womens timberlands Charlottetown man wins Capture the Queen in Fort Augustus
Capture the Queen is the same game as Chase the Ace, but the winner is looking for the queen of hearts instead of the ace of spades. The game at the Fort Augustus Recreation Centre started with 54 cards in the deck, including the two jokers, and has been going since November 2016.
In an interview with The Guardian shortly after arriving at the rec centre to collect his prize, MacEachern said he was in complete disbelief when he received the call.
didn think it was real at all, said MacEachern, who jumped in his car to make the 20 minute drive to Fort Augustus as soon as he got off the phone.
drive out here wasn very nice so I was trying to slow down at times and not get too excited, said MacEachern.
Once he arrived, he was handed the cheque.
heart is pounding. It almost coming out of my chest.
He plans to pay off some bills,
get another vehicle and spend some it on his son, Landon.
deserves the world, so I will do my best to give it to him, said MacEachern.
Organizers estimate 15,000 tickets were sold with approximately 300 people in attendance at the Fort Augustus Recreation Centre Friday night.
was incredible, said John Aylward, volunteer with Fort Augustus Recreation Centre. was so excited. next Capture the Queen game begins next Friday with $7,500 in the pot.
The money received each week is divided into four categories: 25 per cent goes to Fort Augustus Recreation Centre, 25 per cent goes to community groups,
25 per cent goes into the jackpot and 25 per cent goes to the weekly winner.