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First Oilers playoff game in 11 years scores record 50-50 jackpot for couple

Last Updated Apr 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm PDT

David and Tanya Idzan pose in this recent handout photo. There was an added bonus for one couple who came to watch the Edmonton Oilers in their first NHL playoff game in 11 years on Wednesday night. The enthusiastic sell-out crowd snapped up so many 50-50 tickets that winners David and Tanya Idzan went home with a record jackpot worth almost $337,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Twitter, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation *MANDATORY CREDIT*

EDMONTON – There was an added bonus for one couple who came to watch the Edmonton Oilers in their first NHL playoff game in 11 years on Wednesday night.

The enthusiastic sell-out crowd snapped up so many 50-50 tickets that winners David and Tanya Idzan went home with a record jackpot worth almost $337,000.

The high amount was due in part to a carryover from a March 25 regular-season game when more than $76,000 went unclaimed.

The previous 50-50 Oilers jackpot was about $154,000.

The Oilers themselves didn’t end the night as winners.

They lost 3-2 in overtime to the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarter-final.

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