The Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Chase the Ace lottery has sold out.
The sell out means $1 million has been raised for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Foundation.
Executive Director Cindy Fuchs says the money raised will go towards football programs in Saskatchewan.
“This includes our elite teams for educational scholarships as well as Football Sask,” Fuchs said. “It also goes to support other foundation programs like Raise a Reader, Grow the Game, ‘Pass, Punt, Kick,’ there’s a number of different opportunities and things that we do within the community that we provide support to and this will help us continue to do that, even during COVID-19.”
The lottery began in June and has been played every Friday during the Sportscage on 620 CKRM.
There are less than 20 cards left. If this week’s winner does not select the Ace of Spades, another name will be drawn until the jackpot of $602,000 is won.
Fuchs says the sell out is due to a preset amount of tickets sold and money raised.
“This was so successful that we sold out sooner than we thought we would,” Fuchs said. “We could’ve perhaps maybe thought we would sell more, but now we know. This is the first time we tried this.”
Fuchs says with the success of the first ever Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Chase the Ace, a second one is definitely being planned for later this year.
The draw will be made live on 620 CKRM’s the Sportscage starting at 4:30 on Friday afternoon.