Draws held weekly on Tuesday
Newmarket Legion
707 Srigley St 
6:00 p.m.

Ace of Spades Value

The Ace of Spades is estimated at $24,200 for the next draw.

Available Numbers

XX XX 24 25 26 XX XX
29 30 31 XX XX 34 35
36 XX 38 XX XX 41 XX
XX 44 XX XX XX 48 49
50 XX 52        

Newmarket Town Crier promoting Catch the Ace

Buy your Catch the Ace tickets online

Please select one of the available envelope numbers and enter your selection in the Envelope No. box. If purchasing multiple tickets and want separate envelope number for each ticket, enter all envelope numbers. 


Envelope No.

Ticket purchasers must be 18 years of age or older and be in Ontario at the time of purchase

Draw Winner

December 11, 2018 draw winner was Phil Leaman.   He won $1036.00.  He chose envelope number 47 which held the 7 of hearts.

Video recording of December 11, 2018

Calendar of Draws

Draws will be held  every Tuesday at the Newmarket Royal Canadian Legion, 707 Srigley St Newmarket, 6:00 pm until the Ace of Spades is found.

What is Catch the Ace

Catch the Ace Lottery is a Progressive Lottery.

Each week tickets are sold for the opportunity to select the Ace of Spades from a deck of 52 regular playing cards. Prior to the draw, each of the 52 playing cards were placed in brown envelopes. The envelopes were shuffled and numbered 1 to 52.

When tickets are purchased the buyer chooses an envelope number  from a list of available numbers, then enters the number on their ticket.

Each week one ticket is drawn. The holder of that ticket automatically wins 20% of that week's sales. The envelope number noted on the ticket is opened. If the card inside is not the Ace of Spades the card is destroyed and is no longer available for future draws. If the envelope selected is the Ace of Spades then the lottery is finished and the ticket holder wins the weekly prize plus the Ace of Spades pot. 

Each week the Ace of Spades progressive pot grows by 30% of the weekly sales.

Each week the lucky winner of the draw receives 20% of the weekly sales.

Draw Preparation Steps

Catch the Ace Rules


  • Ticket purchasers must be 18 years of age or older and be in Ontario at the time of purchase
  • Ticket price is $5.00
  • Newmarket Lions Club reserve the right to limit the number of tickets sold per person
  • Weekly draws will be held Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm at Newmarket Legion, 707 Srigly St Newmarket
  • Ticket sales will cease one hour before the draw except at the draw location.
  • One deck of 52 playing cards will be placed in individual envelopes and randomly numbered 1 to 52 inclusive and will be on display at the weekly draw
  • Purchaser must complete the ticket including name, telephone number, email address and envelope number from the list of available numbers on the Available Numbers Control Sheet.
  • The ticket purchaser is responsible for ensuring the ticket is filled out completely
  • The weekly winner shall be selected by drawing one ticket from a drum containing all of the tickets sold that week.
  • The person conducting the draw will then open the envelope corresponding to the number noted on the selected ticket. If the envelope does not contain the Ace of Spades the envelope and the card will be destroyed. The weekly winner will receive 20% of the weeks ticket sales. If the envelope contains the Ace of Spades the winner will receive the value of the Ace of Spades pool and 20% of the weeks ticket sales. Once the Ace of Spades is selected the lottery ends.
  • In the event the ticket purchaser failed to enter an envelope number on the ticket, the person conducting the draw will select the lowest even number envelope. In the event there is no even number envelope then the lowest uneven numbered envelope shall be selected.
  • In the event the envelope number listed on the ticket has already been selected in a previous draw, the next highest number will be selected.
  • Tickets are only valid for the draw they were purchased for.
  • All draws will be video recorded to guarantee the integrity of the draw 


The Ontario Problem Gambling telephone number is: 1-888-230-3505

Video Recording of Draw 1 preparation