Chris Singleton wasn’t one of the big winners for the $640 million prize in last week’s Mega Millions lottery, but he was certain his purchase of $10,000 worth of tickets did yield some return. Singleton said he planned on taking the tickets, which he purchased at various locations in the area, back for redemption to see how much money he actually won.
The Wizards rookie, who will earn $1.485 million this season, wrote last week on his Twitter account that he was going to take a shot at the jackpot: “I’m about to drop 10000 on the lottery and cross my fingers #halfwaytoabillionaireifiwin”
He later explained to his Twitter followers that he was making an “investment” and added, “If I get richer, I will change the world for the better.”
When asked about the purchase on Monday, Singleton said he had to buy tickets at different locations because they weren’t allowed to print his requested demand at once. He added that he felt he made a wise investment, even though he didn’t win. “Either that or blow it in the club,” Singleton said.