The Eastend Historical Museum and Cultural Centre

Chase the Ace

Begins again in September 2019

2019/09/07 16:00:00

Jackpot Total


Amount Raised

Goal $125,000

Chase the Ace is a form of lottery which the Historical Museum is utilizing to raise funds for the completion of our new building. It is a 50/50 race combined with a game of chance using a deck of playing cards. The aim is to draw the Ace of Spades.

Participants buy five-dollar tickets and are entered in a draw. Organizers select one ticket from the pool, and the winner automatically gets 20 percent of the money that’s been raised that week. The winner draws a card from the deck of playing cards, if the card drawn is not the Ace of Spades, that person does not win the other 30% but it is added to the building jackpot. Meanwhile, 50% of the money goes to our Museum’s building fund.

The total number of tickets offered for sale: 1,600 at $5.00 and 18,000 (booklets of 5) for $20.00. Total number of tickets available is 19,600. Total possible cash prize winnings is up to $40,000. The Lottery will run from June 9, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

The jackpot accumulates from week-to-week until it is won, and that game is then over and a new game begins. Each week participants buy lottery tickets. The lottery winner also then draws a card from a deck of playing cards and wins the accumulated jackpot if the ace of spades is drawn. If not, the reduced deck is kept for the following week’s game.

Chase the Ace Contest Rules

Note: The winning ticket holder or the designate must be present to win.

Every Saturday between 12:30 and 3:00 pm we will sell tickets for the draw that week at Krankys Beer, Wine & Spirit, 334 Red Coat Drive, Eastend.

Chase the Ace ticket is $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Random ticket draw takes place at 4:00 pm at Jack’s Cafe, 326 Red Coat Drive, Eastend – winner gets 20% of ticket sales from the week. Tickets may only be sold or purchased in Saskatchewan.

Holder of the winning ticket or the designate must be present to claim the cash prize. The winning ticket will be announced three times and visually displayed. If no one comes forward with the winning ticket after 15 minutes, that number is disqualified and another draw will be made. Tickets must be filled out completely to qualify it as a valid ticket for draw. This will include the buyer name, address with the option of naming an additional designate. Draw winner gets chance to win the jackpot by cutting the deck of playing cards.

If the Ace of Spades is chosen from the deck of cards, the winner gets the jackpot which includes 30% of all the weekly tickets sales. If the Ace of Spades is not drawn, the selected card is destroyed and the 30% of the weekly ticket sales goes into the prize pot for the next week’s draw. Prize pot grows larger every week. Contest continues with the same deck of cards until the Ace of Spades is drawn. Once the Ace is drawn – new contest begins.

  • No limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased for a draw.
  • Players must be minimum age of 18 years old.

The Historical Museum Board members and employees/owners of Krankys Beer, Wine & Spirts are not permitted to purchase Chase the Ace tickets. Volunteers who are assisting with the draw that day are not permitted to purchase tickets for that draw. Depending on the value of prize pot, the winner may be required to come to the Historical Museum with ID to claim winnings in form of a cheque.

Play out Plan: In the event that all tickets have been sold and the ace of spades is not drawn from the remaining deck, then if the initial lottery winner does not draw the ace of spades, another ticket will be selected, and the winner will win a consolation on prize of $1,000 if the jackpot is not won. More draws and consolation prizes will be awarded in this manner until the ace of spades is picked.

Lottery License #RR18-0122

Weekly Winners