Chris Singleton says he’ll buy $10,000 worth of Mega Millions tickets

I’m about to drop 10000 on the lottery and cross my fingers #halfwaytoabillionaireifiwin

— Chris Singleton (@C_SING31) March 28, 2012

Maybe you’ve heard, but the Mega Millions lottery jackpot prize thingee is at a record $500 million. Apparently, that entices some people who ordinarily would not throw their money away on an infinitesimal chance to get rich to suddenly throw their money away on an infinitesimal chance to get rich.

And apparently, one of those people is Wizards rookie Chris Singleton, who wrote on Twitter Wednesday night that he was about to spend $10,000 on Mega Millions tickets. He did not appear to be joking.

“You guys are already rich,” one follower pointed out.

“If I get richer, I will change the world for the better,” Singleton responded.

“I hope your kidding.. Your odds from buying 1 to 10,000 is insignificant,” someone else argued.

“Well if I get more than 10000 back then it was a smart investment.,” Singleton countered. “Whatever happens I'm dedicated to making more money.”

“And to him, that’s probably like $100,” a sympathetic fan noted.

“Its an investment guys,” Singleton wrote.

UPDATE: He didn’t win.

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

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