Cast: Acciarto Frank; Aiello Danny; Aiello Rick; Alfano Jerome; Anest George ‘Aggie’; Anest Nicky ‘Pops’; Antico Pete; Bates Darren; Blakely Don; Blue Alexander Fehr; Boccanfuso Vito ‘Baldie’; Boyd Lee; Cerenzio Richard; Chase Vincent; Ciccone Philip; Cleanthes Teddy; Criscuolo Lou; Curto Vinnie; Ellis Tom; Ferraro David; Forster Robert; Franklin Joe; Gianoni Giovanni; Gironda Joey; Guarino Jerry; Haugk Charles; Karabatsos Ron; Kobisky Eugene; LaPaglia Anthony; LaVorgna Adam; Lazar Paul; Lip Tony; Manni Vic; McKiethen Cecil; Monte Tony; Noto Vic; Noviello Jessen; Olsen Richard K.; Ondatje Jim; Pesce Frank; Phillips William; Ricci Bill; Roberto Joe; Ruffino Sal; Savastano Rocco; Shamshak Sam; Sirico Tony; Tacchino Richard; Termo Leonard; Todisco Mario; Alexander-Willis Hope; Duffy Karen; Kazan Lainie; Lott Julie; Magnani Donna; Sterling Anne; Swanger Shirley; Van Dorn Ingrid; Baerwitz Jerry A.; Fontana Ellen; Franciscus James; Gardner Pierce; Jacobs Katie; Permut David; Gallo George; Fierberg Steven; Olvis William; Farrell Peggy; Fehr Kaja; Babington Andrew; Decoursey Francine; Dickerman Jyllel Syage; Edquist Diane; Griffin Vick; Hartley David; Hartley David Blake; Haskell Sandra M.; Jase Kimberly; Jeha Jeannie; Johnson Julie; Kozlowski Zbigniew; Medlock R. Franklin; Newton Virginia; Pickett Randall; Pridemore Penny; Rudd Alicia; Sadovsky Aaron; Sherrill Allison ‘A.J.’; Stuart John; Tacchino Gloria; Ziembicki Bob
Storyline: Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible jams…and always getting out. He is the first New York Lottery winner.
On Christmas Eve, Frankie Pesce of Queens wins $6 million in New York State’s first lottery. Instead of joy, he’s in a rage, breaking church windows and disturbing the peace. At the police station, he tells his story. He’s extraordinarily lucky, beginning with surviving a dicey childbirth; he works a little here and there; he still lives with his parents, his sister, her husband, and his older brother. They have noisy relationships, and at the heart is his father: a guy with dreams but little to show for them. Dad has lost his trucking business to a Mafia wise guy, now he’s lost his job as a teamster. But is dad really a loser, and why, after winning $6 million, is Frankie desolate?