Many people have different feelings about playing the lottery. To some people it’s just a waste of time and money. Yet to others, it’s the most exciting part of their day. From the 7-11 across the street to the bodega across the country, every urban dweller knows one simple fact: from 4 o’clock to about 6, depending on your location, stay out of the store unless you’re fond of long lines. That’s the bewitching hour, so to speak, for the lottery ticket bum rush.
With “Lottery Ticket” director Erik White and co-star/executive producer Ice Cube have tapped into that “strike it big” angst that takes hold in the ‘hood, especially when the jackpot gets really big! The film stars rapper-actor Bow Wow as Kevin Carson, a young man living in the projects who wins $370 million in a national lottery.