EDISON PARK — Two different Queen Of Hearts fundraisers on the Northwest Side have yet to find the winning card, and there are only two two cards left in each deck.
Both pots are now well over $500,000.
The winner of each gets to split the pot with a local Catholic parish.
The drawing for the Queen of Hearts raffle for St. Mary of the Woods has been happening every Wednesday at City’s Edge, 5310 W. Devon Ave.
At this week’s drawing, the pot was at $570,835. When the Queen of Hearts wasn’t turned over, the pot rolled over to more than $600,000 for next week’s Wednesday drawing.
In nearby Edison Park, after 53 weeks, the winning card for the 50/50 raffle benefiting St. Juliana Parish’s Queen of Hearts has still not been found, either.
After Thursday night’s drawing at Firewater Saloon, 6689 N. Oliphant Ave., the pot rolled over to $845,000 with only two cards left to draw.
The soaring pots come a year after the Queen of Hearts raffle at McNally’s in Morgan Park famously topped out at $2.6 million. It grew so large the city had to scramble to change the law on the books capping the jackpot.
The anticipation and the chance for a huge payday was a boon for McNally’s and for the other taverns around the area jumping into the Queen of Hearts parade.
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