Chris Singleton says it was either $10,000 on lottery tickets or blow it in the club

As you all know, last week’s Mega Millions jackpot sent everyone into a frenzy. Professional athletes did their part to contribute a solid chunk to the record-setting pot that climbed to a whopping $656 million. Three winning tickets were sold — none of which went to Chris Singleton, Matt Kemp, Michael Huff, or any other athlete who tweeted about the thousands they dropped on the lotto. Despite that, Singleton still believes the $10,000 he spent on Mega Millions tickets was a solid investment.

“Either that or blow it in the club,” Singleton said Monday according to the Washington Post.

And that’s the type of mindset that leads to the tragic tales of professional athletes blowing through their millions of dollars faster than a kid goes through his $15 allowance in a candy store. Singleton has plenty of money to blow, so saving the $10,000 wasn’t an option. At least if you buy lottery tickets you have some chance of turning it into more money.  Poppin’ bottles in the club isn’t exactly an investment. Seems like sound reasoning to me.

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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Do his paychecks say “Redeemable only at a night club or on lottery tickets” or something? What am I missing?

  • Jason Pollock

    It’s too bad all those charities refused that ten thousand dollars he desperately tried to give them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6H4VEXM2OEE46NV5SBECYOW6CY Josh J

    He’ll just be another broke ass professional athlete when he either retires or isn’t picked up by a team because he’s too damn stupid to save. That’s the problem with pro athletes they ONLY think about the NOW and not the FUTURE. If you haven’t noticed 99.9% of pro athletes all live in atleast a 10,000 square foot home, have over 5 luxury cars (Bentley, Rolls Royce, Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini, etc). They piss money away faster than a starving person can eat a hamburger.
    I hope all these overpaid “Prima Donna’s” go bankrupt and return back to the ghetto, where most of them came from.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LQCD3FECHSKI4EOJR5ETXL2OUM rookie2001

    He must have won some $ out of 10,000 tickets but how or where do you buy and check 10,000 tickets after the dawing ?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5Y3WMLS74SFPGH6IFXPKSV5NY Jack Jack

    His money, his future and it’s already not looking to bright. He plays for the wizards for starters…