I just love this story! So everyone has been buying Mega Millions tickets when Tuesday’s jackpot hit a whopping $810 million dollars! My heart can’t even handle thinking about having that much money. Well the $20 bucks I spent on tickets is nothing compared to what Raising Cane’s founder spent. Todd Graves is the founder, and he has 50,000 employees in 35 states. He bought a $2 ticket for each and every one of his employees a ticket, spending $100,000 dollars! How amazing is that? Here’s the tweet the Raising Cane’s founder sent out about it.
As he mentioned in the tweet, can you imagine what it must be like to try to buy 50,000 tickets? Not sure my local package store could handle it. Lol
No Winner Last Night
If any of the tickets was a winner, Graves planned on splitting the winnings between all 50,000 employees. Well, with no winner last night, the jackpot has jumped to just over $1 BILLION dollars. Billion with a B! The cash option is $602.5 million dollars. That number just makes me want to pass out! It’s the 4th-largest lottery prize ever.
What the founder has to say
In a statement to CBS News Graves said, “As soon as we heard how big this jackpot prize is, we couldn’t miss out on the chance to win the Mega Millions jackpot and share it with our crew, who always stand together.” “None of what we do at Cane’s would be possible without our crew, which is why we are always looking for ways to bring them a little extra fun, and if we’re lucky, a surprise on Wednesday morning,” Graves added.
Odds of winning
If you’re wondering how lucky you have to be to win, the odds of winning? 1 in 302.5 million. But just remember, you only need one ticket, and you could be the one. You never, ever know.
If you win and are headed off to college, you might want to check out this list of 16 Unusual or Obvious Items Every College Dorm Room Needs.
Good luck everyone!