Marg Azevedo, a Kitchener resident, took home $98,000 winning both the Weekly Prize and the Progressive Jackpot in Rotary of KW’s newest lottery, Catch the Ace, when her online card choice revealed the Ace of Spades. This elusive card was one of three which remained unpicked from a complete deck until the week 50 draw on August 26th. 
“During the pandemic, I was spending more time online and found Catch the Ace. I decided to play Catch the Ace KW because of the local beneficiaries chosen by Rotary,” shared Azevedo.
Since launching September 2020, momentum has caught on with weekly prize winners. And, with the chance to win the grand prize, Catch the Ace has been a great hit that’s helped Rotary of KW raise much-needed funds during these unprecedented times.

The net proceeds of the first Catch the Ace lottery will be divided equally between three local charities: St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation and KidsAbility Foundation.
Azevedo explained that she has muscular dystrophy and plans to use some of her winnings for home renovations and equipment to assist in her daily living. She also intends to give back to the community with donations to help with children`s sports and education, in particular supporting KW and Cambridge lacrosse groups. 
In this photo: Kelly Steiss (Waterloo), Rui Azevedo, Marg Azevedo (Winner), Paul Rostrup (Chair, Catch the Ace), Adrian DeCoo (Kitchener), Mac Graham (Kitchener Westmount), Melodie Mensch (Kitchener Conestoga), Vanessa Marshall (Kitchener Grand River)

With the jackpot success, Rotary of KW is already gearing up for a new round of Catch the Ace, which will launch in the next few weeks, with net proceeds to solely support KidsAbility Foundation.
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