The VFW Queen of Hearts drawing is back By HEIDI LITCHFIELD - firstname.lastname@example.orgOct. 19, 2017 MORRIS - After taking a short break the Queen of Hearts will return on Monday, Nov. 6, according to raffle manager Jim Maskel. The starting pot will be $758,466 and will be capped at $1.5 million, according to Maskel. If it reaches the $1.5 million they will have a draw down until someone wins, the winner does not need to be present to win. There have been a few changes in order to protect the children who get off the bus on the streets around the VFW, he said. [Eric Ginnard - email@example.com]One change is the times that people will be allowed to purchase raffle tickets. Tickets will only be on sale on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon until 9 p.m. and on the Monday drawing days ticket sales will be from noon until 5 p.m. [Eric Ginnard - firstname.lastname@example.org]"We're trying to protect the children in the neighborhood by limiting the times until after they are off the school bus and home," Maskel said. [Eric Ginnard - email@example.com]Other changes include the cost of a ticket. Rather than 6 for $5, it will be $5 a ticket, giving everyone the same odds, he said. "By changing to five dollars a ticket, it will make filling them out quicker and easier," Maskel said. "Nothing has changed about how we draw the tickets." [Eric Ginnard - firstname.lastname@example.org]People are not allowed to use address labels to fill out the tickets but they can use stampers that use ink to put on the ticket, according to Maskel. He said some who used address labels last time created an issue with them sticking to other tickets. [Eric Ginnard - email@example.com]Maskel has also created a Facebook page dedicated to the Queen of Hearts game to make it easier and keep the original VFW page neater with their topics. Their Facebook page is www.facebook.com/MorrisVFWQueen/ [Eric Ginnard - firstname.lastname@example.org]Another change is they won't accept lines outside the building prior to the sale time. If people start to line up, they will be asked to return to their car. [Eric Ginnard - email@example.com]Proceeds from the game have been used to help get the building up to date. The game started five years ago in the hopes of raising enough money for a new sign. [Eric Ginnard - firstname.lastname@example.org]They've raised that and the new sign is in place, so now they are working on the rest of the building.