Every year, Americans spend nearly $80 billion on lottery tickets and scratch cards. In a single moment, a winner’s life can be transformed by an astronomical fortune and thrust into the spotlight. But what happens after the cameras stop flashing and the euphoria settles?
This documentary follows the lives of lottery winners – David and Erica, the self-proclaimed “redneck millionaires” with $62 million; Jack, the nurse who quit his job and began spending frivolously; and a third of all winners who end up in financial ruin. With endless temptations and risks, what makes the lottery so alluring and what happens next to those who win big? Find out in this fascinating exploration into the lives of lottery winners.