Raising Cane’s Founder Buys Mega Millions Lottery Tickets For All 50,000 Employees

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That would be one hell of an employee bonus.

People from all over are rushing out to buy lottery tickets this week after the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an incredible $830 million – the fourth largest lottery prize in our country’s history.

But most people probably aren’t buying 50,000 tickets at a time like Todd Graves.

Graves is the founder of the fast-food chicken chain Raising Cane’s, and ahead of tonight’s drawing, he went out and bought 50,000 Mega Millions tickets – one for each of the company’s employees.

At $2 a pop, Graves spent $100,000 on the lottery tickets. But if he hits it big, he hopes to be able to share the jackpot with his employees.

In a news release, Raising Cane’s said that if one of the tickets hits the jackpot, the company will be splitting the winnings among each of the company’s 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.

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.” 

If one of the tickets hits the jackpot, the payday would come out to be around $16,000 per employee (before taxes of course).

But if nobody wins the big prize tonight?

Well, Raising Cane’s CEO said they would be back to by 50,000 more tickets for the next drawing.

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