Found March 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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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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...
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