Millions: A Lottery Story

DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL – Sunday 26 July, 8.30pm

Regardless where we live in the world, for most people winning the lottery represents the ultimate dream come true. Rags to riches stories and their sordid flip side – tales of millions wasted by undisciplined winners – are common fodder for tabloids and TV news, but the public is rarely allowed more than a superficial glimpse into the world of instant, unexpected wealth. MILLIONS: A LOTTERY STORY follows the lives of six different big money winners to show in detail just how dramatically a life-changing experience can deeply affect ordinary people, and provides portraits of life in very different Americas. From the farms of the Midwest and the heart of the Bible belt to the hurricane riddled retirement communities of South Florida, MILLIONS documents the true stories of people as rich in personality as they are – or once were – in material wealth, and tells a poignant story of luck, loss and redemption.

3.5 Stars – Funny, warming, eccentric, fascinating.” Roger Ebert, Sun Times

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