Sep. 09, 1983
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Lottery! Season 1 (1983-2000)

1x01 1 1x01 Being a Winner
Instant millionaires include a mentally disabled man (pitted against his sister and her scheming boyfriend), a widowed cop and a debt-plagued salesman.
Sep. 09, 1983
1x02 1 1x02 Los Angeles -- Bigger Volume
Lottery winnings keep a neighborhood grocer afloat; A friendly poker game becomes a high-stakes contest when lottery tickets are bet; A junior-choir director sings a new tune when Flaherty ...
Sep. 16, 1983
1x03 1 1x03 Denver -- Following Through
A painter also wins artistic acceptance; A family is plagued by money woes; A woman throws her prize away, believing it's a practical joke.
Sep. 23, 1983
1x04 1 1x04 Detroit -- The Price of Freedom
An inmate turns down his $3 million; Other winners: a long-suffering office worker and a harried telephone operator.
Sep. 30, 1983
1x05 1 1x05 Phoenix -- Blood Brothers
A boy's plans to share his prize with his playmate cause inter-family discord; Retirees use their winnings to get even with a shady developer.
Oct. 07, 1983
1x06 1 1x06 Portland -- Treasure Hunt
A psychic hairdresser helps locate a missing ticket; A mayoral candidate receives a dramatic addition to her campaign fund.
Oct. 21, 1983
1x07 1 1x07 Kansas City -- Protected Winner
Winners: a librarian, a cardiac patient and a CPA.
Oct. 28, 1983
1x08 1 1x08 Charleston -- The Spenders
The domineering son of an elderly winner wants her declared incompetent; An Eastern cultist finds fulfillment in his new riches.
Nov. 04, 1983
1x09 1 1x09 New York -- Winning Can Be Murder
An elderly winner's "accidental" death leaves four eager heirs; A groom-to-be has to split his proceeds with his ex-wife.
Nov. 18, 1983
1x10 1 1x10 Houston -- Duffy's Choice
A TV stage manager wins freedom from an anchorwoman's tirades; A parking valet wants to prove himself to his fiancee's snooty parents.
Nov. 25, 2000
1x11 1 1x11 Boston -- False Illusion
A gardener turns into the rich man he was pretending to be; An ice-cream plant worker searches through gallons of the stuff to find his ticket.
Dec. 12, 1983
1x12 1 1x12 Chicago -- Another Chance
A long-absent father hopes his new wealth will help reunite him with his family; A harried bus driver finds relief in his winnings.
Mar. 01, 1984
1x13 1 1x13 San Diego -- Bingo!
New-found wealth proves to have a divisive influence on a close-knit family; A jealous husband's suspicions run wild when Flaherty and Rush come looking for his wife.
Mar. 08, 1984
1x14 1 1x14 Miami -- Sharing
A teenager feels confused, and his adoptive parents threatened, when his natural parents show up and want to share their lottery winnings with him; A bargain hunter and her husband ...
Mar. 15, 1984
1x15 1 1x15 St. Louis -- Win or Lose
A burglary team, surprised in the middle of a heist, convince Flaherty and Rush that they're actually the winning couple. Other winners: a deaf woman seeking independence, and a fast-food ...
Mar. 22, 1984
1x16 1 1x16 Honolulu -- 3-2=1
A wealthy woman and her lover conspire to murder her husband, then run off with the couple's winnings; A man searches for the woman who holds the other half of his winning ticket. ...
Mar. 29, 1984
1x17 1 1x17 Minneapolis -- Six Months Down
A winner breaks off his engagement, and his fiancée fears wealth has changed him; Fraternity brothers must make peace with the "brother" they blackballed in order to claim their shared ...
Jun. 14, 1984
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