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Lottery Ticket -- When Kevin Carson wins $370 million, he's got to keep a lid on his good fortune and survive the next 3 days until the lottery claim office opens after the long 4th of July weekend.
Lottery Ticket -- The story of 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 $350 million.
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Lottery Ticket -- Interview: "Ice Cube On His Character, Mr. Washington"


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Winning is just the beginning. Surviving is another story.
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. | Add synopsis »
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Shad Moss ... Kevin Carson (as Bow Wow)

Brandon T. Jackson ... Benny

Naturi Naughton ... Stacie

Loretta Devine ... Grandma

Ice Cube ... Mr. Washington

Keith David ... Sweet Tee

Terry Crews ... Jimmy the Driver

Mike Epps ... Reverend Taylor

Charlie Murphy ... Semaj

Bill Bellamy ... Giovanni

Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Lorenzo

Chris Williams ... Doug
Vince Green ... Malik

Leslie Jones ... Tasha
Malieek Straughter ... Deangelo (as Malieek W. Straughter)

Jason Weaver ... Ray-Ray

Teairra Mari ... Nikki Swayze

Faheem Najm ... Junior

Stacie Davis ... Reporter

Andre Mayon ... Officer Ross (as Andre' Mayon)
D.J. 'Bishop' Rogers ... Customer
Brittany Eady ... Attractive Lady
Timfreit Drane ... Angry Man (as Timfreit D'Rane)

Mike Pniewski ... Carl
Sky Cameron ... Little Girl
Eric J. Little ... Random Neighbor

Taneka Johnson ... Random Neighbor #2

Tonea Stewart ... Random Neighbor #3

Irone Singleton ... Random Neighbor #4

Darryl D. Moore ... Random Neighbor #5

Danielle Lewis ... Crowd Member (voice)
Shantis Thompson ... Female (voice)
Maria Duarte ... Bonnie Berry

Miko DeFoor ... Janitor
Bobby L. Graham Sr. ... Brother Conner

L. Stephanie Ray ... Rev. Taylor Ex-Wife
Lance Toland ... Helicopter Pilot
Patricia L. Bostick ... Singer
Marlon Gandy ... Singer
Bobby Lee Graham Jr. ... Singer
Nanella O. Graham ... Singer
Daniel Theodore Harris ... Singer
Gloria O. Henderson ... Singer
Nanella Henderson-Lynch ... Singer
Edward R. Lynch ... Singer
Valerie D. McBride ... Singer
Gloria Graham Potter ... Singer
Jean Vincent Ricks ... Singer
Dorothy Geer Sims ... Singer
Barry Taylor ... Singer
Synthia M. Willis ... Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nilsa Castro ... Mall Patron (uncredited)
John Collier ... Mall Patron (uncredited)
Willie D. Davis IV ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)

Gilbert Galon ... Patron (uncredited)
Curtis Gammage ... Store Patron (uncredited)
Jazlyn M. Green ... Random Neighbor (uncredited)
Zoë Grace Hargrove ... Little Girl #2 (uncredited)

TJ Hassan ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Marki Henderson ... Deacon (uncredited)
Barry Hopkins ... Man on Bus (uncredited)
Alphonse A. Lambert Jr. ... Block Party Resident (uncredited)
Deidre D. Mosely ... Neighbor (uncredited)

Amanda Rosario ... Nosy Neighbor (uncredited)
Gregory Marshall Smith ... Brother Baker / Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jayson Warner Smith ... Maitre d' (uncredited)

Ron Clinton Smith ... Officer Ark (uncredited)

Matthew Smock ... Teen on Bus (uncredited)
Lil Twist ... Kid (uncredited)
April Tyler ... Store Patron (uncredited)
Joe Walsh ... Lottery Official (uncredited)

Josh Warren ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Directed by
Erik White 
Writing credits
Abdul Williams (screenplay)

Erik White (story) &
Abdul Williams (story)

