Found March 30, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
If there was one faction of society that wouldn’t be captivated by the $540 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot, you would figure it would be the elite earners, such as professional athletes. But even some of those millionaires are getting caught up in the lottery ticket craze.
SB Nation’s Andrew Sharp points out that a few athletes tweeted about buying thousands of dollars worth of tickets in hopes of striking it big. Wizards forward Chris Singleton is feeling the hype:
I’m about to drop 10000 on the lottery and cross my fingers #halfwaytoabillionaireifiwin
— Chris Singleton (@C_SING31) March 28, 2012
In case you think Singleton was joking, he tweeted several more thoughts about why it’s a good investment, saying “I’m dedicated to making more money.”
Raiders safety Michael Huff didn’t spend quite as much money, but he still threw down plenty of cash on the lottery:
I bought $2400 worth….theres no way i can loseRT @marcusmyers How many lotto tickets you buying @Huffy247? Lump ...
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Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton isn't strapped for cash, but that isn't deterring him from trying to earn a few more bucks.
Well, maybe more than just a few bucks.
How about over $500 million?
That's what Singleton has his eyes on after posting on Twitter Wednesday night that he spent $10,000 on Mega Millions tickets. The jackpot has reached a world record...
I’ve always wondered how professional athletes blow through money at an alarming pace. Sure, you can point toward the big ticket items that litter their castles, and later are thrown up for auction to help pay off creditors. However, it’s the small things that usually get them. For example, Allen Iverson purchased new clothes in each city he traveled to, rather than pack a suit...
The Mega Million jackpot is up to $640 million. For one Washington Wizards rookie, that’s incentive enough for him to drop $10,000 on a few tickets. Chris Singleton makes $1.5 million in his first season with the Wizards but the allure of coming up on close to half a billion (after taxes and all that [...]