The Top 5 Lottery Themed Movies Ever

Hollywood is known for bringing dreams and excitement to the big screen. Well, what could be more perfectly suited to this than movies about getting lucky on the lottery? takes a look at 5 of the best lottery themed movies ever.

Whatever a lottery win may bring you one thing is very clear, your life will never be the same again. All of these movies involve ordinary people whose luck (and lives) changed suddenly when they win big!

Lottery Ticket

Winning is just the beginning…

American rapper ‘Bow Wow’ plays the part of Kevin Carson a small-time unemployed hood from a bad neighbourhood. He wins $370 million on the lottery after playing the lucky numbers he finds in a fortune cookie. He urgently needs to redeem his lottery ticket before the local gangsters find him and his lucky ticket but unfortunately the lottery office is closed for 3 days over the American 4th of July holiday weekend. Will he be able to keep his ticket safe?

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It Could Happen To You

A cop, a waitress, a lottery ticket…

A police officer doesn’t have enough money to give his waitress a tip so he promises her either double the tip or half of his prospective lottery winnings the next day. As luck would have it he wins $4 million on the lottery and keeps his promise by splitting the winnings with the waitress.

Amazing as it sounds this movie was based on the true story of policeman Robert Cunningham who split his $6 million lottery win with a pizza restaurant waitress after entering into a similar agreement.

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Finder’s Fee

The numbers don’t lie…

This movie was written and directed by Survivor host Jeff Probst back in 2001 and is based on an actual event that occurred to Probst. A man finds a wallet on his way home from work. He contacts the owner but later finds out that the wallet contains a winning $6 million lottery ticket.

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Life has never been sweeter…

Young Charlie Bucket dreams of chocolate while living in poverty with his poor parents and bed-ridden grandparents. His wishes come true when he finds a ‘Golden Ticket’ in a bar of chocolate and wins a tour of the amazing Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

The movie itself was something of a lottery win for studio executives at Warner Bros grossing approximately $475 million worldwide.

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If I Had A Million

You never know when you lucky day will come…

On his death bed a wealthy tycoon decides to give all of his fortune away rather than have his relatives fight over it. He randomly chooses eight names from the telephone directory and gives each of them a million Dollar windfall. Some of the lucky recipients include a salesman in a china shop, a barroom prostitute and a US Marine.

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Posted by Rajesh.r (30/03/2014)

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