A good way to spend an early Saturday evening – in almost anyone’s books – would be winning over $45,000..

On Saturday, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 70 in Iroquois Falls wrapped up the latest “Catch the Ace” event on week 46 of the draw.

When Rick Mineault’s ticket was drawn, his chosen envelope number, which was 31, had already been revealed.  So according to licencing rules, he was moved up to the next number: 33.

Sure enough, the ace of spades was in there, and Rick’s favourite number is probably now 33. Or 45,478.40.  That’s the number of dollars he won.

The next round of Catch the Ace starts right away with draws every Saturday night at the Legion.