Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you won the lottery?
How far would you go to get the resources you need to make all of your dreams come true? The lottery is the central modern fairytale that we all dream to be a part of one day.
These five amazing films present the lottery in unique ways and explore the amazing opportunities it offers to players. If you are in need of a lucky charm, then these films will provide you with the inspiration you need.
1. Welcome to Me (2014)
Alice Klieg suffers from borderline personality disorder, which has made her take on life slightly out of the ordinary. She idolizes Oprah Winfrey and knows every single episode of her show by heart.
One day, Alice’s life changes in the best possible way, as she wins a whopping $86 million in the lottery.
She decides to use her newly-found fortune to create her very own TV show inspired by Oprah, but that is centred on her life.
The show is called “Welcome to Me” and it is nothing like Oprah because Alice bears her most intimate emotions on the air and unleashes her unique take on life onto the entire world. This is one show you do not want to miss!
2. Lucky Numbers (2000)
When Pennsylvania TV star Russ Richards finds himself drowning in financial troubles, he decides that scamming his way into winning the lottery remains the only viable solution to his pressing problems.
The elaborate plan is devised by Gig, a shady club owner with big dreams, and it includes Russ’ girlfriend, Crystal, a gorgeous model with a heart of tin, as well as her strange cousin, Walter. Predictably, their plan does not go exactly as expected, but their adventures will keep you at the edge of your seat for the entire duration of the film.
3. It Could Happen to You (1994)
This is one of the most romantic films of the 90’s because it relays the innocence of true love.
When policeman Charlie Lang gives Yvonne Biasi, his waitress, a $2 million tip, the entire world is dying to know the backstory for this unimaginable deed. While winning the lottery does not change Charlie, meeting Yvonne does.
The bond between them comes as naturally as possible and it gives way to one of the loveliest lost stories that Hollywood has ever told. This cinematic fairytale will remind you that love comes in the most unexpected times and that it has the power to change everything.
4. Lucky (2011)
Lucky tells a very different kind of lottery love story. Ben Keller has had a crush on Lucy forever and he would do anything to get her attention.
And we mean anything because Ben murders a woman to steal her winning lottery ticket, all in the hopes of making Lucy give him the time of day.
His plan seems to work tremendously because Lucy views him as an entirely different person after he wins $36 million.
They soon get married, and just when Lucy thinks she’s reached a gold digger’s paradise, she finds out that Ben is actually a serial killer who targets women who look like her.
She then has to figure out a way to stay alive long enough to cash at least one of those big lottery checks and then make a run for safety. This 2011 promises some intense plot twists and we guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
5. Twenty Bucks (1993)
This iconic 90’s film follows a twenty-dollar bill from one user to the next from the moment it is cashed from an ATM machine and up to its inevitable destruction.
When homeless woman Angeline sees the bill, she becomes convinced that its serial code holds the winning numbers to the lottery. Unfortunately for her, her lucky bill gets stolen and she must find a way to play the numbers for the upcoming lottery draw without it.
Her adventurous journey makes Twenty Dollars a charismatic comedy that you simply cannot miss. Find out if Angeline wins her lottery fortune in the end in this fantastic 90’s classic.
Our short list of lottery films will give you an idea of just how fun playing the lottery can be.
Put in your very own ticket and maybe you will have a lottery story of your own to tell one day! Remember that the first thing you need to do to become a winner is to play! Good luck!