What would we do if we won the lottery? We’ve all thought about it. In Joe McDonald’s novel Lotto, we find out what happens to Michael Collins when he as that winning ticket.
While sitting in his local bar and drinking to numb himself to his increasingly miserable life, Mike Collins discovers he has a winning lottery ticket, one worth $23 million. The problem, he wants to keep it from his soon to be ex-wife. In order to do this, he goes to an attorney named Norm Feinberg to get advice. Feinberg, who has recently lost his retirement in a bad market deal and sees an opportunity to get that money back and start a new life. This deceit will change Mike Collin’s life forever.
Lotto was a beautifully executed novel of intrigue. I was carried along by the honesty of the characters. Each was flawed but realistically so, from the patsy to the police. Mr. McDonald has woven a rich story full of revenge, murder, intrigue and redemption. I really enjoyed it and suggest you run out and get a copy… and although this story might make you think twice, I would still like to win the lottery.