Derek has been in the grip of depression for years; a failed accountant, divorced and separated from his kids and living in a bedsit, he sees no future and no way out. Then he wins twenty five million pounds on the lottery and dreams of how he'll use the money to put his life back on track, but those very dreams come crashing down when his lottery ticket is stolen and the prize claimed by Justin, a seventeen year old delinquent. Justin has the money but is not without his problems. A known petty thief, he is virulently pursued by Derek through the courts. At his every turn are all manner of rogues, ranging from the unscrupulous to the outright wicked. All have the same agenda, to get a slice of his fortune. As the competition for his riches intensifies, Justin's life starts to spiral out of control. Who will get the money in the end? But ultimately who will find the happiness they thought the money would bring?