- Associated Press - Thursday, April 4, 2019

HUDSON, S.D. (AP) - The right card has finally been drawn to win a fundraiser jackpot that has been growing for a year in a tiny South Dakota town.

A charitable group called the Southeast Area Pink Ladies set up the “Chase the Queen” fundraiser last year in Waddy’s Bar in Hudson to help people in the area who were struggling with cancer.

The Argus Leader says thousands of people were drawn to the town of about 300 to buy tickets for a chance at drawing the queen of diamonds card that would win the jackpot which had grown to about $320,000.

A group of family and friends from Montrose had the winning ticket and sent Ryan Gordon to make the card draw Wednesday night. He picked the queen of diamonds from the three remaining cards to win the jackpot that he and 11 others will split.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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