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Chris Singleton On Spending $10K On Lottery Tickets: It Was That Or Blow It In The Club

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Chris Singleton (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Singleton (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton says it was worth it to buy $10,000 worth of tickets for last week’s Mega Millions lottery, adding it was “either that or blowing it in the clubs.”

Singleton didn’t win a share of the record-breaking top prize, but he said Monday that he did win some money. He’s not sure how much because he hasn’t gone through all of his tickets yet.

Singleton raised eyebrows last week when he tweeted: “I’m about to drop 10000 on the lottery and cross my fingers.”

He maintains he actually did spend the $10,000 for the lottery that offered a $640 million prize. He says he bought the tickets at various locations because no individual outlet would have been able to print that many at once.

Singleton played 34 minutes and scored 15 points in the Wizards loss to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

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