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.


Erik White


Abdul Williams (screenplay), Erik White (story) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
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)


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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Winning is just the beginning. Surviving is another story.



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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking | See all certifications »

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It had the right numbers, but not all the right ingredients...
18 November 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

While "Lottery Ticket" is a comedy movie, it wasn't all that funny. Don't get me wrong here, because the movie is still entertaining enough for what it turned out to be, but it just wasn't all that funny, and it lacked certain elements that would make it stand out from numerous other comedies in the genre.

The story in "Lottery Ticket" is about young Kevin who lives with his grandmother in a project housing. When he happens to win 370 million dollars in a lottery, things are about to change. And not everything changes for the better.

There were some good enough aspects to the movie, such as what happens to a person when winning a ridiculous amount such as 370 million dollars, and what happens to the people and everything and everyone in the nearby vicinity when finding out about such a winning. But it was just all hindered by the predictability of the movie.

"Lottery Ticket" is a very predictable movie. You know what will happen a long time before it does happen on the screen, and that predictability was a cumbersome anchor around the movie, slowing it down.

The acting in the movie was quite alright, and they had some good names to the cast list; which included Loretta Devine, Terry Crews, Keith David. I will also says that both Shad Moss and Brandon T. Jackson were actually doing quite alright in carrying the movie.

If you enjoy comedies, then there are far better and more amusing choices available in the comedy genre. "Lottery Ticket" is the type of movie that you will most likely watch once, then never return to it again, as it just doesn't have contents to support multiple viewings.

My rating of "Lottery Ticket" is a slightly less than mediocre four out of ten stars.

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Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,652,297, 22 August 2010

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