SEASON(S): 1 (6 episodes, 2 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a&e's upfront presentation on 4/28/08 did not list the series as part of its 2008-09 season plans
DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release) They turn in their winning tickets. They pose for photos, holding the big checks. Then what happens? Jackpot Diaries captures the real-life drama of sudden millionaires -- men and women whose lives and families are transformed by hitting big lottery jackpots. For some, winning the lottery is exactly the fantasy you'd imagine, filled with spending sprees, new homes, and dream vacations. Yet for others, becoming an instant millionaire isn't always a dream come true. Some squander their money on bad investments. Some quit their jobs and find themselves bored. And many are set upon by greedy relatives looking for a handout. Jackpot Diaries profiles several high stakes winner, giving us a rare glimpse inside the intense human drama of lives completely transformed.