Americans spend about $62 billion dollars every year on lottery tickets, making the daily ritual the most popular form of paid entertainment. For better or worse, ticket buyers fantasize about winning and the many things money can buy. What they dont think about as much are the consequences of such a windfall..
From Oscar ฎ -nominated and Emmy ฎ -winning director Jeff Blitz (Spellbound) and the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, LUCKY tells the story of five lottery winners and the effects of winning the jackpot on their lives:.
Quang a Vietnamese immigrant and one of eight ConAgra Foods employees in Nebraska who took home $22 million after sharing the winning Powerball ticket worth $365 million, the largest prize ever awarded in 2006.
James an unemployed man who spent his last $3 on the Illinois state lottery and won $5.5 million.
Kristine and Steve a middle class suburban New Jersey couple who won the Pennsylvania Powerball lottery and took home $110 million.
Robert a mathematician with a PhD who won $22 million in the California lottery.
Buddy a former carnival-ride operator who won $16 million in the Pennsylvania lottery..
LUCKY also includes interviews with aspiring lottery winners such as Verna from Newark, Delaware who spends nearly $100 a day on lottery tickets. Fascinating facts about the lottery are also revealed in the film the chances of winning a Powerball jackpot are one in almost 200 million.
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