Produced by
Matt Alvarez .... producer
Timothy M. Bourne .... executive producer
Mark Burg .... producer
Yolanda T. Cochran .... co-producer
H.H. Cooper .... co-producer
Ice Cube .... executive producer
Jesse Israel .... co-producer
Broderick Johnson .... producer
Brad Kaplan .... co-producer
Andrew A. Kosove .... producer
Oren Koules .... producer
Carl Rogers .... co-producer
Steven P. Wegner .... executive producer
Andrew Wilson .... co-producer
Original Music by
Teddy Castellucci 
Cinematography by
Patrick Cady (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harvey Rosenstock 
Casting by
Kim Coleman  (as Kim Taylor-Coleman)
Production Design by
Roshelle Berliner 
Art Direction by
Matteo De Cosmo 
Set Decoration by
James Edward Ferrell Jr. 
Costume Design by
Sandra Hernandez 
Makeup Department
Leslie Brown .... hair stylist
Debra Denson .... makeup department head
Roxanne Ferguson .... key hair stylist (as H. Roxanne Ferguson)
Ebony Star Parson .... makeup artist
Yolanda Sheridan .... key makeup artist
Roddy Stayton .... hair department head
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director
Dale M. Nielsen .... second assistant director
Shanalyna C. Palmer .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Christopher Amerson .... prop assistant
Aaron Barnes .... set dresser
Kip Bartlett .... on-set dresser
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... property master
Sarah Carter .... set decoration buyer
Amy Dholakia .... graphic artist (as Amy S. Dholakia)
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist
Doug Fick .... set designer
Carol Francoso .... on-set painter
Shawn M. Gray .... assistant property master
Alba Leone .... leadperson
Walt Mikolwski .... construction coordinator
Blake Myers .... set dresser
Sheila Nash .... graphic designer
Susan Neal .... set dresser
Nick Nelson .... scenic artist
Katrina Rice .... props
Christopher Scheetz .... construction gangboss
Ann Stacy .... lead scenic
Cedar Valentine .... art department coordinator (as E. Cedar McClure)
Sound Department
Michael Babcock .... sound re-recording mixer
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Michael P. Clark .... sound utility
Melissa A. Corns .... sound effects editor
Monett Holderer .... foley artist
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Colt Logan .... boom operator: day-player
Whit Norris .... production sound mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Aynee Osborn .... dialogue editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
Kevin J. Summers .... boom operator
Todd Weaver .... pro tools playback mixer (as Christopher Todd Weaver)
Special Effects by
Scanlan Backus .... special effects technician
David Fletcher .... special effects coordinator
Thomas Kittle .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Thomas Kuo .... digital film scanner
Sean Rowe .... digital film scanner
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist
Joy Tiernan .... digital compositor: 20twenty VFX
Scott Dale .... utility stunts
Troy Faruk .... stunt double: Ice Cube
Marquita Goings .... stunts
Paul Brian Johnson .... stunt double
Tim McAdams .... stunt double: Benny
David Andrew Nash .... stunt performer
Derrick Simmons .... stunt double: Gbenga Akinnagbe
Gus Williams .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Acox .... company grip (as Robert H Acox)
Lee Blasingame .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kelly R. Borisy .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Hugh Braselton .... second assistant camera
Matthew Brookman .... dimmer operator
Marc Casey .... film loader
Marc Dobiecki .... camera operator: second unit
Jos'h Hancher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Vanessa Laraine Jackson .... video assist assistant: second unit
Chris Jones .... camera operator: "b" camera
Chris Jones .... steadicam operator
Mike Laird .... electrician
Charles Laughon .... video playback operator
Lane Leagans .... company grip
David Lee .... still photographer
Tully McCulloch .... rigging gaffer
Jim McKinney .... director of photography: second unit
Keith Moore .... rigging grip: day player
Ray Myers .... lighting technician
Glenn Ortman .... rigging electrician
Cristiano Palermi .... lighting technician
Meiklejohn Pate .... grip
Jason Petty .... rigging electric best boy
Kelly Price .... company grip
Matt Robinson .... electrician
Cait Rockwell .... camera intern
David Shakibanasab .... rigging electrician
Greg Still .... lighting technician
Tommy Ray Sullivan .... gaffer
Cris Toebben .... Genny operator
Casting Department
Mark Fincannon .... location casting
Patrick Ingram .... extras casting director
John McAlary .... casting associate
Nathan Wright .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sylvia Akuchie .... set costumer
Aliyah I. Baynes .... wardrobe intern
Shavon Christina Gihan .... costumer
Rhonney Greene .... key costumer
Lonnie McQuarters .... costume shopper
Kendra L. Patterson .... additional costumer
Heather Sease .... additional costumer
Rebecca Napier White .... additional set costumer
Sally Wilkerson .... set costumer
Eulyn Womble .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Travis Flynn .... di colorist assist
Jordan Fox .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Mo Henry .... negative manager
Dave Hussey .... digital intermediate colorist
Andy Kaplan .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Landon .... digital intermediate editor
Jeffrey Leiser .... colorist assistant
Peter Mergus .... first assistant editor
Richie Roefaro .... editorial assistant: Technicolor
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
The Co-Stars .... composer: additional music
Vito A. Colapietro II .... composer: additional music
Allison Cummings .... music legal and clearance
Mark Curry .... music scoring mixer
Neely Dinkins Jr. .... cues composer
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David Sabee .... music contractor
Curt Sobel .... music editor
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Transportation Department
William W. Brown III .... driver
Ty Church .... transportation coordinator
Dan J. Latham II .... driver
Jeffrey L. McLaughlin .... driver: honeywagon
Greg Stancil .... picture car captain
David Carlton White .... transportation captain
Other crew
Samuel Adler .... production assistant
Grace Baine .... production staff
Marvin Baldwin Jr. .... stand-in
Stephanie Beman .... key craft service
Eddie Billue .... key set medic
Micaela Brown .... assistant: Ms. Cochran
David Champion .... additional production assistant
Chad Clark .... post production accountant
Oliver Miles David .... location assistant
Derron Delaney .... medic
Lea Enslin .... second assistant accountant
Allison Ewart .... staff production coordinator
LaTisha Fletcher .... stand-in
Richard Franceschini .... production resources executive
Molly Franken .... assistant production coordinator
Rob Frohling .... assistant: Mr. Alvarez
Erin G. Fuller .... assistant location manager (as Erin G. Fisher)
Nick Grimm .... assistant: Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Marki Henderson .... stand-in
Heath Howard .... production coordinator
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Johanna Klingenberger .... first assistant accountant
Jessie Sasser Kloos .... production assistant (as Jessie Daniel)
Nancy Leiviska .... assistant: Ice Cube
Sara Lohman .... assistant: Mr. Wegner
Andre Mayon .... assistant: Mr. White (as Andre' Mayon)
Gian Mitchell .... assistant: Mr. Kaplan
Carlos Moreno Jr. .... adr voice
Joe O'Shea .... set medic
Sommer Oliver .... production secretary
Angel Oquendo .... voice-over artist
Jason Payne .... assistant craft service
Christina Pitassi .... payroll accountant
John Pleasant .... stand-in
Joshua Ponder .... security: Bow Wow
Braheeim Roberts .... set production assistant
Patrick Rofoli .... assistant: Mr. Bourne
Kim Ronstadt .... post production accountant
Peter W. Root .... location assistant
T. Justin Ross .... assistant: Mr. Wilson (as Justin Ross)
John Russel .... assistant: Mr. Alvarez
Erick Salomon .... assistant: Mr. Burg & Mr. Koules
Ryan Schaetzle .... location manager
Gene Michael Smith .... background set production assistant
Michael C. Smith .... police coordinator (as Mike Smith)
Kyle Smithers .... key set production assistant
Sasha Spencer .... assistant to director
Carol Tresan .... animal trainer
Greg Tresan .... animal trainer
Zambak Tukan .... assistant: Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
Beau Turpin .... office production assistant
Jaren Vine .... production controller
Anne Wilson .... production accountant
Anthony Wilson .... assistant: Bow Wow
Larry Gilbert .... police security (uncredited)
M.V. Oliphant .... stand-in: Mr. Washington (uncredited)
Clark Bradshaw .... special thanks
Harvey White .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking
USA:99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:12 | Malaysia:PG-13 | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46073)
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A "Pick 4" sized comedy, 26 November 2010
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Lottery Ticket is much a film with two likable lead characters, but it has such a weak and predictable plot you wonder why you even care about the events in it. I admit that when I saw the trailer I was very interested in seeing it because it looked like F Gary Gray's fantastic urban Comedy called Friday and it's sequels. Hell, it even has Ice Cube that was in everyone of those film. It's a buddy film, an urban film, and a plot that's not the worst. I dig all three of those things.

