Raising Cane’s CEO buy 50,000 Mega Millions tickets, vows to share jackpot winnings with company employees

Tuesday night’s drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot is a whopping $810 million. It’s the third highest prize in the game’s history, and even though a large portion will go to taxes, the winner or winners will still end up with a huge chunk of change.

Many have run out to the stores at the last minute in hopes of winning even just a little piece of the large prize. Todd Graves, the founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, even joined in on the fun and promised to split the winnings if any of his tickets won.

Graves, whose fast food chain sent corporate employees to work in their restaurant when they suffered staff shortages during the pandemic, announced that he had purchased 50,000 Mega Millions tickets.

No, they weren’t all for him. He said each ticket was for Raising Cane’s 50,000 employees, and if one of those tickets hit the jackpot he’d split the winnings among his employees.

“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 said in a statement, according to CBS News.

“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.”

At $2 a ticket, the chance to give his employees a surprise come Wednesday morning cost him $100,000.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. The Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday at 11 p.m. EDT.

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