Found March 30, 2012 on
The Victory Formation:
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 case.
America has hit MegaMillions Mania. The Half billion dollar jackpot is the largest in this nation’s history and when drawn tonight will undoubtedly make someone very happy. Chris Singleton of the Washington Wizards (and a dirty stinkin’ Nole) is not immune.
I’m about to drop 10000 on the lottery and cross my fingers #halfwaytoabillionaireifiwin
— Chris Singleton (@C_SING31) March 28, 2012
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!!!!
If the odds of winning are 1 in 175 Million, purchasing 10,000 tickets only increases your odds…
With one ticket? .000000006% chance of winning
With 10,000 tickets? .00006% chance of winning...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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 [...]
The Wizards have been slapped around by the Philadelphia 76ers this season, as they’ve been beat by 31, 13 and then 20 points so far.
Well, last night, the Wizards decided that enough was enough and that it was time to punch them back.
After a slow start to the game in the first quarter, the Wizards saw Trevor Booker go to the locker room in some visible pain, and one might believe...
As you know by now, unless you tuned out sometime in 2008, the Wizards have the second-worst record in the NBA. This is because they are the dregs, you see.
But with great losing comes great draft positioning, which hasn’t meant a whole hell of a lot for the Wiz these past few years. In 2009, it meant trading the No. 5/Ricky Rubio pick for Randy Foye and Mike Miller. In ‘10...
Cartier Martin tied a career high with 20 points in his second game under a 10-day contract, and the Washington Wizards built a big lead and held on to it for a change, breaking a five-game losing streak Friday night with a 97-76 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
The loss knocked Philadelphia, at least temporarily, out of first place in the Atlantic Division, pending the result of...
Wizards vs. 76ers
March 30, 2012 – Verizon Center
Williams / Young
After coming up just short again and again, the suddenly stingy Washington Wizards knocked off one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference their last time out.
In contrast, they haven't been able to slow down the Toronto Raptors during their last few visits to the Air Canada Centre.
Looking to post back-to-back victories for just the second time this season, Washington...
Wizards vs. Pacers
March 29, 2012 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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...