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'Lottery Ticket' cast tries luck at Scratchers

Aug 13, 2010, 9:00 am

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LOS ANGELES — Ice Cube ages himself to play a grandfather in the new comedy, "Lottery Ticket."

It's about a young man with a winning ticket who hits it big, and then what happens because of it.

But Cube as a grandpa? Really?

"You know, I wanted to play somebody outside the box, outside of what I've been doing for years," Ice Cube says.

Bow Wow, who plays the lead, hopes "Lottery Ticket" is his ticket to movie superstardom.

"I'm just on a roll," Bow Wow says. "I just want to be the next Will Smith. That's all I want to be."

"I'm very happy," says actress Leslie Jones. "This is my very first movie premiere and I'm excited. This is Hollywood."

Co-star Brandon T. Jackson was thrilled to see Diddy "in the house," but Diddy, who has a clothing line, had this line for me: "I'm always watching your style."

The cast then tried their luck at scratching real lottery tickets:

Actor Arlen Escarpeta picked his scratcher first.

"Mom, I won!" Escarpeta said. "You get that long-long-awaited Starbucks you wanted!"

Escarpeta was $4 richer, but he wasn't the only star who hit the jackpot. Ask Bill Bellamy's wife, Kristen.

"I won!" she said. "I don't know what I won, but I won!

Said Bill Bellamy: "Oh my God! We won $2!"

Then Jones struck gold: "I won a dollar! Oh my God! I'm rich!"

Ice Cube wasn't left behind when he picked a red hot scratcher:

"Hey, man, give me my ticket!" he said. "$3, baby! I won! I won! We going toDisneyland!"

"Lottery Ticket" hopes to be a winner at the box office when it opens next Friday.


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7 comments. Last comment 10 years ago by Angel19.
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dpoly1's avatar - driver
United States
Member #66139
October 16, 2008
1993 Posts

I have never had any luck at Scratch Off Tickets. I don't have enough money to purchase alot of them.

I am waiting for my luck to change with Mega Millions ! 1 or2 dollars a drawing ..............

I will claim it right away if I win ..... I already have "plans" and I promise not to spend like the Government !

US Flag We the people ....... Don't Tread On US !

    Tenaj's avatar - michellea
    Charlotte NC
    United States
    Member #17405
    June 18, 2005
    4070 Posts

    I just saw the previews for this movie yesterday.  It won't be released until August 20.  I like Loretta Devine.  Here's the preview.



      maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
      United States
      Member #37432
      April 14, 2006
      2747 Posts

      I need to watch this one and maybe get some inspiration. The last time I won was longer than I care to remember.

      That money's gone fo ever

        Monkey Butt, USA
        United States
        Member #54567
        August 23, 2007
        1124 Posts

        I think I'll have to pass on this movie. Don't think I'll be able to see the humor after reading stories here at LotteryPost about the antics so many lottery winners have had to deal with in real life. Not saying that this is not a funny movie to be enjoyed, just saying I know that I'll constantly be asking myself how many idiots are taking notes and trying to copy the antics depicted in this movie on real lottery winners.

        To those who go enjoy and laugh till you can't laugh no more.

          ressuccess's avatar - Lottery-043.jpg

          United States
          Member #93160
          June 23, 2010
          3141 Posts

          Wow. That was pure luck.


            United States
            Member #85335
            January 13, 2010
            143 Posts

            Saw a matinee of this.  Was funny....a little predictable, but entertaining.  i'm not spoiling anything that the previews haven't shown, but definitely anonymity is the key.

              Angel19's avatar - disney25

              United States
              Member #78431
              August 14, 2009
              1559 Posts

              I would like to see this,something humorous to take the edge off  after so many 3 out of 5 hits..lol....Hoping it will inspire me to try again for that BIG WIN..lol......the cast is already better than me with their $1 $2 and $3 wins on scratch offs..lol