MCHENRY, Ill. — Someone became $2.7 million richer Tuesday night after the final drawing of the McHenry VFW's Queen of Hearts Raffle. The jackpot was $2.7 million.
The winner, identified only as Fred K., was the winner of Tuesday's drawing and has 24 hours to claim his prize.
Even before someone won, the McHenry VFW was set to win big from organizing yet another successful queen of hearts raffle.
The previous round funded big improvements to VFW Post 4600 and major support for veterans causes and programs.
The jackpot rolled over since the drawing last Tuesday did not reveal the Queen of Hearts.
With new rules and a deadline looming, the VFW had to keep drawing cards starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday until there was a winner of the jackpot.
The payout is actually just half the pot — 40% of more than $5.4 million will go to VFW Post 4600, and 10% will kick off the next round.