Better luck next time?
Raising Cane founder Todd Graves tweeted a message this morning after spending $100,000 to buy $2 Mega Millions tickets for each of his 50,000 employees.
“Didn’t hit the jackpot this morning, but we still win with our awesome crew!” Cane tweeted Wednesday morning. It’s unclear whether any of the tickets won other prizes – some possibly worth $1 million – in the game.
Graves, founder of the Louisiana-based chicken chain, purchased the tickets for each employee in honor of their work for the company.
“As soon as we learned about the importance of this jackpot, we couldn’t miss the chance to win the Mega Millions jackpot and share it with our ever-supportive team,” Graves said before the draw. “None of what we do at Cane would be possible without our crew, so we’re always looking for ways to bring them a bit more fun and, if we’re lucky, a surprise on Wednesday mornings.”
Raising Cane’s has Alabama locations in Mobile and Tuscaloosa.
No word if Graves plans to repeat the purchase for the next $1 billion+ draw.
No ticket matched the six numbers drawn on Tuesday night – the white balls 7, 29, 60, 63 and 66, plus the golden Mega Ball 15 – so the estimated jackpot on Friday July 29 is an incredible $1.025 billion or an option in cash of $602.5 million. . Friday night’s draw will be the 30th in this jackpot race, which began on April 19 after the jackpot was won in Tennessee on April 15.
The next draw will take place on Friday, July 29 at 11 p.m. ET (10 p.m. CT). You can go here to see where to buy your ticket.