SAN MARCO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #6344
QUEEN OF HEARTS –RAFFLE
Council #6344 is conducting a Queen of Hearts raffle this season starting in January 2022, and the pool amount is now $1,000.00, one half the pool amount goes to the winner. The pool amount grows each week if at the drawing, there is no winner. You can join the excitement by entering for $5.00 per ticket or $20.00 for 5 tickets. Tickets are available at the Parish Center. The drawing will be after each K of C event, and the winner need not be present. For more information, contact 239-389-5633.
RULES OF THE GAME
The raffle board has a poker deck of 54 cards (including 2 Jokers) placed face down, sealed and numbered randomly and placed in a row. The raffle board will be displayed and sealed in the San Marco Parish Center with the Queen of Hearts as the “Jackpot Card”.
Raffle Ticket and Stub
Players (must be 18 years or older) may receive raffle tickets each week for a minimum suggested donation of $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20 (cash only). The raffle ticket has two sections: ticket and stub. On the raffle stub the player will legibly write their name (no nicknames or abbreviations), telephone number and a number between 1 and 54 and place the stub in the Queen of Hearts drum. There can be only one name on a stub. The player keeps the ticket. The winner must present the raffle ticket to claim their prize if they are the winner. The KofC reserves the right to limit the number of tickets held by an individual at any one drawing.
Tickets are available in the San Marco Parish Center up to 30 minutes before the time of the next drawing. Tickets will be available at the Knights of Columbus Bingo Nights, Fish Fry Dinners, Spaghetti Dinners and other Knights of Columbus events.
One raffle stub gets pulled from the raffle drum at approximately 9:15 PM in the San Marco Parish Center after Bingo is held by the San Marco Knights of Columbus. If your stub is drawn and it is NOT the Queen of Hearts, you will win $100. You do not need to be present to win the $100, but the prize must be claimed within 14 days after the drawing. If the prize is not claimed within the 14 days, the prize will be included in the next scheduled jackpot. No individual is allowed to collect the $100 award for another individual.
If the Queen of Hearts card is behind the corresponding number on the raffle stub, the raffle ticket holder is the winner. The winner does not need to be present for the drawing, but the prize must be claimed within 30 days after the drawing. If the prize is not claimed within the 30 days, the prize will be included in the next scheduled jackpot.
If the card is not the Queen of Hearts, the game rolls over to the following drawing. After each drawing, all stubs for that week’s drawing will be destroyed.
If your name or telephone number is illegible, your stub will be thrown away and a new stub will be drawn from the drum. If a person does not write a number on their stub, the committee will open the first available number on the board. If a stub is pulled and it has a number that has already been taken, the committee will open the first available number on the board.
The prize pool will begin with $1,000 from the Knights of Columbus treasury. The total prize pool will continue to accumulate weekly (after the initial $1,000 is recouped) until the Queen of Hearts is drawn. The jackpot amount, based on ticket sales, will be updated prior to each drawing.
Once a card is selected, it will be removed from play.
When the Queen of Hearts is picked, 50% of the Net Proceeds will go to the winner. The remaining 50% of the Net Proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus charities. ‘Net Proceeds” means the gross receipts from the handling of the raffle, less reasonable operating expenses incurred by the Knights of Columbus as a result of running the raffle.
Winning players are responsible for any and all taxes. A W2-G (1099) will be issued for prizes over $600. NO prize over $600 will be paid until the W2-G information is completely filled out. If a player is unwilling or unable to provide W2-G information, the prize will revert to the Knights of Columbus.