Chris Singleton did not win Mega Millions

Appreciate all the tweets past 3-4 days lol I did winsome money for the ppl wondering but not the 650 million I was hoping. #megamillions

— Chris Singleton (@C_SING31) April 2, 2012

I don’t know if Chris Singleton promised to buy $10,000 worth of Mega Millions tickets as a publicity stunt or not, but it seems to have worked out that way.

“MegaMillions tweet blessing in disguise,” the Wizards rookie wrote on Twitter Sunday night. “How many ppl say they were on GOODMORNING AMERICA for 2 days in row....If you watched TV, you saw or heard about my tweet.”

Indeed, Singleton’s promise also got lots of traction on the Internet, and was mentioned on ESPN more than once. Alas, the rookie also wrote that he did not win the grand prize, although he did apparently get some sort of consolation prize.

“Appreciate all the tweets past 3-4 days lol,” he wrote. “I did win some money for the ppl wondering but not the 650 million I was hoping.”

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.
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