Gilbert Arenas, once a star point guard for the Washington Wizards, used his lucky break to make another man's day. 👏
If you're one of Agent Zero's over 873,000 Instagram followers, you know the former NBA player lives up to his handle of @no.chill.gil by frequently sharing unfiltered takes on trending sports topics.
Over the weekend, Arenas was unfiltered in a different, feel-good way, posting a story about how he miraculously won the lottery and split some of his winnings with a homeless man. "This caption is not about good deed but about a struggling mans sacrifice and belief," he wrote to start the long post.
According to Arenas, he was in a rush to play his lottery numbers at a gas station in Calabasas, CA before the store closed, though he had to stop on the way to fill up his near-empty car. While at that gas station, a homeless man asked him to spare some change, but Arenas only had $10 on him.
After a brief back and forth with the man about where he was headed, he agreed to give the dude a 5 spot. Yet, the guy insisted that Arenas keep all $10 to ensure he could buy enough gas, instead suggesting that he give him $20 after he wins the lotto. "I know your gonna win," the man claimed.
But by the time Arenas made it to the other gas station, which he prefers since they let him "push the buttons" himself, they were already closed.
The next day, Arenas received an unexpected text saying that he won $300,000. Though he didn't believe what he was seeing at first, the owner of Arenas' favorite gas station apparently played his lotto numbers for him and hit the jackpot. What a homie!
Shortly after, Arenas made good on his promise to the homeless man who he feels "blessed" him with good fortune. "I've given back to the homeless BUT never was blessed by one," he wrote.
Arenas is more than comfortable after retiring from the league in 2012. Up until 2016, he was still getting paid from a $111 million contract he signed with the Wizards in 2008.