Lavalley’s pick ended the suspense.
Kristin Carnright of Cumberland Head was one of the visitors last Friday hoping for a big payday.
While she had a good time at the legion, she, like so many others, went home disappointed.
“It was a major letdown,” she said. “Kind of like waiting for the great big present on Christmas morning that Santa doesn’t bring.”
The game was a fundraiser for Post 912, with 60 cents of each ticket sold going to the pot and 40 cents to the legion. Once the total reaches the state maximum allowed of $100,000, entity hosting the contest gets all the proceeds.
The legion made at least $67,000 once the jackpot reached the $100,000 maximum. But beyond that, St. John was reluctant to release a final figure for how much they took in.
“Let’s just say it was a pretty good amount,” he said.
The money will be used for renovations to the legion building and to help local causes, namely veterans organizations.
“We will take a few weeks and rest up a little before we start another game,” St. John said. “We’ll see how far that one goes.”
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