Marquette Catholic High School gave out $62,000 in cash prizes as part of this year's Mega Raffle fundraiser, and one very lucky school parent took home the grand prize. Fran Walters of Florissant won the $50,000 grand prize, and also won four smaller cash prizes during the drawing held last Saturday.
Joell Aguirre, co-chair of the Mega Raffle Committee, says Walters had a lot of luck on her side, as well as plenty of entries in the raffle:
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The Mega Raffle is a fundraiser for the transportation needs of the school. With enrollment this year over 400 students, Marquette offers bus transportation before school from north St. Louis County, Jerseyville and Edwardsville. The buses are also used to transport students to athletic events, service projects, and other extra curricular activities.