For the better part of a decade, Edward Ugel spent his time closing deals with lottery winners, making a lucrative and legitimate—if sometimes not-so-nice—living by taking advantage of their weaknesses . . . weaknesses that, as a gambler himself, he knew all too well.
In Money for Nothing, he explores the captivating world of lottery winners and shows us how lotteries and gambling have become deeply inscribed in every aspect of American life, shaping our image of success and good fortune. Money for Nothing is a witty, wise, and often outrageously funny account of high expectations and easy money.
About the Author
Sales and marketing expert Edward Ugel, a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, spent his late twenties and early thirties working among the nation’s most infamous lottery winners and gamblers in the high-stakes lump sum industry. He has also written for The New York Times and contributed to PRI’s This American Life.