That’s how many dollars 17-year-old Fortuna Jane Belleweather just won in the lotto jackpot. It’s also about how many reasons she has for not coming forward to claim her prize, since she’s a minor and her hoarder mother will get the money if she reveals her win before she turns eighteen.
And the last thing Jane’s mom needs is millions of dollars to buy more stuff. Especially since she’s buried her grief over the death of her husband by collecting every photo mug, sentimental t-shirt, and any other personalized items ever donated to all the Goodwills in Southern Wisconsin.
Jane’s had it with strangers’ faces staring at her throughout her house; she’s had it with her small town; and, she’s had it with winter in Wisconsin. All she wants is to get her mom some help and go work on a whale watching boat in Maui. And this lotto money could be her ticket to that dream.
But Jane’s birthday is two weeks away, and it’s hard to keep $28 million secret for long in the tiny Wisconsin town where Jane lives. As the weeks pass, the town’s residents turn against each other and Jane scrambles to keep her secret. Heists, betrayals, secrets, and unexpected twists await Jane, the luckiest girl in town.