50/50 jackpot at Canucks game reaches record $1M
One lucky fan left Rogers Arena in Vancouver with a much fatter wallet Thursday night.
The 50/50 raffle at the Canucks-Coyotes game reached $1,014,555 CAD, meaning someone took home $507,278 (or $397,275 USD) tax free, setting a record for the largest 50/50 prize in North American sports history, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.
Every fan in attendance was treated to quite a show, as the Sedins had a dramatic ending to their careers, connecting on the game's overtime winner. But this one fan in particular clearly had the best night of his life.
The pot was already at $412,000 with unclaimed funds an hour and a half before puck drop, which explains why it surpassed $1 million, according to Nick Cotsonika of NHL.com.