Todd Graves, the founder of fast-food restaurant chain Raising Cane’s bought lottery tickets for every single employee at the chain. At $2 a ticket, Graves bought 50,000 tickets for $100,000 on Monday. He has 50,000 employees at the chicken chain with locations in 35 states. The Mega Millions lottery jackpot grew to an estimated US$810 million on Tuesday.
The CEO AJ Kumaran explained “Times are tough out there, … Employees are seeing it at their gas stations and gas pumps, they’re seeing it on their grocery shelves… Things aren’t exactly easy these days, so when we saw there is a chance to not only have a little fun, but maybe win a little bit extra money for our people, we wanted to do it.”
If any of the 50,000 tickets is a winner, Kumaran said the prize will be distributed across all employees. The feedback from employees has been nothing but positive and filled with excitement.
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