Charities Still Adding Up Chase The Ace Take
While Kathy McPherson from Sydney is taking home 2.9 million dollars from Saturday’s record-breaking Chase the Ace lottery, the charities involved are still adding up how much they’ve raked in.
Forty per cent of ticket sales from each Chase the Ace lottery is going to the Ashby Legion that’s sharing a portion with the Horizon Achievement Centre.
Chase the Ace spokesperson Stephen Tobin says they don’t have a final figure, but adds it’s in the millions of dollars.
Tobin is also the business development officer for the Horizon Achievement Centre that offers job training and employment services to adults with intellectual disabilities.
He adds the Centre will put its share of lottery proceeds toward an $8-million new state of the art facility to be built next to Open Hearth Park in Sydney.
He goes on to say the legion will use the Chase the Ace money to make improvements to its building and to continue to give back to the community.
Both charities are donating 25-thousand from lottery proceeds to the Red Cross relief effort for Fort McMurray.