The lead was buried but the story is Stan Thomas won $50,000 Tuesday night in the year long Queen of Hearts drawings at the Watertown Elks Club on Bradley Street.
The weekly drawings produced no winner over fifty weeks and with the Queen the last card, a winner last night was certain.
In addition to producing $40K in revenue for the club, the event is a huge traffic builder, kind of like the old sign-in pools you used to see everywhere.
In a time when clubs struggle, this is a good source of extra revenue.
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