$1.5 million jackpot draws crowds to rural Ohio bowling alley

Posted at 8:07 AM, Sep 09, 2016

Thousands of people are flocking to a rural Ohio village for a bowling alley's weekly raffle in hopes of becoming an overnight millionaire.

The jackpot at SkyLane Bowling in Garrettsville has climbed to about $1.5 million because no one has won for a year.

Our partners at the Akron Beacon Journal report the number of players recently has been several times the population of Garrettsville, roughly 35 miles southeast of Cleveland.

The Queen of Hearts drawing costs $5 per ticket. Players hope to guess which slot on a board of cards holds the namesake card. The eventual winner must attend the drawing to win most of the jackpot. The next drawing is Sunday.

Organizers took the raffle idea from a Youngstown-area pub that drew big crowds before a woman won $1.8 million.