After a set is won, the winner keeps all cards in their hand, takes the ante, and draws a new card. If they decide not to take the full set, they still keep all cards they started with, but they can now add the ante to those cards to get the full set. The winner of the ante must complete the set by playing all the cards he drew at the beginning of the round.
The ante is a special card, a 10-value card drawn from the bulk pile at the beginning of each round, that may be played at any time. It may not be changed or returned, and it may not be played by the same player twice in the same competition. The ante will remain in play until the round is won. It is not a card to be played with. It may be played as a normal card, but it is not used in scoring.
If a player has no cards in their hand, they may draw one by paying the ante. Some sets may have a maximum number of draws. If a player uses up the maximum number of draws, they may still act. 827ec27edc