Queen of Hearts

Now open to “All” members of the Loyal Order of Moose

Queen of Hearts draw down drawing 9/4/2021: The “Jackpot” winner was the 6th eligible card drawn and the card drawn was Larry Sopcak who picked the #3 card, that was already taken tonight so he got the next available card, that was the #4, that was the Queen of Hearts. Jackpot winner $7032.00, game over. Ferman Neely also won $25 for selecting the King of Hearts on the 2nd draw.

General Rules for Downers Grove Moose Lodge # 1535

Queen of Hearts Raffle

To enter: Buy a ticket. Enter your name, Moose ID number (found on you membership card) phone number, and available card number from the board above that you want selected (1-54 for 1st week). All tickets must be filled out at the Lodge. Incomplete ticket will be discarded if drawn and a new one will be picked.

The Queen of Hearts is a progressive raffle that utilizes a Queen of Hearts manufacturer’s raffle board. The board has been developed specifically for this Raffle Game and has 54 sealed sequentially numbered cards. Under the sealed cards resides a randomly placed deck of poker cards with two Jokers.

A TUMBLER or similar device is used for mixing raffle tickets. Tickets must be mixed in Public View.

Tickets are sold for $1.00 each. There is no limit to the number of tickets purchased. You must be a Loyal Order of Moose member in good standing to participate. All sold tickets will be kept in a lock box behind the bar and all tickets sales will entered in the Lodge POS system.

Drawing will be Saturday at 7:00 PM in the Lodge Social Quarters.  

To win the jackpot, you must pick the Queen of Hearts from the Raffle board. If the Queen of Hearts is not selected, the game will roll over to the next week. After the drawing, all tickets from that week’s drawing will be destroyed.

The pot will continue to build until the Queen of Hearts is drawn; the drawings will last up to 26 weeks. Weeks 1 -25 will have one card drawn. If the Queen of Hearts has not been drawn within the first 25 weeks, then week 26 will have a draw down until Queen of Hearts is selected. If the first person’s ticket number does not reveal the Queen of Hearts, then another ticket is drawn. The process will continue until the Queen of Hearts is selected. If during the draw down a ticket reveals a number already selected during the draw down, the person will get the next highest sequential numbered square remaining on the board as their square for the Queen of Hearts.  If there are no higher numbers available, then card number 1 will be selected.  If card number 1 is not available, then the person will get the next highest sequential numbered square remaining.  The jackpot amount will be based on ticket sales (less previous payouts).  It will be updated and displayed in the Social Quarters of Downers Grove Moose Lodge #1535. A projected amount will be posted on the “mock” board in the Lodge Social Quarters. This amount will be updated weekly. 50% of the ticket sales will go to the jackpot and 50% will go to the Downers Grove Moose Lodge #1535. 

Additional payouts are as follows: Jokers = $25.00, Heart Face Cards (Jack, King and Ace)= $25.00. If the 2 of Hearts through the 10 of Hearts is drawn, the person on the ticket will receive a free drink chip if present.

The jackpot winner need not be present. Tickets can be purchased up to 6PM sharp on the Saturday of the drawing.  No tickets will be sold after that time even if people are still waiting in line to purchase tickets.  The cutoff time will be determined solely by the officials or ticket sellers. Tickets must include the Member’s name, Moose ID Number, telephone number and the number of the card on the board that you believe contains the Queen of Hearts. Only one name may be entered on each ticket. If more than one name is on a drawn ticket, the ticket will be discarded and another ticket will be drawn. Drawn tickets will be voided and discarded if they are illegible, missing the member’s name, member is not active, or if the number on the ticket is no longer open/available. A new ticket will be drawn from the drum. Telephone number will only be used to notify winner.  It will not be used to determine or confirm illegible information.

Tickets may not be retrieved or edited once placed in the lockbox or drum.

This raffle has a maximum prize amount of $50,000 to the winners. This prize amount is based on the current limit set by the Village of Downers Grove. 

The current length of the raffle is 6 months maximum, per the Village of Downers Grove. 

If a prize of greater than $1,200.00 is awarded, the winner will need to confirm their identity and social security number by completing and signing IRS FormW-2G. In addition, the IRS requires a withholding of 30% of the winnings, less the amount of the wager. Winnings will not be distributed until the W-2G has been completed and signed. If a player is unwilling or unable to provide any of the listed items, the prize money will revert to Downers Grove Moose Lodge #1535. Additionally, prize winnings of $600.00 or more require the winner to complete a 1099 tax form.  If a player is unwilling or unable to provide the necessary W-2G information within 30 days, the successful player’s award will go to the Lodge.

A winner cannot donate the prize without first taking ownership of the prize, which means the appropriate W-2G must be issued and the appropriate withholding taken. If a winner wants to the donate the prize, they may do so.

Tickets can be purchased immediately after the drawing and up to 6PM on the night of the next drawing. Tickets are only available at the Lodge.

If you do not agree with the rules of the game at this venue, there is no obligation to play.

Comments welcomed. All members and activity groups are are invited to send pictures, info, and article’s they would like to see posted to dwg1535@gmail.com. Any group that would like to manage there page themselves, please contact Dave Gardner at dwg1535@gmail.com and I will send credentials to one person to mange there page, (or try to manage, help will be provided).

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