Queen of Hearts Raffle Pot Could Top $14K Thursday
Ticket sales will determine how much money will be at stake in the drawing in downtown Farmington.
Farminton Rotary Club's Queen of Hearts raffle is really starting to get interesting.
Brisk ticket sales – about 800 between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13 – drove the pot for last week's drawing up to $13,700. The $1 tickets offer the chance at a drawing to select a numbered envelope, in hopes of finding the queen of hearts.
On Thursday, the lucky ticket holder will pick from among 19 remaining envelopes during the 9 p.m. drawing at John Cowley & Sons. If the queen of hearts shows up, the winner will take home 60 percent of the proceeds, expected to top $14,000.
The evening's winner need not be present.
Rotary Club president Phil Abraham said Tuesday that the Xemplar Club, Botsford Hospital and Farmington High Music Patrons are also selling tickets, and the club continues to look for local organizations to be "co-sellers". The partner organizations all benefit from the funds raised, he said.
One area group holding a similar raffle recently closed out with just three envelopes to go, having raised around $100,000, Abraham added.
Tickets are available from any of the groups named above, as well as at the pub on the night of the drawing. For more information about the drawing or Farmington Rotary, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.