Joe Flacco is just a regular, everyday guy who happens to make $20 million a year. That won’t stop him from playing the lottery, though.
“It’s a lot of money, man,” Flacco said. “Since I’ve been 18 years old, I’ve always played the lottery when it gets up to a couple $100 million. It’s just for fun.”
A Ravens fan in the store recognized Flacco at the 7-11 in Owing Mills, just a few miles from the Ravens’ practice facility. It turns out, the quarterback almost cut 22-year-old Rob Owen in line.
“The guy behind me beat me to the end of the line,” Owen said. “When I got there, I realized it was Joe. I was tongue tied.”
Flacco graciously gave Owen his spot in line back.
“I couldn’t have him blaming me when I won and he lost and I didn’t let him back where he was supposed to be,” Flacco said.
Rob Owen (@enviROBmental) December 14, 2013
Unfortunately, Flacco didn’t end up winning the Mega Millions, so it looks like he’s still on the hook for his day job on Sunday against the Patriots.