Money isn't the same as treasure, and IQ isn't the same as smarts. Patricia Wood's Lottery is an uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as "solid gold."
Perry L. Crandall knows what it's like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he's an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what head need to know: the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the lottery. Most important, she taught him whom to trust - crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion-dollar jackpot. As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them: never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.(booksense)