Jackpot for record-breaking Edmonton Oilers 50/50 raffle tops $3 million
Winning ticket is A-13893018
One lucky hockey fan is going to be a millionaire after a record-breaking 50/50 raffle at Monday night's Edmonton Oilers game.
The total estimated jackpot for the Game 2 draw is $3.2 million. The winner will take home more than $1.6 million. The rest of the jackpot will support charities with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.
The winning ticket number is A-13893018, the Oilers announced on Twitter.
🚨 WINNING TICKET 🚨<br><br>If you have ticket A-13893018, you're the winner of $1,629,722.50 with today's record-setting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oilers?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Oilers</a> online 50/50 presented by <a href="https://twitter.com/REMAXca?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@REMAXca</a>!<br><br>The winning ticket holder has until Thursday at 4pm MT to claim their prize by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. <a href="https://t.co/snntIkN84C">pic.twitter.com/snntIkN84C</a>—@Oil_Foundation
As NHL play resumed last month before empty arenas, the Oilers moved their 50/50 raffles online. And the virtual format has proved exceedingly popular with fans.
The club beat its previous 50/50 sales record on Monday, hitting more than $2 million in sales before the game even started.
TWO MILLION! 🤯<br><br>One lucky <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Oilers?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Oilers</a> fan is becoming a millionaire tonight & the game hasn't even started yet! Ticket sales will run until 10:30pm MT.<br><br>Ps. Congrats to Saturday's 50/50 winner, Danielle McGale, who claimed the $381,275 prize!<br><br>🎟 <a href="https://t.co/RB9s6fv2Tl">https://t.co/RB9s6fv2Tl</a> <a href="https://t.co/E1mcmNcqDf">pic.twitter.com/E1mcmNcqDf</a>—@Oil_Foundation
Saturday's draw, the Oilers' first online 50/50 raffle, also set a record. The total jackpot hit more than $762,000 and online were so frantic that they temporarily overloaded the online server.
Before that, the largest jackpot on record for the Oilers was in December 22, 2018, when the jackpot hit more than $487,000 after a previous win went unclaimed.
Monday's winning ticket holder has until Thursday at 4 p.m. MT to claim their prize by e-mailing email@example.com.
Edmonton beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 in NHL qualifiers to square the series 1-1. The teams will battle again Wednesday night.