The Edmonton Oilers may have lost their first playoff game against San Jose Wednesday night but two fans got a major boost to lessen the pain.
David and Tanya Idzan are $336,995 richer after winning a record-high Edmonton Oilers 50/50 jackpot at the game.
The total was so high thanks, in part, to a carryover from a previous game.
The jackpot started at $76,125 after the 50/50 went unclaimed on March 25.
It’s the biggest 50/50 jackpot in the team’s history, according to the Oilers Entertainment Group
Prior to Wednesday night, the largest 50/50 jackpot in Edmonton Oilers history was $154,167 in September 2015.
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.