CEO buys 50,000 Mega Millions tickets for workers

Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot in the drawing has climbed to $970 million, the third highest in the game's history.
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The Mega Millions lottery jackpot currently sits at an estimated $830 million, and that has a lot of people scrambling to buy a ticket, including the owner of Raising Cane's, a famous chicken fingers restaurant chain.

As WWLTV reports, CEO Todd Graves purchased one $2 lottery ticket for each of the company’s estimated 50,000 employees.

Graves -- who co-founded the restaurant in Baton Rouge, LA, in 1996 -- says the jackpot will be divided by each of the employees if one of the tickets is a winner.

That roughly equates to an estimated $16,600 per each employee.

“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,” Graves told WWLTV. “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.”

The next Mega Millions drawing is set for Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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