Queen of Hearts Rules (Game #5)

  • GAME START: Thursday, May 9, 2019.
  • TICKET SALES START: Monday, April 23, 2018
  • COST: Tickets are $5.00 each and will be sold during normal business hours. Ticket sales will stop at 8:50 PM on the night of the drawing.
  • DRAWING TIME: Held each Thursday (unless otherwise announced) at 9:00 PM EDT.
  • PERCENTAGES: The individual that selects the number that reveals the Queen will be this games QOH winner. That individual will receive 80% of the QOH purse (if present) and 40% of the QOH purse (if not present). The remaining 20% or 60% will start the next QOH game.If that ticket number does not reveal the Queen of Hearts, that individual will receive $500.00 if present or $250.00 if not present.  For this game, off suit Queens (3) will pay $1,000.00 each if present and $500.00 each if not present.  Jokers (2) will pay $2,000.00 each if present and $1,000.00 each if not present.  If an off suit Queen (3) or a Joker (2) are revealed, the winner will receive that winning amount only and forfeit the $500.00 for being drawn first.  As in the past, we will wait 5 minutes for the winner to make themselves present.
  • VALID TICKETS: One valid ticket will be drawn each week. A valid ticket must have the proper information on it (i.e.  name, phone number, valid number that is remaining on the board). All tickets drawn without the proper information listed above will be forfeited.
  • NOTE: The Whistle Stop does not profit from the game itself. All money paid into the game must eventually be paid out of the game.
  • The weekly QOH purse will have a cap limit of $100,000.00 and a draw down limit of $100,000.00.  This means if the Queen is not revealed that week and the total QOH purse is greater than $100,000.00, the QOH purse will be drawn down to $100,000.00 by drawing valid tickets at $1,000.00 per ticket, or a lesser mount, if required, to get the amount down to $100,000.00  (if present and checked in at the drive-thru window no later than 10:00 p.m. that same night) and $500.00 per ticket (if not present and not checked in at the drive-thru window no later than 10:00 p.m. that same night).
  • TAX: All individuals winning less than $600.00 will be paid by cash. All individuals winning $600.00 or more will automatically have 25% of their winnings withheld prior to distribution per IRS form 5754 and will paid by check.
  • CHANGES: The Whistle Stop reserves the right to: change the number of cards drawn each week, change the draw down procedures, make any adjustments deemed necessary in order to maintain the safety of the event
  • NO PHONE: No questions regarding the Queen of Hearts game will be answered via telephone.