N.L. community consumed by ace
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.