Over the years, Floyd Mayweather has made no secret of the fact he loves making money.
In fact, there have been times in the past where you suspect that boosting his bank balance has been more of a priority in his eyes than the actual boxing.
The 41-year-old has never been shy to show off his material possessions - flash cars, expensive watches or simply huge wads of cash - on social media. Some people think it’s distasteful and it’s hard to disagree too strongly with that point of view.
However, his supporters are always quick to point out that he’s earned all of his money fairly and, therefore, can do whatever he wants with it.
Mayweather has an estimated net worth of $1 billion thanks to his flawless 22-year boxing career, which has seen him record 50 victories and zero defeats.
He is just the sixth athlete ever to break the $1 billion mark, following in the footsteps of Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Michael Schumacher.
And his career earnings could be further boosted in the near future if he takes on Conor McGregor or Manny Pacquiao in a rematch. There’s even been talk that he could face UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov in the boxing ring.
Despite the fact he already possesses more money than he could ever dream of spending, Mayweather’s insatiable desire to get more and more cash shows no signs of relenting.
According to TMZ, Mayweather has just spent a cool $2,000 on… lottery tickets.
That’s right. He visited a gas station in Los Angeles on Thursday and purchased the Mega Millions tickets.
With a $1 billion jackpot up for grabs - and an eye-watering $565 million if there was only a single winner - Mayweather couldn’t resist the opportunity to give himself the best possible chance of pocketing the cash.
Because, you know, he really needs the money.
After reading the story, many people have taken to social media and called Mayweather out for being greedy.
If there’s one man in America who doesn’t need to win big on the Mega Millions lottery, it’s you Floyd.
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