Bow Wow is a decent actor, but his music is less than impressive. After being less than impressed with his album New Jack City Part 2, I wasn't racing to see/hear anything Bow Wow for quite a while. Then this film comes along to grab me, shake me, and say "Hey! This is a film that is in the spirit of Friday! See it, Steve!" And I obeyed. Bow Wow does a fair job at acting, but I'd rather watch him than have him rap with music in the background. Lets just say, he's a tame Chris Tucker.

The plot surfaces around High School graduate Kevin (Bow Wow) who works at a Foot Locker and desperately wants to own his own shoe design business. Living in an urban neighborhood, he doesn't have the cash to send himself to Design School and his Jesus freak of a grandmother wants him to grow up and "live in the real world".

After a run in with the town bully and after disastrous results as, Kevin is sent to buy a lottery ticket for his grandmother where we get the best part of the movie - T-Pain. T-Pain's music is better than Bow Wow's, but not perfect. Only this time it was the opposite. I didn't like Bow Wow's music, but I still watched the film. I didn't like T-Pain's music in Freaknik: The Musical, but still saw his film. Where's the sign that "Entering Paradox"?

You can guess the rest; he plays the numbers his grandma wants, then takes a fortune cookie message's lucky numbers and plays them. He winds up winning the jackpot of $370,000,000, and the only trouble he faces now is keeping possession of the ticket over the Fourth of July weekend without it slipping into the wrong hands. Kevin then gets a look at what money does to people, and talks to people that he may have never walked past if he didn't have a $370 million ticket to his name.

Lottery Ticket has it's heart in the right place, but it lacks greatly in trying to unique. The plot is surely decent, but isn't utilized in a fresh, new way. Then again what movie is? It reminds me much of a film I reviewed earlier this year called The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. You know the company isn't going to lose out on everything. Even if the chips are down, so how, some unrealistic miracle comes around to save everyone. Lottery Ticket doesn't hit the jackpot, but it deserves a "free ticket".

Starring: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Terry Crews, Ice Cube, and Gbenga Akinnagbe. Directed by: Erik White.

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