Friends: Season 9, Episode 18

The One with the Lottery (3 Apr. 2003)

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When everyone except Ross pools together to buy tickets for the lottery, Phoebe gets a prediction from her psychic that they will win. Ross, despite his skepticism, gets in on the action. ... See full summary »



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When everyone except Ross pools together to buy tickets for the lottery, Phoebe gets a prediction from her psychic that they will win. Ross, despite his skepticism, gets in on the action. Meanwhile, Chandler is anxious to find out if he gets a coveted assistant job at his advertising firm, and Emma is due to say her first word. Written by Kristie

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When this episode was filmed and subsequently aired, Powerball was not sold in the state of New York. In 2010, the New York Lottery started selling Powerball tickets so residents no longer have to travel to adjacent states to buy tickets. See more »


When Phoebe and Joey are holding the wishbone, the position of Joey's thumb changes between shots. See more »


Dr. Ross Geller: Although if we're gonna do that, we should probably call me "Daddy" too.
Phoebe Buffay: [sexy tone] Oooh, I like that, "Daddy".
Dr. Ross Geller: I... I was just talking about Rachel.
Phoebe Buffay: Oooh, is Daddy getting angry? Is Daddy gonna spank me?
Dr. Ross Geller: [trying to be sexy] Well that depends, have you been a baaad gi...
Dr. Ross Geller: no I can't.
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The one they all try the lottery
11 March 2009 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Monica lends her Porsche to Joey, since he wants to go to the Lottery. The Powerball has a prize of 300 million and Monica gets excited about the idea of buying some tickets. Rachel gives the idea of they all spent 50 dollars each in buying tickets, and if one of them win, they split the prize.

Ross is the only one who doesn't want to participate, since he doesn't believe in lotteries and think he is going to waste his money, but Monica pays for him, since she wants him to participate as well.

Everybody is anxious and with hope. Phoebe goes to a psychic and Monica brings a wishbone to give them more luck. When they discover that Monica bought more tickets and didn't tell them, a big discussion starts.

Meanwhile, Chandler is waiting to see if he is going to take a job in the agency he did his internship, but every time someone calls him, is to tell that other person got the chance.

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