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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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

A scene in this film depicts a man who interrupts a neighborhood barbeque and begins a serious altercation with young man while attempting to steal from him. The crowd simply watches. How do you think your neighbors would react in a similar scenario? How do we know when we should intervene in these types of situations? What dangers might be involved?

Two older teens discuss using a condom prior to beginning sexual activity. It is implied that preventing pregnancy is the main reason for using a condom. Are there other reasons? What are other concerns with impulsive sexual activity aside from pregnancy? Can a condom protect you from every consequence involved with this decision?

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