BATON ROUGE, La. — The founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s is putting his money where his mouth is, ponying up $100,000 to buy each of the fast-food chain’s 50,000 employees a $2 Mega Millions lottery ticket.
The jackpot, which hasn’t had a winner since April, grew by $20 million Monday to $810 million for Tuesday’s drawing, lottery officials confirmed.
According to WVUE-TV, if any of the tickets Todd Graves purchased wins the gargantuan prize, the CEO said every Cane’s employee stands to win thousands of dollars.
“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 the TV station.
“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,” he added.
Raising Cane’s was founded off the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1996. The chain now boasts 617 locations across 33 states, WBRZ-TV reported.
The last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 15. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350.
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