The Lottery Ticket parents guide

The Lottery Ticket

Overall C

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.

Release date August 20, 2010

Violence C+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D
Substance Use D+

Why is The Lottery Ticket rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Lottery Ticket PG-13 for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking.

Run Time: 99 minutes

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The Lottery Ticket
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Lottery Ticket rated PG-13? The Lottery Ticket is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content, language including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking.

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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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Violence.
Alberta PG Language May Offend, Violence.
Manitoba 14A Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Lottery Ticket"

Cast and Crew

The Lottery Ticket is directed by Erik White and stars Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Lottery Ticket movie is November 16, 2010. Here are some details…

The Lottery Ticket releases on Blu-ray and DVD on November 16, 2010.

Bonus extras include:

- Lottery Ticket: Custom Kicks: catch a look at hardcore sneakerheads

- Junior’s Guide to the Corner Store: VIP tour at the movie’s community hangout

- Everybody’s In: Casting for Lottery Ticket

- The Du-Rag Model: how Bill Bellamy turned the world of Du-Rags into a successful career

- Additional scenes

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