Earl wins the lottery, but loses the ticket. He discovers that it could be because he has bad karma. So he makes a list and begins fixing the bad things he has done. And once he begins working on his list, the ticket finds its way back to him.
Earl decides that the next thing he needs to make right is to quit smoking. However, Randy and Catalina are of the opinion that Earl needs to face his fear of Donny Jones, even if it kills him. Coincidentally, Joy is planning to kill Earl in order to inherit his money.
Earl works as a fast food clerk for a week for a man he stole a wallet from. While he's there, he discovers that his new boss seems to be immune from bad karma--he's a total jerk but lives a charmed life.
When Earl tries to return a take-a-number machine to a department store, it triggers back memories of when the gang moved into the department store on 1/1/2000--thinking that they were the only people alive in town after Y2K.
Earl finds out that by accidentally shooting a young girl with a BB gun, he has caused an argument between her and her father. It will take all his energy and patience to get father and daughter to reconcile again.