AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – As late as 7:25 p.m. Sunday, tickets were still going in the bin for the $1.2 million Queen of Hearts of drawing Sunday at Barry Dyngles pub in Austintown.
The 7:30 p.m. drawing drew well over 2,000 people, but far short of the 8,000 to 10,000 people who gathered at previous drawings for the jackpot.
No winner was chosen Sunday night in the drawing. Number 53 was called and the ticket belonged to Paul Gregorc. He drew the 10 of clubs, so the game will continue and a drawing will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
The weekday drawings were changed to Sunday because of the large crowds and traffic control issues.
Several changes were made last week for the drawing that include:
- Moving the drawing to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays
- Hiring 12-16 police officers, as determined by a police chief
- Remove the requirement of being present to win the jackpot
- Placing trash cans on Raccoon Rd.
The Queen of Hearts game is a progressive raffle. Tickets are drawn every week and those ticket holders are permitted to choose a card on the board. The game is won if the Queen of Hearts is chosen. If the Queen of Hearts is not chosen, the jackpot rolls over to the next week.