Ravens QB Joe Flacco uses huge new contract to buy Mega Millions tickets

Saturday December 21st, 2013

Joe Flacco For Flacco, $100 million is nice, but $600 million is better. Hard to disagree (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

If you ask Joe Flacco, $100 million isn't cool. You know what's cool? Two-thirds of a billion is cool.

When you found out Flacco was given a $120 million contract, one of your first questions (after "Wait, Joe Flacco is getting a hundred mil?")  was probably, "So, what do you do with $120 million?"

Well, if you're Flacco, apparently the answer is "go to your local 7-11 and buy lottery tickets."

Flacco, like millions of other Americans, was trying to win a the Mega millions prize worth $648 million.

“It’s a lot of money, man,” Flacco told BaltimoreRavens.com. “Since I’ve been 18 years old, I’ve always played the lottery when it gets up to a couple $100 million. It’s just for fun.”

Just for fun huh...you mean like how you play a sport for a living? That kind of just for fun? This is why we can't have nice things Joe. This is a bad look for athletes everywhere.

You want to spend your money on cars you don't drive or houses with 40 rooms when you live alone, that's fine. But lottery tickets?

Wake up Joe, you already hit the lottery. You went to Delaware, joined a team built on an elite defense, got hot for a month in January and parlayed that into a $120 million contract to play a kid's game.

That's it. That's all the luck you get. Let the regular Joe wearing a Ray Rice jersey (because c'mon -- who has a Flacco jersey? Be serious). You owe karma a favor or six anyway.

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