Queen of Hearts Raffle

Pick a card, any card!

Announcing Carmel Catholic High School’s first-ever virtual Queen of Hearts Raffle, a game of chance made popular for its record jackpot prizes. Drawings for this weekly 50/50 raffle will be held "live" every Thursday on the Carmel Catholic Facebook page. Proceeds benefit tuition assistance and student programming.

Current jackpot is $56,275!

The next drawing is Thursday, June 24 at 12 pm

Starting June 10, ticket sales close at 12:00 a.m. the day of the draw and Facebook live will be at 12:00 pm on Thursdays.

SPECIAL CHALLENGE: Dean of Students Kevin Nylen is willing to take a pie in the face if we reach $60,000 before the June 24 drawing!  
More than $10,000 has already been paid out to our lucky winners!
June 17: card number 17 revealed the 4 of Hearts - Rebecca N.
June 10: card number 18 revealed the Six of Spades - Angela G.

June 3: card number 33 revealed the Joker (the board resets) - Karen K. won $5,723
May 27: card number 6 revealed the Jack of Hearts - Maria B.
May 20: card number 44 revealed the 7 of Diamonds - David M.
May 13: card number 10 revealed the King of Hearts - Hillary O.

May 6: card number 13 revealed the Joker (the board resets) - Dan H. won $4,917
April 29: card number 24 revealed the Two of Clubs - Maura K.
April 22: card number 28 revealed the Six of Hearts - Virginia B.
April 15: card number 1 revealed the Nine of Spades - Chris D.
April 8: card number 52 revealed the Eight of Diamonds - Virginia C.
April 1: card number 2 revealed the Nine of Hearts - Pat I.
March 25: card number 18 revealed the Jack of Hearts - Kristine D.
March 18: card number 43 revealed the King of Hearts - Brent R.
March 11: card number 4 revealed the 3 of Clubs - Annette B.
March 4: card number 22 revealed the Queen of Clubs - Maggie W.
February 24: card number 25 revealed the 4 of diamonds - Eileen K.

How It Works

  • Purchase your weekly raffle tickets (1 ticket for $5) online at carmelhs.org/queenofhearts/.
    • Weekly online ticket sales will begin at 9:00 am on the day after the weekly drawing and will close at midnight on the day of the drawing
  • Pick a card number(s) (#1-54) from the board you believe will contain the Queen of Hearts.
    • At the time of purchase, each entrant will select a virtual card number(s) from the remaining unopened virtual card number(s). The purchaser may purchase unlimited raffle tickets under each of the remaining card number(s).

  • Tune in "LIVE" every Thursday on the Carmel Catholic Facebook page to see if you are the winner.
  • If your ticket is selected and the card number on the ticket reveals a joker, you will receive 10% of the pot.
    • Joker resets the raffle. When a Joker is pulled, it will automatically reset the board, and a new board will be played the following week. This reset will occur every time a joker is revealed.
  • If your ticket is selected and the card number on the ticket reveals the Queen of Hearts, you will receive 50% of the pot.
    • Queen of Hearts ends the raffle.
  • Each week the Queen of Hearts or Joker is not selected, all tickets will be destroyed and the full amount of the pot will roll over to the following week. The jackpot grows each week as more people play. Donors and sponsors helped fund the initial pot of $4,000.
  • The jackpot amount, based on ticket sales, will be posted in the school newsletter each week, on the school website, and on social media.
  • Thank you for your support! These proceeds benefit tuition assistance and student programming at Carmel Catholic High School.
Rules and Regulations

Only individuals 21 years or older at the time of purchase may enter the raffle. This raffle is void where prohibited by law. Purchasers must physically be present in the state of Illinois when the transaction occurs. This game is intended to conform to all City, State and other requirements.

View official rules and regulations. Carmel Catholic High School reserves the right to amend the official rules with reasonable notice posted on this webpage. Employees from the following CCHS offices are ineligible to play: Admissions, Advancement, and Marketing.

Questions? Contact queenofhearts@carmelhs.org.