- Associated Press - Sunday, September 20, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A pool drawing held to boost business at a northeast Ohio pub is garnering attention from lawmakers as the six-figure jackpot grows.

A recent meeting of the Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering included discussion about the legality of the “Queen of Hearts” game at a bar in Austintown Township, near Youngstown.

Participants buy tickets, and the one whose ticket is drawn gets to pick a card, hoping it’s the namesake card to win the jackpot. Eight cards are left after this week’s drawing, and the jackpot topped $778,000.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the chief of the charitable law section of the attorney general’s office told the legislative panel about wrinkles in the game that raise questions.

The panel’s chairman says he wants to ensure the game follows the law.

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