raffle ticket holders.

Dwane Lungren, commander of Post 4600, said next week's jackpot will be nearly $4.3 million.

The game is based on a shuffled deck of standard playing cards and two jokers that are placed in numbered envelopes and arranged in rows on a board. Cards that have been selected by drawing winners but aren't the elusive queen of hearts are turned face up.

Just 12 envelopes remained Tuesday. There will be 11 envelopes Aug. 21.

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