It’s not like Gilbert Arenas really needed the money, but $300K is still $300K.
Over the weekend, the former Washington Wizards superstar took to Instagram to reveal the story behind how he won $300,000 playing the Powerball. He posted a picture of a homeless man and started off with him rushing out of the house to play his lottery numbers at his favorite gas station before it closed.
Unfortunately, he realized that he did not have enough gas in his car, but only had $10 on him after leaving his wallet at the house.
Arenas stopped at a gas station on the way, only to be approached by a homeless man who asked Arenas for money. He told the man he only had $10 on him but could give him $5 and use the rest for gas. The homeless man kept pressing him about where he was going and what he was doing, while eventually Arenas to “keep the $10 and after u win, hook me up with $20.”
Gilbert made it to the gas station but it was closed. He woke up to a text the next day saying, “Congratulations U won 300k.” Thinking it was a scam, he ignored it and went about his day. When he went to his favorite gas station later that day to play Powerball, the owner told him “you won i texted u. I said, ‘huh I didn’t play yesterday.’ He said, ‘I played ur numbers for u becuz I was closing early and u WON.’”
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Those were the winning numbers that won him $309,694.