Say what you want about Joe Flacco, but the Ravens’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback is no dummy. He would probably much rather collect lottery winnings than get body-slammed by defensive linemen for the next five years.
That may be why Flacco bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Owings Mills, Md. last Friday when the jackpot reached $425 million. Flacco even let the other dude in this picture go ahead of him in line and everything. He’s a pretty nice guy.
You’ll recall that no one won the Mega Millions prize, and the value soared to $648 million on Tuesday. Lottery officials said two winning tickets matched all the numbers drawn.
People might want to criticize Flacco, who is in the first year of a six-year, $120.6 million contract, for playing the lottery when he has kind of already won it.
Whatever. If those critics say they wouldn’t make like Scrooge McDuck and peace out on the NFL after banking $425 million, they are crazy.