Lottery Ticket (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy
Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he’s holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million.
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Lottery Ticket is an interesting film, which however did not live up to certain expectation for its film audience.
The main characters are somewhat relatable; Wacky Friend in Benny, Wise Female Friend in Stacie and God fearing Grandmother in Mrs Carson. However, the main character Kevin Carson played by Bow Wow, was not the right casting in my opinion. He lacks some acting experience, and although on the surface delivers good laugh and portrays our hero effective, he lacks enough depth to play the key emotions change of the character.
The movie does deliver many good laughs though, but does portray a horrible stereotype of the black community living in the projects – which is to the distaste of many audience members.
Overall, the film is a mini Tyler Perry film however, falls short by quite a lot. Nonetheless, it is a good watch for a good laugh of stereotypes and at times poor acting.
Notable acting mentions go to: Naturi Naughton, Ice Cube, Teairra Mari, Loretta Devine & Gbenga AkinnagbeDirected by Erik White. With Shad Moss, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine. Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he’s holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million.
Lottery ticket scenes
With both American lotto games, the Powerball and the Mega Millions constantly soaring to record jackpot heights, you might be wondering what makes these incredibly life-changing lotto games tick. Let’s take a look at what happens behind the scenes at the Powerball lottery.
The allure of the Powerball lottery
There’s no denying that fact that big Powerball jackpots grab the attention of lottery enthusiasts all over the world. This week we once again saw this amazing lotto game soar to a massive $768 million which caused long lines across the nation at local mini-marts and gas stations. Thankfully, this is not the case if you buy Powerball lottery tickets online.
Online Powerball lottery players joined in the lottery jackpot action and everyone had one thing in common – champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
Behind the scenes at the Powerball lottery
For those who have not yet researched this incredible game, we can tell you that a lot goes into the Powerball lottery.
For starters, there’s 24-hour surveillance, audits, and secured vaults, which are just some of the tools and procedures needed to choose and announce winning Powerball numbers.
A sworn law enforcement officer serves as a draw manager and an auditor attends every single drawing.
The equipment is stored in a secure vault and is monitored by officers and video surveillance at all times. Cameras monitor every angle of the Powerball studio, spying on workers as they ready the machines for the big moment. Lottery officials in several states also watch those feeds in real time to monitor the proceedings.
In order to enter the vault where the balls and halogens are kept, three people, each with their own access keys, must enter in unison.
The Powerball lotto draw machines
The machines also go through tests to ensure they work properly and that ball sets have not been tampered with. The balls are stored in black cases and are loaded into a machine before a drawing.
These balls are made of rubber and can only be touched with gloves to protect them from dirt and grime. The only time that visitors are allowed to handle the lotto balls are once they have been retired from the lottery. These balls may have once been part of winning combinations that made countless ticket holders millionaires before they retired.
The Powerball lottery has multiple draw machines called halogens and ball sets that are picked at random before the drawing. No one knows which one’s will be used until 90 minutes before the scheduled drawing when they are taken to the studio.
The Powerball draw
The draw takes place in front of a green screen with the balls first placed in numerical order.
From there, the machine is completely automated to choose the winning numbers.
Powerball lottery fever
Anyone could be six numbers away from winning the Powerball jackpot. This week’s Powerball once again gave lottery players a chance to win a huge jackpot.
One Powerball lottery player said, “Any one of these tickets could potentially see me become insanely rich.”
Another hopeful winner said, “Obviously you want to give yourself a chance, maybe multiple chances depending on how many tickets you buy.”
The biggest Powerball jackpot
The biggest jackpot in history was the $1.58 billion Powerball and the second biggest ever won happened this Wednesday, with a single ticket winning the whole $768 million jackpot.
According to the Powerball lottery, a staggering 90% of winners bought a Quickpick. This doesn’t at all mean that you shouldn’t play your lucky numbers which could be based on special days, what it does mean though, is that you should try and buy a Powerball Quickpick to boost your chances of winning.With both American lotto games, the Powerball and the Mega Millions constantly soaring to record jackpot heights, you might be wondering what makes these incredibly life-changing lotto games tick. Let’s take a look at what happens behind the scenes at the Powerball lottery. ]]>