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Queen of Hearts: Mercer County man wins $580,000 jackpot

Published: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 9:14 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 10:30 PM
By: 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.

>> Charities real winners of Queen of Hearts game at The Whistle Stop

UPDATE @ 9:44 p.m.

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.

FIRST REPORT

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.

>> Final Queen of Hearts drawing tonight

There are eight cards left, and organizers will keep drawing tickets until someone finally pulls the Queen of Hearts.

>> Charities real winners of Queen of Hearts game at The Whistle Stop

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.