By Edward Ugel
For the higher a part of a decade, Edward Ugel spent his time final offers with lottery winners, creating a profitable and legitimate--if occasionally not-so-nice--living by means of benefiting from their weaknesses . . . weaknesses that, as a gambler himself, he knew all too good.
In cash for not anything, he explores the desirable international of lottery winners and exhibits us how lotteries and playing became deeply inscribed in each point of yankee existence, shaping our photo of luck and success. cash for not anything is a witty, clever, and infrequently outrageously humorous account of excessive expectancies and straightforward cash.
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Money for Nothing: One Man's Journey Through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions by Edward Ugel