While many lottery players have aspirations of a new car, house and perhaps a boat, one of the Mega Millions hopefuls wanted to win to get his friend back.
With the jackpot in the billions, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster bought over a hundred lotto tickets to attempt to win money to end his teammate Le’Veon Bell’s holdout. The money would theoretically fill the need of the massive contract the running back’s been seeking.
JuJu Smith-Schuster bought 100-plus Mega Millions tickets this week. As his interview concluded, he said, “I tried to win it so we could get Le’Veon back. It didn’t work.”
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 24, 2018
Unfortunately for JuJu and Steelers fans, his plan failed.
Bell has not reported this season and despite talks of returning during the team’s bye week, he’s still not done so.
The Steelers have gone 3-2-1 in his absence with James Connor in his place.