Bow Wow wins $370 million in "Lottery Ticket," and there's havoc in the hood as he's beset by gold-diggers, gangsters, and an overeager entourage.
Will he lose his soul? There's little danger of that in "Ticket," a low-budget comedy that's genial, morally sound and wholesome in the "Barbershop" mode, and that features Ice Cube as a mysterious neighborhood figure who gives the lotto winner useful advice.
The money and the counseling couldn't come at a better time for an overwhelmed Kevin (Bow Wow), who loses his job at Foot Locker when a thug named Lorenzo (Gbenga Akinnagbe) tries to extort free sneakers. Lorenzo gets busted and vows revenge, and when Kevin purchases a winning lottery ticket, Lorenzo decides he wants the ticket, too.