New York Islanders Could Share Mega Millions Jackpot Over $1.28 Billion With Fans

The New York Islanders didn’t win the NHL Draft lottery earlier this season, so they turned their attention to another: Friday’s $1.28 billion Mega Millions draw.

If they win this lottery, their fans might too.

The Islanders announced that they have partnered with Jackpocket, a third-party app that allows users to order state lottery tickets, purchase $50,000 in Mega Millions tickets for the draw. If one of the 25,000 tickets wins the grand prize, or if total winnings exceed $250,000, net winnings will be shared by full season ticket or suite holders, staff and charity Islanders Children’s Foundation.

If the total ticket winnings are less than $250,000, the Islanders will donate the full amount to the Islanders Children’s Foundation.

The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 303 million, according to MegaMillions.com.

“As we prepare for our historic 50th anniversary season, we want to show our appreciation for our Islanders season ticket members and staff and give them a chance to participate in this massive Mega Millions draw,” said the Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky in a statement. . Ledecky’s group bought the Islanders for $485 million in 2014.

“Lottery ticket revenue is dedicated to education in New York State, so no matter what happens in today’s historic cartoon, significant funds have been generated for education in the state of New York. ‘State, which supports our fan base and their families.

It’s a way to foster unity between a team and its fans.

Lance B. Holton