These Lottery Movies Are The Closest You’ll Ever Get To A MegaMillions Jackpot
Screen Junkies - almost 6 years
Lottery-mania is sweeping the nation today, as the MegaMillions jackpot is now up to approximately $650 million, and could be even higher by day’s end. People don’t just love the lottery, but people love stories about winning the lottery because of all the inherent drama in such a windfall.
Some person or family is going to find that their life will change overnight, and not necessarily for the better, as many of these movies will attest. All of these conceits lend themselves to compelling cinema, so it’s no wonder lottery winners are WAY overrepresented in film. As are superheroes, zombies, and Katherine Heigl.
Here are a handful of lottery films that show you how shitty people can be.
This urban delight features Bow Wow (he ain’t so lil’ anymore!), Ice Cube, and probably Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer as a Friday-type film in which Bow Wow’s character, Kevin, finds he’s holding a $375 million-winning lottery ticket and tries to hold on to it over Fourth ...
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