Wizards Singleton says spending $10,000 on lottery tickets worth it

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Wizards rookie Chris Singleton will make just shy of $1.5 million this season, the first year of his rookie contract that could pay him $7 million over the life of this contract alone.

But that’s not $640 million, which was the payout for last weekend’s Mega Millions lottery that you didn’t win either.

So Singleton went out and spent $10,000 on tickets, he tweeted then confirmed by the Associated Press (hat tip to CSNWashington). The best part is why.

Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton says it was worth it to buy $10,000 worth of tickets for last week’s Mega Millions lottery, adding it was “either that or blowing it in the clubs.”

Well, at least in the club you would have gotten a few drinks out of that.

I’m not going to go into the math of the lottery odds (you are 50 times more likely to get struck by lightning), or how if he just takes care of the money he has in this contract he and his family are set for life. It’s his life, his money, he’s an adult and can do what he wants.

But next time, give me the $10,000 and I’ll give you a generous 10 percent of your money back as “winnings.” And we’ll call it even.