Catch the Ace

How it works:

Fill out the Catch the Ace form with our volunteer ticket sellers at the CLA ticket table (across from Membership Services). 

Purchase as many tickets as you want! You must be 18 to purchase tickets.  If you look under 25, be prepared to show ID.

Ticket sales end every Friday at 3 pm. 

No Debit/Credit. Cash Only.

Ticket Breakdown: 1 for $5.00, 3 for $10.00, 7 for $20.00, 20 for $50.00

A YMCA representative will purchase tickets on Sunday at the Esquire Club. The same envelope number will be played for all YMCA participants. The YMCA rep will collect winnings and distribute them to you if your ticket is drawn. You do not need to attend the draw on Sunday. 

What is a Catch the Ace progressive raffle?

A progressive, multiple-draw raffle lottery in which participants purchase tickets for a chance to win:

The person who holds the winning ticket selected in each draw has an opportunity to select one playing card from the single deck. If the Ace of Spades is selected, in addition to winning a percentage of the proceeds from the draw, the person will win the progressive jackpot.

If the card selected is not the Ace of Spades,  the selected card is removed from the  deck and the progressive prize portion of the ticket sales for that draw is  rolled over into the progressive jackpot for the next scheduled draw.

The lottery continues until such time as the Ace of Spades has been selected and the progressive jackpot has been awarded. At that point, the event and licence is concluded. If the licensee wishes to conduct another Catch the Ace event, a new licence must be obtained.

  1. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of tickets for one draw ; and
  2. The opportunity to win a progressive jackpot by selecting a card from a standard deck of 52 playing cards.    

As this is a progressive game do the tickets purchased each night stay in for the draw the following week?

No, tickets are sold for a single draw. After the draw is completed, the non-winning tickets are removed from the container, kept for the prescribed time and then destroyed.

The Esquire Club will sell a new batch of tickets for each subsequent draw.

How is the prize split?

  • 20% is for the weekly draw prize
  • 30% is allocated to the progressive prize
  • 50% is the charity’s gross revenue (spilt between YMCA & other participating charities)