A Waterloo woman won $100,000 playing Queen of Hearts at the Evansville American Legion on Wednesday.
Michelle Fink won $104,100, according to the Republic-Times, which covers Monroe County.
Queen of Hearts is a game in which contestants remove playing cards from a board in a series of drawings until someone finds the queen of hearts, the winning card. The pot grows every time that a card other than the queen of hearts is selected.
“I was in shock for about 15 minutes,” Fink told the Republic-Times.
It was Fink’s first time winning the game of chance, though she’d also bought into the game elsewhere, including in Caseyville, according to the newspaper.
Fink said she spent about $500 total on game, food, video gambling and 50/50 tickets.
Queen of Hearts games are gaining popularity across the region. Last month, Orlando Fridge won a jackpot estimated at $489,000 at Caseyville VFW Memorial Post 1117.
In December, a group of players from the Breese area won a $377,000 jackpot in a Queen of Hearts game at the Nashville American Legion.