CLEVELAND – The Queen of Hearts jackpot at Grayton Road Tavern was over $4 million with only three cards remaining.
A name was selected during Wednesday night's drawing at Legends in Parma, but it was not the Queen of Hearts so the game will continue next week for the final time.
Tavern officials told FOX 8's Melissa Reid they estimate next week's jackpot will be around $6 million.
For those unfamiliar with the drawing, here’s how it works:
The game consists of a deck of 52 shuffled playing cards plus two jokers. Each is sealed, bearing a random number from one to 54 and displayed in a locked glass board.
Players write one of these numbers on each of their Queen of Hearts tickets. Each week, a ticket is drawn randomly from a large bin, and the card that corresponds with the number on that ticket is opened to reveal the card inside. If it’s the queen of hearts, the ticket holder wins 90% of the total jackpot.
If the Queen of Hearts is not drawn with the player’s selected number, four more tickets will be drawn with the following prize payout:
- Ticket 2: $800
- Ticket 3: $600
- Ticket 4: $400
- Ticket 5: $200
Tickets can be purchased for $1. Click here for a list of places to purchase tickets.
The drawing takes place every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Legends in Parma.