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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Erik White

Writers:

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

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Cast

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)
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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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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Actor Irone Singleton ,who later became famous for portraying "T-Dog" on the Walking Dead's first three seasons, has a brief cameo in this film See more »

Quotes

Mr. Washington: Read him a bedtime story!
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Connections

Featured in ES.TV HD: Episode dated 29 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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All Your Bass
Written and Performed by T-Pain (as T-Pain)
Courtesy of Jive Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
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Don't waste your time
3 January 2011 | by riva-910-797068See all my reviews

One thing comes to mind after watching this movie. Redbox! If you must see this movie, please don't spend $10 and 2 hours on this. Wait for the DVD release.

While I am happy that some folks are working and got a check for making this movie, this story is not worth full price. This is a story of what would happen if a young guy won the lottery in the ghetto. Word gets out about Kevin's (Bow Wow) winning, but because it is the 4th of July weekend he can't redeem the ticket until after the long weekend. So he has to try to hold on to the ticket and dodge gold-digging girls, thugs and drug dealers.

The storyline was predictable and the premise is weak. I guess I am supposed to care how a young man from the projects would spend his winnings, but I don't. There are some serious after school special undertones here. The writers are trying to tug the heart strings and the conscious. The heartstrings by highlighting the good girl/bad girl ideology will Kevin choose the good girl Stacie or the hot gold digger. Attempting to make the audience think, does money really solve all your problems? As was said earlier…don't care.

There are a lot of the stereotypical 'hood characters; the bible thumping grandmother, the local gangster, the hot hood rat, the good girl, the loyal best friend and the wise old person. None of the characters were interesting. If you miss The Lottery Ticket, you won't miss much.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lottery Ticket See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,652,297, 22 August 2010

Gross USA:

$24,719,879

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,719,879
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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