July 15, 2021
Representatives from Effingham Sportsbackers and St. Anthony Booster Club announce the launch of a joint Queen of Hearts raffle. The proceeds from the raffle benefit the sports programs at Effingham Unit 40 schools and Effingham St. Anthony Schools.
The “Queen of Hearts” raffle is a progressive jackpot raffle that offers drawings every two weeks. Participants, if their ticket is selected at one of the drawings, have a chance to win the jackpot based on a draw from a deck of 54 cards. Participation is open to the public ages 18 and older.
Tickets are now available for purchase during regular business hours at these Effingham area businesses: The Orchard Inn, Gabby Goat, Brass Rail Lounge at Niemergs, St. Anthony Parish Center, Dan Hecht Toyota Chevrolet, and Northside Ford. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.
One winning ticket will be selected for a chance to pull the Queen of Hearts from the deck. If the Queen of Hearts card is selected, the winner will receive 50% of the jackpot. If any other card is chosen, a new raffle will start with the jackpot continuing to roll over week-after-week until the Queen of Hearts is drawn. For each drawing, the winning ticket holder receives $500 if present or $250 if not present.
The drawings will be held at the following dates and locations:
September 11, 2021 at Gabby Goat
September 25, 2021 at The Orchard Inn
October 9, 2021 at Gabby Goat
October 23, 2021 at Brass Rail Lounge at Niemergs.