On Monday afternoon, the founder of the fast-food chain Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, purchased lottery tickets for all of his employees.
He uploaded a video of the lottery ticket machine spitting out the tickets.
“Buying 50,000 lottery tickets is harder than you think. Hoping to share the winning jackpot with our 50,000 @RaisingCanes Crew,” he wrote in the caption.
The Mega Millions jackpot had reached $830 million by Tuesday night.
“As soon as we heard how big this jackpot prize is, we couldn’t miss out on the chance to win…and share it with our crew…,” he added.
“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. If we’re lucky, a surprise on Wednesday morning,” he had said.
AJ Kumaran, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers co-CEO and COO, had gone and bought the tickets for Graves who isn’t in the country right now. He said the tickets were worth $100,000 and took 7 to 8 hours to finish printing.
Graves added that he purchased the tickets with his own personal funds since businesses can’t play the lottery.
“So, if we win, we will split it evenly amongst all 50,000 of us. It’ll be a good day for all of us,” he chuckled. “Pray for us!”
Unfortunately, after Tuesday’s night drawing, no one won the huge prize. Now, the Mega Millions jackpot has increased to more than $1 billion.