$300,000 Jackpot Awarded In Upstate Elks Queen Of Hearts Game
After 52 weeks Robert H. Stone Sr. walked away with $300,000 jackpot in Watertown Elks Queen of Hearts game. The Watertown Elks have not said if they will run the game again or try something else.
In case you are not familiar with the "Queen of Hearts" game here is how it works.
The game is played with a deck of 54 cards, including two jokers, and spread over 54 weeks. The cards are shuffled and spread across 50 weeks. The cards are shuffled and each card is placed in an envelope. Each week a drawing takes place to see who wins a chance to pick an envelope to find the Queen of hearts, with two weeks set for drawing winners to pick three envelopes. The money grows every week the Queen is not picked and the reduced number of cards increases the chances of picking the winning envelope, with only one card left the ticket pulled from the drum guaranteed its owner the grand prize, in this case, it was $300,000.