WATERLOO - The jackpot for the Waterloo Queen of Hearts drawing continues to grow - Tuesday night’s jackpot total was $1,574218, a substantial increase from last week’s jackpot of $1,397,265. Event organizers expect the final jackpot to reach the $2 million limit.

Card #12 was revealed to be the Five of Spades. Since the Queen of Hearts card was not found, the final drawing of this round will be held next Tuesday, Jan. 31.

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20% of the funds raised will benefit Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Waterloo. Music and Band Teacher Chad Minier said next week’s jackpot may meet - or exceed - its $2 million limit.

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“We at SPPCS are making an estimated judgement that the prize will reach - or just exceed - the $2 million mark,” Minier said at the most recent drawing. “Please know that ticket sales will not get cut off before Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

“What that means: we’re pulling until we find that Queen. It could happen the first time, it could happen … we have 13, 14 left.”

The final Queen of Hearts drawing of this round will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. just outside Outsider pub, located at 104 S. Market St. in Waterloo. Ticket sales will be open to those who registered before the jackpot reached $1 million last December.

A video of the Jan. 24 drawing is available on the Waterloo Queen of Hearts Facebook page.

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