The Kin Club of Russell’s Catch the Ace lottery was won Sunday, May 6th at the Etienne Brule Brewery. Yannick Demers won the weekly draw of $3,052 and it took another 18 draws until the Ace of Spades was finally found in the very last envelope. Janice Stewart won the $30,000 jackpot and was excited to rush over and receive her cheque to thunderous applause by the packed crowd at Etienne Brule.
Tickets were completely sold out, bringing the total to 20,000 tickets sold, with $50,000 minus expenses going to local charities from the Kin Club of Russell. The next Catch the Ace lottery will start on June 17th, with tickets available at Pronto, Foodland, Etienne Brule Brewery and Pierre et Fils starting June 1st. The next lottery is a provincial licence, which makes tickets sales unlimited unlike with the municipal licence. Also coming on board for the new Catch the Ace lottery, is Russell Minor Hockey who will sell tickets and profit from their sales!