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The take-home is expected to exceed the $600,000 mark tonight as record numbers are flocking to Goulds for Chase the Ace.

Entering week 39, the grand prize has eluded the thousands who travel to St. Kevin’s Parish hoping to win the chance to pick for the Ace.

Parish’s chair of finances Carol O’Brien (Photo: NTV/Ryan Harding)

“I think it’s the greatest thing to ever happen to the Goulds,” said one resident. “I’ve never seen this much excitement around here before.”

As the prize total grows each week so does the attention of surrounding communities.

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“Our jackpot last week was $430,000,” boasted St. Kevin’s Parish’s chair of the finance committee, Carol O’Brien. “We had to open our doors at 10 a.m. today and it’s been a steady flow all day.”

While every ticket buyer has a different idea on how to spend their wishful winnings the Parish plans on giving it’s portion raised to the community.

“We want to improve our (food) hampers for the Goulds and surrounding areas,” said O’Brien. “Our cemetery, we have plans for that. To fix up old toppled monuments.”

Evening ticket sales run from 6 P.M to 8 P.M. with the ticket draw at 8:20 P.M.

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