Lottery Ticket (2010 film)

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Lottery Ticket
Lottery ticket poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Erik White
Produced by
Screenplay by Abdul Williams
Story by Erik White
Abdul Williams
Music by Teddy Castellucci
Cinematography Patrick Cady
Edited by Harvey Rosenstock
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17 million[1]
Box office $24,719,879[2]

Lottery Ticket is a 2010 comedy film directed by Erik White and starring Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Keith David, Charlie Murphy, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Loretta Devine and Ice Cube in lead roles. The storyline is based on the life of Kevin Carson who wins the $370 million lottery, and soon realizes that people from the city are not his real friends, but are after his money. The film released on August 20, 2010.


The film follows Kevin Carson (Bow Wow), a young man living in the projects with his grandmother (Loretta Devine). Kevin dreams of one day designing his own sneaker line, but currently works at Foot Locker. His dreams are supported by two of his best friends: Benny (Brandon T. Jackson) and Stacey (Naturi Naughton). He comes across Lorenzo (Gbenga Akinnagbe), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, everyone in his neighborhood is trying to win the Mondo Million Dollar Lottery of $370 million. Lorenzo demands that Kevin gives him and his three friends three sets of sneakers each. When Lorenzo shows up to Kevin's job, and grabs the shoes, the alarms go off and the police arrive. Kevin attempts to explain to the police that he did not intend to give the shoes to Lorenzo, so he is arrested. Kevin loses his job.

On his way home, he buys a Mondo Millionaire Lottery ticket at a gas station, playing his grandmother's and his lucky numbers. He meets Benny, who tells him that the whole neighborhood heard that Kevin "snitched" on Lorenzo, and is even called one by their friends. Defeated, Kevin goes home and quickly falls asleep. Later, the numbers of the lottery are announced. Grandma's ticket doesn't win, but Kevin finds out that his own ticket has won him $370 million. However, when he and Benny head to the claims office, they are told that they must wait three days for the office to reopen, due to the Fourth of July weekend. News of Kevin's winning ticket spreads, and the entire neighborhood swarms him and his home, begging for a cut of the money. Nikki Swayze (Teairra Marí) who previously rejected Kevin, suddenly develops an interest in him. This angers Stacey, who tells Kevin that Nikki is only after his money, but Kevin does not believe it. Kevin and Benny meet a loan shark, Sweet Tee, who gives Kevin $100,000 to go out and have fun. After her date with Kevin, Nikki tries to make Kevin get her pregnant, but Kevin does not want a baby and refuses to impregnate her. Nikki then reveals to Kevin that she only wanted the money.

Kevin and Benny have an argument about the ticket which leads to them not speaking to each other. He goes to Stacey's house, and she tells Kevin that she thinks he was wrong about the entire situation. He also tells her that she is the girl for him, which leads to her getting angry and telling him to get out. He kisses her and she responds accordingly, but they are interrupted by the arrival of her mother. As Kevin leaves her house, Lorenzo knocks him unconscious and takes his $5,000 sneakers and his ticket. He wakes up in the apartment of Mr. Washington (Ice Cube), who talks with him. Kevin also takes time to reconcile with Benny. In the end, the neighborhood has a block party. Kevin faces off against Lorenzo. On the verge of defeat, Kevin is saved by Mr. Washington, who comes and knocks Lorenzo unconscious.

Months later, Kevin, Benny and Stacey board Kevin's new helicopter and fly off to work at Kevin's sneaker company.



The film received generally mixed to negative response worldwide, garnering a 34% rating out of 79 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes,[3] with the critical consensus reading: "There's a worthwhile message at the heart of Lottery Ticket, but it's buried under stale humor, tired stereotypes, and obvious clichés." On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 50 out of 100, on 24 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".


The following is a track listing of songs for the film, Lottery Ticket. Songs marked with an '*' are just songs that can be briefly heard in the film.

Songs featured in the film[edit]

  1. "Workin' Man Blues" - Aceyalone (featuring Bionik)
  2. "Look At Me Now" - King Juju
  3. "Lord Rescue Me" - Jason Eskridge
  4. "If You're Really Hood" - the Handlebars
  5. "What You Talkin About" - Classic
  6. "How Low" - Ludacris
  7. "I Make the Hood Look Good" - T-Drop
  8. "Tim & Bob Groove 1" - Tim & Bob
  9. "We Like to Party" - Ben and Family
  10. "Mysterious Love" - Lamar J and Deshawn Williams (of Take 2)
  11. "I Be Doin It" - Classic
  12. "Outta Control" - Envy
  13. "Gangsta Party" - Classic
  14. "Southside" - Johnny Ringo
  15. "I Can Transform Ya"*- Chris Brown
  16. "Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong
  17. "Hallelujah (disambiguation)[disambiguation needed]"*
  18. "All Your Bass" - T-Pain
  19. "Tim & Bob Groove 2" - Tim & Bob
  20. "Deez Hips" - Dem Naughty Boyz
  21. "Oh Happy Day" - Edwin Hawkins Singers
  22. "Whoa Now" - B Rich
  23. "Million Bucks" - Maino (featuring Swizz Beatz)
  24. "Tim & Bob Groove 3" - Tim & Bob
  25. "I Invented Sex" - Trey Songz (featuring Drake)
  26. "Standing in the Rain" - Al Green
  27. "Come By Here My Lord" - Tick Ticker
  28. "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys (featuring Drake)
  29. "Let My People Go" - Darondo
  30. "Take Your Shirt Off" - T-Pain
  31. "Here to Party" - Classic
  32. "For My Hood" - Bow Wow (featuring Sean Kingston)


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