Chase the Ace back on for next week

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The provin­cial gov­ern­ment has com­pleted a re­view of the July 19 Chase the Ace draw at St. Kevin’s par­ish in Goulds, and says the draw will pro­ceed next week. The Chase the Ace draw and ac­com­pa­ny­ing 50/50 draw orig­i­nally sched­uled for July 19 will take place Wed­nes­day at 8 p.m. No more tick­ets will be sold for ei­ther of those draws.

Last week’s mil­lion dol­lar Chase the Ace draw was put on hold and a Ser­vice NL in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched af­ter it was dis­cov­ered mul­ti­ple tick­ets had been printed with the same num­ber. Ser­vice NL of­fi­cials say there was a tech­ni­cal print­ing er­ror that re­sulted in the du­pli­cates, and they are con­fi­dent there were only a lim­ited num­ber of them, all with the num­ber 1378754. “There is no in­for­ma­tion to sug­gest any in­ten­tional wrong­do­ing or fraud­u­lent ac­tiv­ity has taken place,” they said in a me­dia re­lease. “There are suf­fi­cient an­tifraud mech­a­nisms in the ticket print­ing process to pre­vent the pro­duc­tion of coun­ter­feit tick­ets.” Peo­ple who bought Chase the Ace tick­ets last Wed­nes­day with the num­ber in ques­tion will be given re­place­ment tick­ets for next week’s draw. To re­ceive them, ticket holder must present the du­pli­cate tick­ets and photo ID in per­son at the par­ish on ei­ther Mon­day or Tues­day be­tween 10am and 4:30pm, or Wed­nes­day be­tween 10am and 6pm.

If the num­ber in ques­tion is drawn on Wed­nes­day, it will be de­clared in­valid and an­other ticket will be drawn. Cur­rent ticket hold­ers who want to take part in next week’s draw must go to one of three ver­i­fi­ca­tion sites that will be pub­li­cized in ad­vance, and must be present at one of the sites to claim the prize.

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