Lottery Ticket


Lottery Ticket

Critics Consensus

There's a worthwhile message at the heart of Lottery Ticket, but it's buried under stale humor, tired stereotypes, and obvious clichés.



Total Count: 81


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A kid from the projects scores the jackpot in the lottery and fights to protect his ticket over the course of a treacherous holiday weekend in this all-star comedy featuring Ice Cube, Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, and Loretta Devine. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) purchases a pair of lottery tickets and settles down in front of the television to catch the winning numbers. When Kevin realizes he's just won 370 million dollars, he knows his neighbors will all come knocking the moment word of his massive windfall gets out. And he's right, too; before long, the local thugs are looking to take the ticket by force, and the sexiest girls in the neighborhood are begging to bear his children. Unfortunately for Kevin and his grandma, the lottery-claims office doesn't open until Monday, and over the next 72 hours there are more than a million ways the winning ticket could fall into the wrong hands.

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Bow Wow
as Kevin Carson
Ice Cube
as Mr. Washington
Keith David
as Sweet Tee
Terry Crews
as Jimmy the Driver
Mike Epps
as Reverend Taylor
Bill Bellamy
as Giovanni
Jason Weaver
as Ray-Ray
Teairra Mari
as Nikki Swayze
Fahim Najm
as Junior
as Junior
Stacie Davis
as Reporter
Andre Mayon
as Officer Ross
Brittany Eady
as Attractive Lady
Timfreit D'Rane
as Angry Man
Sky Cameron
as Little Girl
Eric J. Little
as Random Neighbor
Taneka Johnson
as Random Neighbor #2
Tonea Stewart
as Random Neighbor #3
IronE Singleton
as Random Neighbor #4
Darryl D. Moore
as Random Neighbor #5
Danielle Lewis
as Voice in the Crowd
Shantis Thompson
as Female Voice
Maria Duarte
as Bonnie Berry
Miko Defoor
as Janitor
Bobby L. Graham, Sr.
as Brother Conner
L. Stephanie Ray
as Rev. Taylor's Ex-Wife
Lance Toland
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Lottery Ticket

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Audience Reviews for Lottery Ticket

  • Dec 02, 2011
    Lottery Ticket tries to be funny, but ends up failing.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2011
    "Money don't change changes the people around you." Lottery Ticket stars Bow Wow as Kevin Carson, an eighteen-year-old high school graduate who lives in the hood and works at Foot Locker, but dreams of becoming a shoe designer. Things become complicated when he wins a lottery jackpot of $370 million. In spite of trying to keep his good fortune a secret, soon the neighborhood flocks to his home seeking a piece of the pie. People who had previously ignored him now shower him with attention. But for Kevin the real trick will be making it through the Fourth of July holiday weekend when he can go to the Lottery office and turn in his ticket that could potentially change his and his grandma's life forever. All he has to do now is avoid a thug out for his blood, figure out who his real friends are, and make nice with the local kingpin.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2011
    Very predictable, and pretty generic. But the movie has a few very funny one-liners, and a pretty good performance by Bow Wow. Not the best out there, but I've seen comedies that are a lot worse than this for sure.
    Everett J Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2010
    A very unfunny and boring movie. It was an interesting concept but a bad execution. I only laughed 3 times the whole movie. D
    Richard C Super Reviewer

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