The support and excitement for the Estevan Bruins and our Certified Energy Services ‘Chase the Ace’ raffle fundraiser has been overwhelming since the start of 2021!
Now, after 8 raffle draws and having no Ace of Spades pulled from our deck of cards, the progressive jackpot has ballooned over $10,000!! As Week 9 kicks off on Sunday, March 7th, our jackpot is sitting at $10,053!
“The support has been overwhelming from not only the diehard Bruins’ supporters, but from the community as a whole,” expressed Danny Ewen, Director of Marketing & Operations for the Estevan Bruins. “We’ve had the same names buy tickets every week, some new names splashing in and out of each draw, and now have seen people who typically don’t get to a lot of Bruins’ games and fundraisers join in on the fun and try their luck at winning the jackpot!”
The original starting jackpot was seeded at $3,500 thanks to a longtime supporter of the club: Certified Energy Services. That seed money helped kickstart the raffle and ticket sales and prize amounts have continued to grow consistently every Saturday since the first draw on January 16th.
BY THE NUMBERS THROUGH WEEK 8 (March 7th, 2021)
$10,622.50 – Total Amount Donated to the Bruins (50% of each week’s sales)
$4,249.00 – Total Weekly Prize Payouts (20% of each week’s sales)
WEEK 1 WINNER: Joanne Dukart ($321.00) – Card: 2 of Hearts (Jackpot of $3,981.50 carried over)
WEEK 2 WINNER: Connie Gibson ($348.00) – Card: 2 of Clubs (Jackpot of $4,503.50 carried over)
WEEK 3 WINNER: Guy Hiltz ($571.00) – Card: 8 of Spades (Jackpot of $5,360.00 carried over)
WEEK 4 WINNER: Darryl Dunbar ($541.00) – Card: 3 of Diamonds (Jackpot of $6,171.50 carried over)
WEEK 5 WINNER: Jeff Carlisle ($540.00) – Card: 5 of Diamonds (Jackpot of $6,981.50 carried over)
WEEK 6 WINNERS: Brent Shier & Brian Freeden ($554.00) – Card: 4 of Diamonds (Jackpot of $7,812.50 carried over)
WEEK 7 WINNER: Andrew Tait ($574.00) – Card: 3 of Hearts (Jackpot of $8,673.50 carried over)
WEEK 8 WINNER: Sammy Dryden ($800.00) – Card: King of Hearts (Jackpot of $9,873.50 carried over)
WEEK 9 WINNER: Selena Thompson ($833.00) – Card: 4 of Spades (Jackpot of $11,123.00 carried over)
WEEK 10 WINNER: Brady Long ($959.00) – Card: 6 of Spades (Jackpot of $12,561.50 carried over)
WEEK 11 WINNER: Connie Gibson ($1,155.00) – Card: 4 of Clubs (Jackpot of $14,294.00 carried over)
WEEK 12 WINNER: Jessie Wilson ($1,063.00) – Card: 6 of Diamonds (Jackpot of $15,888.50 carried over)
WEEK 13 WINNER: Eileen Lingelbach ($1,189.00) – Card: Queen of Diamonds (Jackpot of $17,672.00 carried over)
WEEK 14 WINNER: Guy Hiltz ($1,424.00) – Card: Queen of Clubs (Jackpot of $19,808.00 carried over)
WEEK 15 WINNER: Kevin Robillard ($1,651.00) – Card: 7 of Spades (Jackpot of $22,284.50 carried over)
WEEK 16 WINNER: Kurt Schmidt ($1,547.00) – Card: 9 of Clubs (Jackpot of $24,605.00 carried over)
“We’ve been very happy to see a lot of familiar names and faces as our weekly winners in the Certified Energy ‘Chase the Ace’ raffle,” adds Ewen. “Several of them have been Bruins’ season ticket holders for years if not decades. Others have always been supporters of every type of Bruins’ fundraiser, and every one of them has purchased tickets for every single week of the raffle so far! So it’s nice to see those supporters get rewarded.”
All of the proceeds from the Certified Energy ‘Chase the Ace’ raffle goes to support the Estevan Bruins Hockey Club.
HOW IT WORKS
Each week, purchase your tickets for a chance to not only win that week’s draw…but the opportunity to pick the Ace of Spades from our deck of cards and win the Progressive Jackpot! 20% of sales from each week will be won by one lucky ticket. Then that person will attempt to draw the Ace of Spades and if the Ace is drawn, that person wins the Grand Prize! If a different card is drawn, the prize pot carries over to next week where it continues to grow until the Ace of Spades is eventually drawn and the grand prize is awarded!
Draws take place every Saturday night at 8:15pm at The Beef Bar in Estevan! Join us each week live for the draw, but we will also be broadcasting each draw on Facebook Live! You do not need to be present to win the draw each week, as a proxy will be used to draw the card if the winning purchaser is not in attendance. All winners will be contacted following the draw.
