Making a donation to a Muskoka charity could come with a big prize.

The Bracebridge Rotary Club is bringing Chase the Ace to Muskoka for the first time. Organizer Andrew Smellie says the lottery game was made popular in Atlantic Canada and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission recently gave the nod to local charities to run a similar contest. Smellie says the Bracebridge Rotary Club will be the first Ontario organization to run this lottery without a limit on the prize money.

The game is simple, once a week the Rotary Club will pick a winner from a pool of tickets sold. That person wins 20 per cent of that week’s ticket sales. They also can try to pick an ace from a pack of cards. If you pick the ace you win more money, if not the contest runs for another week, the card you picked gets torn up and the ace prize pot grows. Smellie says this means there’s an opportunity for this game to run for 52 weeks in total.

All funds raised from the ticket sales that aren’t used for prize money will be split between the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation and the Rotary Club. Smellie says choosing the hospital foundation as a recipient was a no-brainer.

Tickets will be sold at these locations in Muskoka every week starting at noon on Wednesday until noon the next Tuesday:

  • Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Bracebridge Legion
  • Canadian Tire stores and gas bars in Bracebridge and Gravenhurst
  • All Circle K Convenience stores in Bracebridge
  • Mac’s in Huntsville
  • Muskoka Brewery
  • Muskoka Home Care Oxygen
  • South Muskoka Hospital

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