Chase the Ace jackpot rises to $2.6M
The Canadian Press Published Sunday, April 24, 2016 10:25AM ADT
SYDNEY, N.S. - The jackpot is expected to be $2.6 million on May 7 when the Chase the Ace fundraising draw resumes in Sydney, N.S.
There will be five cards left in the deck as players chase the elusive ace of spades.
Sheldon Boutilier from Mira, N.S., drew the king of spades on Saturday and won the split prize of $380,524.
Chase the Ace is like a 50-50 draw in which players buy numbered tickets for $5 each.
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.