Catch the Ace of Spades Lottery – Week 30!

Ace of Spades Lives on to See Week 30!

The progressive jackpot is expected to reach $21,000 for the week 31 draw!

Congratulations to Krista MacKinnon on her $964 Week 29 win! Krista asked us to open envelope #30, and the 9 of Diamonds was revealed. There are now 23 envelopes remaining.

The five hospital foundations that fundraise for Grey Bruce Health Services have joined forces to host the popular Catch the Ace lottery in support of a new MRI system for the Owen Sound Regional Hospital.

Where can you purchase your ticket?

Lloyd’s Smoke Shop in Wiarton Thornbury Pharmasave  Ralph’s Hi-Way Shopette in Port Elgin
Cindy’s Variety in Hepworth Meaford Hospital Foundation Harrigan’s 100 Mile Food Mart Southampton
Investment Planning Counsel in Sauble Beach Bill’s ValuMart in Meaford Owen Sound Hospital Gift Shop
Roadside Convenience in Ferndale Sidekicks Cafe in Markdale Centre M&M Meats in Owen Sound
Simply Unique in Meaford Grey Hospital Aux Kiosk OSH Foundation Office

Catch the Ace GBHS lottery draws are held every Thursday morning at 11:00am, at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation. The weekly and progressive jackpot grow with respect to how many tickets are sold and how long the lottery lasts. Catch the Ace GBHS has jumpstarted the five foundations’ initiative to raise $4.7 million for a new MRI system.

Here’s how the lottery works.

The lottery starts with 52 playing cards individually sealed in manila envelopes numbered 1 through 52. These envelopes are put on display in the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation office. Nobody knows which envelope contains the Ace of Spades – until the lucky winner catches it!

When tickets are purchased supporters will be asked to pre-select an envelope number on their ticket stub. The lucky weekly winner takes home 20% of that week’s ticket revenues and the envelope number selected on the ticket will be opened to reveal a playing card. If the card is not the Ace of Spades, the card will be destroyed and the lottery continues for another week. If the card is the Ace of Spades, the weekly winner also win the progressive jackpot! The progressive jackpot grows each week with 30% of weekly ticket sales revenue being added in.

“We are so excited to see this round of Catch the Ace gaining momentum,” said Amy McKinnon, Executive Director of Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation. “We are having such fun here in the office and can’t wait to see how the lottery unfolds.”

The MRI in the Owen Sound Regional Hospital is used over 10,000 times per year on patients from across Grey and Bruce to diagnose a range of medical conditions. Tests done with the next generation of MRI technology will be faster, quieter and more comfortable for patients, and will provide physicians with high quality images to aid in an accurate diagnosis.

“The MRI is a critical piece of diagnostic equipment, and for many patients, test results from an MRI help save lives,” said Dr. Colin McIver, Chief of Radiology. “Whether it’s a broken bone, or a severe brain injury, we want to provide patients with the best technology available, and we are very pleased that the Foundations are helping make this possible.”

Visit and follow @CatchTheAceGBHS on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to watch the live stream and/or video recordings posted to our social media pages!

Ticket purchasers must be 18 or over to participate. For more information visit or contact your local hospital foundation