Woman wins rural Ohio bowling alley’s $3.4M raffle jackpot

GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Organizers of a rural Ohio bowling alley’s weekly raffle that has drawn huge crowds in recent weeks say a woman has won more than $3 million.

SkyLane Bowling owner Aaron King says a Mantua woman won the Queen of Hearts drawing Sunday. The winner wasn’t present at the Garrettsville bowling alley but will receive the full prize — 90 percent of the $3.4 million jackpot.

About 15,000 people showed up for the drawing last week, prompting organizers in the Cleveland suburb to change the rules so the winner didn’t have to be present to receive the full winnings.

The drawing cost $5 a ticket. Players hope to guess which slot on a board of cards holds the namesake card.

King says about 5,000 people attended Sunday’s drawing.

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