Each week Patrick Sean Flaherty tracks down the different lucky winners of the Intersweep lottery. Eric Rush of the IRS tags along to make sure that Uncle Sam gets his share. The stories center around ordinary people who suddenly become millionaires and how it changes their lives. Written by
The $5000 used on the show used 5 genuine $1000 bills printed especially for them by the United States Bureau of Printing and Engraving since at the time they printed no denominations over $100. See more »
Of all the television shows that I have seen, good or bad, I remember Lottery for some strange reason. It was never the hit that should have been. It taught us that life can change for the better or worse with wealth. It was interesting that these two men always had $5,000 with them and a check to unsuspecting people. I never bought that part of the story. I remember when Mabel King was a church organist and she was awarded her lottery winnings. I remember when a couple threw the money and check out into the garbage only to get another check but no 5,000 grand. I never understood why the amounts were different from week to week but I didn't care. It was one of the few shows that I remember from the 1980s that never gained enough fans to keep it on the air longer. IT was a decent melodrama with all the elements of watching guest stars become millionaires when they worried about money. If only Lottery was that true.
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