50 Cent Claims He Nearly Won Powerball Lotto Jackpot, Calls Game 'Rigged'
Rapper 50 Cent took down a social media post that appeared to show him complaining about not winning the lottery after joking that he was only a handful of numbers short from claiming the jackpot.
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, posted a photo of a Powerball ticket to Instagram, writing: “Balls. $899,999,9679 away from Jackpot. AINT THIS A B**** I ALMOST WON!!!”
Jackson had three of the winning numbers for the Saturday $949.8 million Powerball jackpot, which earned him a $7 payoff.
“Watch I’m gonna win this S***,” he wrote.
Jackson, 40, filed for bankruptcy in July last year after he was ordered to pay $7 million to Lastonia Leviston for posting a sex tape of her online.
The woman said the video, which Jackson posted to his personal website along with mocking commentary, ruined her life.
Leviston has a child with Rick Ross, Jackson’s rap rival.
Jackson's net worth was estimated to be $155 million by Forbes in May 2015, but the figure is said to need revision.
“This is how I'm gonna look after I win power ball,” he wrote on another photo of a man holding money that was set on fire.
By Monday, the Powerball total had reached a record-breaking total of $1.3 billion.