WATCH: Man wins $525,000 in Queen of Hearts drawing in Ansonia
Breaking News Staff
UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.
The winner of the $580,000 jackpot in the Queen of Hearts game is Jason Broering of St. Henry in Mercer County. His winnings represent 80 percent of the total jackpot of more than $700,000, with 20 percent going to charity.
We have a winner! Third time’s a charm after the third person is the one who drew the Queen of Hearts to take home the more than $550,000 jackpot. News Center 7’s James Buechele is at The Whistle Stop waiting to talk to the man who pulled the winning card.
UPDATE @ 9:42 p.m.
Next card drawn was the 8 of hearts. Still no winner with six cards left on the board.
UPDATE @ 9:35 p.m.
The first card drawn was a loser -- 9 of Clubs. Seven cards are left on the board.
A crowd of several hundred tonight is awaiting the final drawing for the Queen of Hearts game at The Whistle Stop.
The jackpot is $525,054, and someone is guaranteed to win after the game has gone on for an unheard of amount of time at around 40 weeks.
Queen of Hearts is a legal game of chance in which the person holding a ticket pulled during a raffle has a chance to pick the Queen of Hearts from the remaining cards in the deck posted on a board at the business, 200 S. Main St.