AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A Queen of Hearts drawing at Barry Dyngles Austintown pub, one that became the nation’s largest jackpot for a game of its kind, will be starting again Wednesday with a new set of rules.
The previous game grew to massive levels in August in September, as the jackpot grew to $1.8 million and thousands of people packed the parking lot of the Raccoon Road restaurant for a chance at the cash.
Barry Dyngles will begin selling tickets at 11 a.m. Wednesday for its first drawing, which will take place at 8 p.m. on Oct. 28. The drawing will return to taking place on Wednesday nights after shifting to Sundays at the end of its previous run.
The restaurant’s owner sent WKBN a new set of rules for the Queen of Hearts game:
- Ticket prices will go up as the jackpot goes up. Prices will still start at $1. If the jackpot size grows past $50,000, tickets will go up to $2. The maximum ticket cost will be $20 if the jackpot goes beyond $400,000.
- Players must be present at Barry Dyngles at the time of the drawing to win the full payout. A winner not in attendance will receive half of the payout. “If not present when the Queen of Hearts is drawn,” the rules say, “We will continue to pull tickets until the pot is fully satisfied.”
- No one whose name is drawn will go home empty-handed. A player will automatically receive at least 2.5 percent of the jackpot if his or her name is picked, and at least 5 percent if in attendance.
- Winners will be eligible for new payouts based on the card they choose. For example, someone who turns over the Ace of Hearts will win 50 percent of the total jackpot.
Here is what the new payouts will look like:
|WINNER’S CARD||JACKPOT PERCENTAGE|
|Queen of Hearts||100%|
|Ace of Hearts||50%|
|Queen of Spades, Clubs, Diamonds||20%|
|All Other Cards||5%|
And here are the updated ticket prices, based on the pot size after each drawing.
|JACKPOT SIZE||TICKET PRICE|
|$0 – $50,000||$1|
|$50,001 – $100,000||$2|
|$100,001 – $200,000||$5|
|$200,001 – $400,000||$10|
|$400,001 and up||$20|
Barry Dyngles will be selling tickets every day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from Noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday.