Avis Humphrey has a great life. He likes his beat-up old pick-up truck. He likes fishing at his favorite stream with his best bud, Leo. He likes the occasional hook-ups he shares with some of the local women in Watermill, New Hampshire. And he really likes his Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Life is simple and life is pretty damn good for Avis, and that’s just the way he likes it.
Good quickly turns into chaos when Avis uncharacteristically buys a Powerball ticket. Sitting on his ragged old couch in his dilapidated mobile home, Avis is stunned when the numbers printed on the ticket in his hand, match the numbers just announced on his 19 inch-TV screen. The comfortable small-town life he enjoys so much instantly slips away as he finds himself hiding out in the New Hampshire woods from parents who long ago abandoned him, relatives he never knew existed, and the dozens of reporters who are dissecting every tidbit of what they consider to be his pitiful life. Between friends, family, and strangers banging at his door, calling his phone, and hunting him down 24/7, Avis struggles to survive winning the nine hundred and sixty-seven million dollar Powerball jackpot and the fame of being the richest person in the history of the small town he loves and calls home. Now all he has to do is figure out how to get rid of the ticket and the money.
First there was Island Dogs. Now... Avis Humphrey.