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Canada Winners take home $1.2M pot at Chase the Ace in Margaree Forks, N.S.

18:29  12 july  2018
18:29  12 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Nephew doesn't deserve Chase the Ace money: Aunt

  Nephew doesn't deserve Chase the Ace money: Aunt Nephew doesn't deserve Chase the Ace money: AuntBarb Reddick and Tyrone MacInnis each won $611,319.50 from a Chase the Ace lottery in Margaree Forks, N.S., on Wednesday night, though Reddick insists the full amount — $1,222,639.00 — is rightfully hers.

The Margaree Chase the Ace draw takes place on Wednesdays at the Margaree Firemen' s Club. We stop selling tickets at 8:30pm with the draw happening as © Terry Roberts/CBC The ace of spades was drawn Wednesday night in Margaree Forks , N . S ., with two people winning the $ 1 . 2 million jackpot.

A photo-op to celebrate a $ 1 . 2 -million Chase the Ace lottery win in Margaree Forks , N . S ., turned sour Thursday with two family members feuding over the win.

a close up of text on a white background: The ace of spades was drawn Wednesday night in Margaree Forks, N.S., with two people winning the $1.2 million jackpot. © Terry Roberts/CBC The ace of spades was drawn Wednesday night in Margaree Forks, N.S., with two people winning the $1.2 million jackpot.

After more than a year and with only two cards left in the $1.2 million draw, the odds were pretty good the Chase the Ace fundraiser in Margaree Forks, N.S., would wrap up Wednesday night, and it did.

The winners were Barb Reddick of Guysborough, N.S., and her nephew, Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay, N.S., who will split the prize totalling $1,222,639.

"There was a good crowd on hand. The buzz was quite high. Everyone was pretty excited to see what was going to happen. Since the jackpot got higher, every week the crowd got bigger," said Bernice Curley, chair of the Margaree Forks Chase the Ace committee.

'Dead to me': Aunt's feud with nephew over $1.2M Chase the Ace win hasn't cooled

  'Dead to me': Aunt's feud with nephew over $1.2M Chase the Ace win hasn't cooled 'Dead to me': Aunt's feud with nephew over $1.2M Chase the Ace win hasn't cooledOn Friday, the Guysborough, N.S., woman repeated her vow to sue nephew Tyrone MacInnis of Glace Bay, N.S.

Chase the Ace winners Tyrone MacInnis and Barb Reddick are shown Thursday morning in Margaree Forks , N . S ., with a cheque representing the $ 1 . 2 million jackpot. Barb Reddick says she put her nephew's name on the winning ticket for good luck, but is now threatening to take him to court.

Chase the Ace , a popular fundraiser in Nova Scotia, is similar to a 50-50 draw, but with a twist. If they fail to draw the ace , 30 per cent of the ticket sales are added to a growing pot until another When the winning ticket was drawn Wednesday at the local firemen’ s club in Margaree Forks

"I think people in the area got a little frustrated. They're not used to having traffic gridlocked in Margaree Forks, but it was short-lived and it was great to see so many people come to the area."

Ticket sales for the Chase the Ace fundraiser for two area fire departments started to heat up over the last few weeks, topping $798,000 during the last week alone.

The proceeds are being shared by the Margaree Volunteer Fire Department and North East Margaree Volunteer Fire Department, which are getting new fire trucks and possibly emergency response vehicles.

a large crowd of people: A crowd fills the arena in Inverness, N.S., waiting for the Chase the Ace draw to start on Oct. 4, 2015. The $1.7 million pot at the fundraiser kicked off the Chase the Ace craze in the province. © Darren Pittman/The Canadian Press A crowd fills the arena in Inverness, N.S., waiting for the Chase the Ace draw to start on Oct. 4, 2015. The $1.7 million pot at the fundraiser kicked off the Chase the Ace craze in the province.

"For a place that says there's no money, there was money coming into Margaree over the last few weeks. I'm not sure where, but everyone just wants a shot at it [the jackpot]," Curley said.

Canadian planned to split lottery winnings — until she won

  Canadian planned to split lottery winnings — until she won The delight that normally comes when two family members win a big lottery prize instead sparked a bitter feud in rural Canada when an aunt said she would be suing her nephew for the entire sum. "See you in court," Barbara Reddick told nephew Tyrone MacInnis, even as they were posing Thursday with an oversized check representing the total winnings of Can$1.2 million ($912,000).Both names were on the winning ticket, lottery officials said in Margaree Forks, a tiny town in the eastern province of Nova Scotia."I bought the ticket," Reddick announced at the photo-op ceremony, the CBC network reported.

[IMG] Chase the Ace winners Tyrone MacInnis and Barb Reddick are shown Thursday morning in Margaree Forks , N . S ., with a cheque representing the .2 I hope she gets her money . @Disappointed would support the aunt cause the nephew is half white.

The Margaree Chase the Ace draw takes place on Wednesdays at the Margaree Firemen' s Club. We stop selling tickets at 8:30pm with the draw happening as © Terry Roberts/CBC The ace of spades was drawn Wednesday night in Margaree Forks , N . S ., with two people winning the $ 1 . 2 million jackpot.

She said she's been asked if she feels guilty about the money people are spending on tickets.

"I'm not sure. I'm really not sure where that money comes from," Curley said.

"I'm more of a believer that if you weren't giving it to us, you'd be giving it to some other gambling idea."

a close up of a newspaper: The Margaree Chase the Ace chart details the info about Wednesday's draw. © Margaree Chase the Ace/Facebook The Margaree Chase the Ace chart details the info about Wednesday's draw.

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