Nationals Bullpen Advertises False Lottery Figures at Citizens Bank Park
When you look at the above photo, does anything strange jump out at you? That sounds like a little too much money, no? Yes. For whatever reason, the lottery signs above the Nationals bullpen during their game with the Phillies Tuesday night were juiced more than Barry Bonds circa 2001. I think the lottery is a massive scam and even I would consider playing if the winnings were upwards of $500 million and $700 million. Big League Stew shared the photo with us and pointed out that Nationals Enquirer believes the Nats relievers may have tinkered with the numbers out of boredom. Perhaps they were joining in on the fun of making fun of Jayson Werth.
The real Powerball prize is $25 million while Mega Millions is $70 million. My question is will this become a major problem? This has to be illegal, right? If thousands of people went out and bought a ticket and claimed they believed the winnings were $521 million and $705 million, I would think they could argue that they were duped. Then again, asking for your money back from the lottery is probably like asking Bill Belichick for an injury update.