The ace has been “caught.”
Richard Norman of Alberton was the lucky winner in the “Catch the Ace” raffle draw held Friday evening at the Emo Legion.
His ticket was drawn and he had selected envelope #17—which contained the ace of spades.
As such, Norman won the weekly prize of $1,340 as well as the grand prize jackpot of $20,321—a total of $21,661.
The Rainy River Regional Abattoir's progressive raffle was in its 28th week—the longest it ever has run in five rounds without someone guessing the location of the ace.
The raffle first started in the spring of 2017.
Prior to Norman, the most recent grand-prize winner was Ed Carlson, who won $7,451.20 (this total included the weekly cash prize plus the pot) on Week 12 of Round 4.
The Round 3 winner was Gerry Allan, who won roughly $16,440 on Week 23.
He was preceded by Round 2 winner Kevin Lowe ($13,330.70 on Week 21) and Round 1 winner Linda Plumridge ($2,131 on Week 3).