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Garrettsville’s Queen of Hearts drawing returns with some new rules

GARRETTSVILLE - The "Queen of Hearts" raffle is back at Garrettsville's SkyLane Bowling, just a month after a Mantua grandmother became a multi-millionaire.

"I'm here to win that money," said one man who bought several tickets.

This round of the famous card game has a new rule that can impact how much money winners receive. It's now mandatory to attend drawings to win full amounts for jackpots starting at less than $750,000 dollars.

"We wanted to give away a lot of money every drawing," said Aaron King, owner of SkyLane. "So we reformatted the payout scale so the least amount you would win today if your tickets is drawn you'll get 10% of the progressive pot."

Sunday, the winner of the "Queen of Hearts" was a no-show. King called the woman on the phone immediately after drawing her ticket, letting her know she won around $18,000 dollars. The winner of the 50/50 raffle went home with $7,000 dollars. The money from that raffle will help homeless veterans in Portage County.

"We are taking a historic home in Ravenna that's fallen into disrepair and we're turning it into four units for homeless veterans. With the help of the community and nice folks like this we're able to make it a reality it's coming together," said Mark Frisone, the director of Family and Community Services for Operation Restoration.

The next Queen of Hearts drawing is December fourth. The jackpot will be more than $370,000 dollars.