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Another small-town VFW raffle tops $1 million as games grow in popularity, prizes

The McHenry, Ill., VFW post's Queen of Hearts raffle has reached $1 million in bets and is attracting thousands of players, a few new members - and at least one critic.

Hundreds of people crammed into the bingo hall for the weekly drawing Tuesday evening. Bettors have been lining up out the door and into the parking lot to buy the tickets, and some new veterans, primarily from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, have not only come to play but have

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