Tickets are $5.00 each and must be purchased each week to be eligible for that week’s draw. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Estevan Bruins office at Affinity Place during office hours OR you can send a message to the Estevan Bruins Facebook Page indicating the number of tickets you would like to purchase. You can send an E-transfer to pay for your tickets to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 8:00pm each Saturday. Once payment is received, a photo of your tickets will be messaged back to you to confirm your ticket numbers. Tickets are also available anytime at two local businesses: The Tower Cafe and The Beef Bar.
NOTE – As of March 21st, 2021, you may purchase tickets for future weeks beyond the current week’s raffle. However, tickets may not be purchased for the final potential draw on June 5th, 2021 (Week 21), you may only purchase tickets up to and including the May 29th draw (Week 20).
The final potential draw date is Saturday, June 5th, 2021. If the Ace of Spades is not drawn before the final draw, or we sell out of all 20,000 tickets available, then the weekly winner will have the first opportunity to draw the card as per usual. If they do not pull the Ace of Spades, then a new name is drawn out of that week’s tickets. That 2nd name will NOT win any weekly prize, but will get the next opportunity to pull the Ace of Spades and win the total jackpot. If they are also unsuccessful, a new name will be drawn until eventually the Ace of Spades is chosen and the jackpot is awarded.
*NOTE – All tickets must be purchased within the province of Saskatchewan. Names on all tickets purchased should reflect that they live in Estevan and surrounding area.
All proceeds will support the Estevan Bruins Hockey Club! Good luck and thank you for your support! #GoBruinsGo
Lottery Licence # RR20-0316
COMPLETE RULES OF PLAY
Progressive Jackpot builds every week.
1. 20% of each week’s sales is won by the drawn ticket that night.
2. 30% of each week’s sales is added to the progressive jackpot if ace of spades is not drawn.
3. 50% of each week’s sales is allocated to the Estevan Bruins organization.
– You must be a minimum of 19 years of age to purchase tickets.
– No refunds on ticket purchases.
– Tickets are only eligible for one draw.
– Draw Dates: Dec. 12th, 2020, Dec. 19th, 2020, Jan. 2nd, 2021, Jan. 9th, 2021, Jan. 16th, 2021, Jan. 23rd, 2021, Jan. 30th, 2021, Feb. 6th, 2021, Feb. 13th, 2021, Feb. 20th, 2021, Feb. 27th, 2021, Mar. 6th, 2021, Mar. 13th, 2021, Mar. 20th, 2021, Mar. 27th, 2021, Apr. 3rd, 2021, Apr. 10th, 2021, Apr. 17th, 2021, Apr. 24th, 2021, May 1st, 2021, May 8th, 2021, May 15th, 2021, May 22nd, 2021, May 29th, 2021, June 5th, 2021. *THERE WILL BE NO DRAW THE WEEK OF DEC. 26th, 2020.
– If there are multiple names on one ticket, the prize will be awarded to the first name on the ticket. The Estevan Bruins and SLGA are not responsible for any disputes that may arise between different individuals whose names appear on the ticket. The Estevan Bruins Chase the Ace lottery reserves the right to publish the names of the winners.
– Random ticket draw takes place at 8:15pm at The Beef Bar – winner gets 20% of that week’s sales.
– Purchasers are not required to be present at the draw to win. If a purchaser is present, they will be required to draw a card and claim their prize. If a purchaser is not present, a CHARITY ASSIGNED PROXY will make the draw on the purchaser’s behalf.
– These people are designated as a CHARITY ASSIGNED PROXY: Danny Ewen, Amanda Wanner, Jason Tatarnic.
– Draw winner gets chance to win the 30% progressive jackpot by drawing from the deck of cards.
– If the Ace of Spades is chosen, the winner gets the progressive jackpot.
– If the Ace of Spades is not drawn, the selected card is destroyed and the 30% goes into the progressive jackpot for the next week’s draw. Progressive jackpot grows larger every week!
– Committee members involved with cutting the deck, selling the tickets or drawing of the tickets are not eligible to participate for that week’s draw.
– Contest continues with the same deck of cards until the Ace of Spades is drawn.
– Once the Ace of Spades is drawn a new contest may begin.
– The pot will be seeded with $3,500 to begin the raffle. If a new contest is started within the same license term, the pot will once again be seeded with $3,500.
– There is no limit on the number of tickets that can be purchased for a draw, except in the case of the play out draw.
– If the committee decides that there are not enough tickets to continue, they will get approval from SLGA and will announce that the play out will be held at the following week’s event. The committee reserves the right to limit the amount of tickets sold to an individual of $100 per person during the play out week or the final week of the draw.
– Should the license near expiry, and the Ace of Spades is not drawn, the game will be played out until the Ace of Spades is drawn.
– In the event of a playout, the first person to have their ticket drawn that evening will receive the 20% payout for that evening’s ticket sales. All subsequent tickets drawn will receive the chance to draw for the ace of spades only.