Hunt For Queen Of Hearts Continues In Park Lawn Progressive Raffle

OAK LAWN, IL — The Queen of Hearts remained hidden in first drawing of 2024 in Park Lawn’s progressive raffle, but not before the jackpot swelled to $212,940.

Anthony M’s ticket was pulled, who picked the #33 spot, but her majesty was apparently still in Bermuda enjoying the warm climes, revealing the jack of clubs. Anthony still goes home a winner with 24 free tickets in the Jan. 17 drawing. Fifty-two positions are left on the board.

Mark Dynia, chief marketing office for Park Lawn Charity, which serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, says the jackpot for the next drawing could easily exceed $225,000.

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“It is by far the biggest jackpot we’ve ever had that is driven by all the good people who buy our tickets and believe in our mission,” Dynia said. “It’s a life changing jackpot for the winner and for Park Lawn.”

As the jackpot continues to grow, Park Lawn is selling upwards of 6,000 tickets per week.

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“It’s not Mega Millions, where the chance of winning is one in $1 billion, this is a board of 1-54,” Dynia said. “You have a very good chance of having your ticket pulled. Next you have to find the queen.”

The person who finds the queen will split the jackpot 60-40 with Park Lawn if present, 50-50 if they’re playing in Facebook-land.

The board as it stands for the Jan. 17 drawing.

You can buy tickets online, or at Park Lawn’s Oak Lawn location, 10833 Laporte Ave.

Tickets can also be purchased at At The Office Sports Bar and Grill, 4902 Cal Sag Road. Crestwood, where Park Lawn’s progressive raffle is pulled every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Online sales close at 2 p.m. the day of the drawing. In each online transaction, the purchaser will only be allowed to select a single number to represent the card in which they want to be revealed on the Queen of Hearts game board. That number, along with the buyer’s name and phone number, will be written down by a Park Lawn representative on all the tickets purchased in that transaction and placed into that week’s drawing. Read the terms and conditions. Players must be 18 or over.

Should the Queen of Hearts appear, the winner splits the pot 60-40 with Park Lawn if present; or 50-50 if not present. The person whose ticket is drawn but doesn’t find the queen gets 24 free tickets for the next week’s drawing. Should the ace of spades appear, the winner (must be present to win) will receive free appetizers every week for a year at At the Office. Joker resets the board. You can watch the drawing live on Park Lawn Charity Facebook.

All proceeds benefit Park Lawn’s programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including supported employment, residential, social and home-based services.

“It doesn’t matter if you buy first, middle or last,” Dynia said. “You have a very good chance of having your ticket pulled.”

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