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Top Lottery Movies and TV Series to Dream with a Big Prize

There have been many film plots based on circumstances surrounding lottery prizes. Some of the better films have been very well-received by the critics and the general public, and others have been forgotten since their release.

Here, we are going to remember some of them because there's something for everyone in it. However, we can't say if the winners bought their tickets at Lottohoy, or elsewhere.

The best lottery-based plot films

Many films over the years set in different backgrounds have also been based around the luck or misfortune of those who are awarded lottery prizes.

It Could Happen to You

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful romance stories that reflects the feelings of a lottery winner.

In this film starring Nicolas Cage as a policeman from New York, he offers a waitress to share the lottery ticket he just bought in exchange for not being able to leave a tip for his breakfast.

The goddess of fortune blessed that ticket with a $4 million prize, and Charlie the policeman, decides to share it with the waitress against his wife's wishes. Charlie decides to keep his promise, and that fact will lead him to a bust-up with his wife, a beautiful friendship with the waitress, and eventually a new love.

Lottery Ticket

This film shows the anxiety that a grand prize winner feels ($370 million).

A long and anxious weekend without a chance to go and deposit the ticket, we experience the anguish of not being able to tell anyone, losing it or having it stolen.

Lucky Numbers

The story of a con attempt between three friends who try to rig the Pennsylvania lottery draws: Russ (John Travolta), a meteorologist who is having a hard time with his economy. Gig (Tin Roth) the ideologue of the scam, and Crystal (Lisa Kudrow) a necessary accomplice who works on TV.

Obviously, things go awry and they end up paying the consequences.

Waking Ned Devine

In this film, we see how an entire village agrees to concoct a plan in order to keep the winnings of a lottery ticket for which the winner has died from the excitement.

As the rules of the lottery require the winner receive the prize in person, they try to convince the police inspector to stand in for the winner and receive the prize that will later be distributed in the village.

Happy 140th

How do your usual friends act when you win 140 million euros in the lottery?

This film shows a group of nine friends, plus a surprise visit, who meet in a country house to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the main character (Maribel VerdĂș). During the course of the evening, she tells them that she has won the 140 million euro prize in the Euromillions draw, and that is where the guests start to come up with plans to try and keep the money for themselves.

Other important films

As in the case of large-format films, we can find an infinite number of them in which the lottery has had a greater or lesser presence, and the circumstances that the prizes come to make their winners or people around them.

Some titles that are worth remembering: Finder's Fee, Les Tuche, If I had a Million, Welcome to Me, although there will undoubtedly be many more.

Lottery in TV series

TV series usually deal with very diverse topics to keep the audience entertained and to generate a certain amount of intrigue at the end of each episode, so that the viewer feels the desire to see what happens next.

Something similar happens with the lottery. You buy a ticket and the whole nervous system of your body tenses up waiting for the draw results.

Shows like: The Office, Family Guy, Cold Case, Monk, Castle, etc.. have had episodes based on these ideas. But the ones that have reflected more and better what is the spirit of the lottery and that feeling of winning we have seen in:


Many will remember the episode "The One With The Lottery" in which the group of regulars at Central Perk discuss the distribution of prizes among them, but the discussion reaches the point where Phoebe (who was the one who predicted they would win the lottery), ends up dropping the tickets.

The Simpsons

In this famous animated sitcom too, there's a cameo with the lottery when in one episode Kent Brockman in Springfield is giving the news of the winners of the last lottery draw, and he realizes on stream that he is also one of the winners.


There is a memorable chapter in which Jackie and Rosanne try to justify the numbers they will put in the combination for the lottery.

Jackie chooses the first three numbers simply because she thinks they must pick those. Instead, Rosanne tries to justify her favorite numbers. She looks for the number of planets in the solar system, the number of times she was fined in that same place, and the number of times she put salt in the food she was given in the hospital.

They thought they had won, but that illusion only lasted in that episode, as in the next chapter they saw that it had just been a fantasy.