How Chase the Ace Works

A Chase the Ace is very much like a 50/50 raffle.  The raffle still pays out 50% of what it brings in and the charity still keeps 50% of the proceeds, only every week it's like having a growing seeded jackpot where there may or may not be a winner.  We like to call it a 50/50 raffle on steroids.

Here's the basics:

  • At the beginning of the raffle 52 cards are hidden in 52 numbered envelopes.  They are hidden in such a way that even the charity doesn't know which cards are in what numbered envelopes.

 

Sales

  • Tickets are purchased just like a 50/50, except they are valid only for the current week's draw.

  • 20% of those ticket purchases go into a weekly prize

  • 30% of those ticket purchases go into the progressive jackpot

  • 50% of those ticket purchases go to the charity

The Draw

  • One ticket is drawn at 8:00pm each Wednesday which determines the weekly prize winner

  • In addition the weekly prize, the weekly winner also has the opportunity to select a numbered envelope from 1 - 52

  • If the envelope contains the Ace of Spades, the weekly winner also wins the progressive jackpot.

  • If the envelope doesn't contain the Ace of Spades, the raffle continues for another week.  The envelope chosen and the card revealed in the envelope are eliminated from the raffle.

Ticket prices are 1 for $10, 10 for $20 and 50 for $50

  • Sales deadline is 7:45 p.m. every Wednesday