Singleton on $10,000 in Lottery Tickets: No RegretsBy: Chris Gabbard - April 4, 2012
You may remember this Twitter post from NBA player Chris Singleton during the $640 million Mega Millions lottery:
Richardson really did spend $10,000 on lottery tickets, but he didn’t win the jackpot. He sent another tweet later that day calling his decision an “investment”. When asked by the Associated Press after the lottery ended if he thought it was a wise investment he answered it was “either that or blowing it in the clubs.”
It’s good the 22-year old can be cocky with his money. He recently signed a $7 million contract. He just better be careful he doen’t go the way of a lot on pro athletes, *cough* Antoine Walker, who lose it all after making millions.
On second thought, it probably was a wise investment. You can’t buy the amount of publicity Singleton is getting from his comments. A quick Google news search brings up 1,782 articles written on the subject of Chris Singleton and the lottery. Everyone has heard about it, even if you don’t follow basketball.
Singleton won some money from the tickets, but he isn’t sure how much yet. It takes a while to go through 10,000 tickets. He said he had to buy them at various locations because no one place could print that many.