Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dramatic End Expected for Long-Running Chase the Ace at Newfoundland Church Hall

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dramatic End Expected for Long-Running Chase the Ace at Newfoundland Church Hall

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Dramatic end expected for Chase the Ace

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Organizers say as many as 100,000 people are expected as the much-watched Chase the Ace draw ends Wednesday night in a church hall outside St. John's.

The provincial government has declared the ace of spades must be drawn Wednesday in Goulds, N.L. -- there could be multiple draws until someone has been declared the winner of a jackpot worth $2.5 million or more.

Goulds has been inundated with Chase the Ace crowds most Wednesdays this summer, buying numbered tickets for about $5 each to vie for the life-changing jackpot.

Organizers have said they didn't want the draw to interfere with school, which starts in early September in the building next door to St. Kevin's Parish hall, and the province announced its "exit plan" when a winner failed to emerge last week. …

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