N.L. com­mu­nity con­sumed by ace

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

GOULDS, N.L. — Huge crowds are de­scend­ing upon a com­mu­nity on the out­skirts of St. John’s, N.L., for a chase-the-ace prize that could reach an es­ti­mated $1.5-mil­lion.

The lineup be­gan at the St. Kevin’s Parish church hall in Goulds Tues­day night. Carol O’Brien, a spokes­woman for the draw, says there are close to 60 peo­ple at any given mo­ment in­side the Ro­man Catholic fa­cil­ity help­ing sell tick­ets.

The win­ner gets a per­cent­age of the to­tal ticket sales and a big­ger jack­pot if they pull the ace of spades from a deck of cards that gets smaller with each suc­ces­sive draw.

There are just 11 cards left, and ticket sales will con­tinue un­til 8 p.m. lo­cal time tonight.

St. Kevin’s has been host­ing the draw ev­ery Wed­nes­day, although it was briefly post­poned af­ter du­pli­cate tick­ets sur­faced be­cause of an ap­par­ent print­ing glitch.

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