Quincyan claims $100,000 top prize in mega raffle

Posted: Jun. 8, 2014 12:17 am Updated: Jun. 22, 2014 1:15 am

Organizers saved the biggest prize for last at Saturday's "Everybody Wins" mega raffle drawing at the Knights of Columbus hall, 700 S. 36th.

Jamie Pieper of Quincy won the $100,000 grand prize, which was announced at 10 p.m. at the end of Saturday's event.

Other big winners were Douglas Peterson of California, who won the second prize and gets his choice of a Toyota RAV4 or a 2014 Toyota Camry, and Michele Frye of Hannibal, Mo., who took home the third-place prize of $10,000.

Eighty prizes worth more than $150,000 were drawn and announced during the event, which began at 6:30 p.m.

The top three prizes were drawn first and placed in a sealed envelope to be opened last. Other prizes were announced as the night went on.

The raffle, which got underway in March, raises money for the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation and the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation. It involved selling 4,000 raffle tickets at $100 each.

Proceeds from the raffle will be divided equally between the Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation and Quincy Notre Dame Foundation to help support Quincy's four Catholic elementary schools -- Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis and St. Peter -- as well as Quincy Notre Dame High School.