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Huge windfall for winner of 50-50 charity draw at Edmonton Eskimos game

Connor Croken, right, poses for a photo with Eskimos President and CEO Len Rhodes in Edmonton on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Edmonton Eskimos say a 20-year-old man has won the largest 50-50 draw in the football club's history. The CFL team says Connor Croken of Edmonton presented the winning ticket worth $348,534 when the Eskimos office opened this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Edmonton Eskimos

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Connor Croken, right, poses for a photo with Eskimos President and CEO Len Rhodes in Edmonton on Friday, July 25, 2014. The Edmonton Eskimos say a 20-year-old man has won the largest 50-50 draw in the football club's history. The CFL team says Connor Croken of Edmonton presented the winning ticket worth $348,534 when the Eskimos office opened this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Edmonton Eskimos

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Eskimos say a 20-year-old man has won the largest 50-50 draw in the football club's history.

The CFL team says Connor Croken of Edmonton presented the winning ticket worth $348,534 when the Eskimos office opened this morning.

Tickets were sold during a game Thursday night against the Calgary Stampeders, which the Eskimos lost 26-22.

The game drew more than 40,000 people, many of whom stood in line for much of the first half to buy tickets.

The draw had grown dramatically when a $71,000 prize from July 11 home game went unclaimed and was carried over.

Croken won't have the money for this weekend — the club says it will present him with a cheque on Tuesday.

The draw is usually made during the game, but because ticket sales were so heavy on Thursday, the team released the winning numbers on its website overnight.

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