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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 $540 million.
"You guys are already rich," one of his followers wrote.
"If I get richer, I will change the world for the better," Singleton replied.
Singleton's 2012 salary currently stands at $1,485,000, and he's slated to make $1,596,360 in 2013.
One thing that's not clear is whether Singleton plans on spending the $10,000 in one place to buy the tickets or at several different locations in the Washington, DC, area.
"I hope your kidding.. Your odds from buying 1 to 10,000 is insignificant," someone else pointed out.
"Well if I get more than 10000 back ...
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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 [...]
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