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Still shot from the movie: The Lottery Ticket.

The Lottery Ticket

Poor and puny, Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) has never been popular. That is until he discovers he has a winning lottery ticket for $370 million. Suddenly the youth is the center of attention (both flattering and threatening) while he waits over a long weekend to claim the prize money. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 20 Aug 2010
Video Release: 16 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Violence: Frequent verbal threats, hand-to-hand altercations (including punches that knock the victim unconscious or cause bleeding), and threats with guns are portrayed throughout—often involving older teen characters. A man repeatedly threatens members of a neighborhood. A man, who appears to be involved in organized crime, threatens a young man.

Sexual Content: Older teen characters (recent high school graduates) are involved in sexual situations including a young man and woman who are about to have sex (we see her in only underwear) until he refuses. Another teen couple begins pre-sexual activity (we see bare backs and shoulders) but are interrupted when her mother comes home. The use of condoms is discussed. One young woman refuses to allow a young man to wear one and later admits she wants to have his baby. Women wear revealing outfits.

Language: A sexual expletive, another crude term for sex, crude anatomical slang, frequent scatological expletives, racial slurs, derogatory words directed at women and other mild profanities are included.

Alcohol/Drug Use: Underage characters are seen drinking. An adult woman drinks excessively to celebrate.

Other: The theme of this movie involves playing the lottery and gambling.

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