No winner in Morris Queen of Hearts, pot climbs to $1,381,837


There was no big winner again Monday at the Morris VFW's Queen of Hearts drawing.

The pot for next week's drawing is $1,381,837.

On Monday, the king of hearts was drawn for $50.

The winner of the lottery to draw a card was announced as Frank DiGiovanni. DiGiovanni did not step up to draw the card himself.

If the winner draws the queen of hearts, it pays 70 percent of the full pot. The other queens and jokers pay 5 percent of the pot. If the pot reaches $1.5 million, the VFW will halt ticket sales and hold a draw-down regardless of what week it reaches that number.

There now have been 16 cards drawn out of the 54-card deck.

Tickets only will be on sale from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 5 p.m. on the Monday drawing days. The cost of a ticket is $5.