David and Tanya Idzan are $336,995 richer after winning a record-high Edmonton Oilers 50/50 jackpot on Wednesday night.
The total was so high at Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the San Jose Sharks thanks, in part, to a carryover from a previous game.
It’s the biggest 50/50 jackpot in the team’s history, according to the Oilers Entertainment Group.
— Oilers Foundation (@Oil_Foundation) April 13, 2017
As if the game wasn’t exciting enough, fans took to Twitter to share their reaction as the jackpot climbed higher and higher as the game went on.
— CISN Country 103.9 (@CISNCountry) April 13, 2017
50/50 is $336,000. In some cities that would be the yearly total. #LetsGoOilers
— Chris Scheetz (@ChrisScheetz) April 13, 2017
— Ryan Jespersen (@ryanjespersen) April 13, 2017
Prior to Wednesday night, the largest 50/50 jackpot in Edmonton Oilers history was $154,167 in September 2015.
The jackpot started at $76,125 after the 50/50 went unclaimed on March 25.
Back in July 2014, the Edmonton Eskimos went through a similar situation when a jackpot of more than $70,000 went unclaimed.
A total of $71,732 carried over to a future game, drawing a massive crowd of buyers. Twenty-year-old Connor Croken went on to claim the $348,534 jackpot.