What a sweet story! The prospect of winning the lottery is a crazy pipe-dream for all, and I loved seeing what Teddy was going to do with all that money. He’s young, and I think he managed to strike a good balance between improving his life and making the world a better place. Yes, he spends money on some completely frivolous things, but what else will you do with $50M? Personally, I would’ve been more inclined to save some of the fortune — think trust funds and investments so that the family is set for generations to come. But what he did? Absolutely understandable and sensible.
Let luck find you.
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.
At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
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