13 Billion To One: A Memoir: Winning the $50 Million Lottery Has Its Price by Randy Rush
Publisher: Rantanna Media (June 24, 2020)
Available in Print, Audiobook, and ebook, 283 pages
A Riveting Story About Grit, Determination and the Refusal to Give In or Give Up — No Matter How Great the Odds.
As a welfare kid who grew up in the streets, Randy Rush had to fight for everything he got and knew what it was like to struggle. So, when he was suddenly handed $50 million in tax-free money, he vowed to use his new-found wealth to help others. But what he didn’t see coming was Jeremy Crawford.
In his gripping, adrenaline-packed memoir, Rush takes readers on his rocket-fueled journey after a trip to the corner grocer to buy food for his beloved cat, Conway Kitty, leads to the discovery that he has won Canada’s $50 million Lotto Max jackpot.
Soaring on a seemingly endless endorphin high, Rush spends the months following his win traveling, feeding his passion for rare sports cars, considering charitable causes, and splurging on friends — paying off their debts and even giving them a free place to stay in million-dollar homes. But his world comes crashing down when he discovers that Dave Crawford, a man he loved like an older brother and had generously provided for, has served him up to his con artist son, Jeremy — who scams Rush out of nearly $5 million.
Reeling from Dave’s betrayal and fueled by the discovery that the Crawfords are serial con artists who have devastated the lives of more than a hundred others, Rush embarks on a mission to take his adversaries down. But as his quest for justice drags on, his festering rage reaches a boiling point and he is faced with a choice: Let the Crawford’s cons destroy him, or re-focus his attention on doing good in the world and enjoying the enormous gift he has been given.
Book Review by Gud Reader
Memoirs have an incredible way of making the reader jump into another life and live someone else’s story at least for a little while. Through confessions, humor and poetic prose the best memoirs tend to bring us closer to ourselves to dig deeper and connect with the author’s life.
Randy Rush’s ’13 Billion to One’ is not only one engaging memoir but one which describes the cautionary tale of people and money. Having grown up in the streets and learning to fight and struggle for everything, Randy’s life changes while on his errand to the grocer shop. It is there that he discovers he has won Canada’s $50 million Lotto Max jackpot. For a lad like Rush who not even in his dreams had imagined such money, his newfound fortune almost seems inexhaustible. In the months following Rush mollycoddles in everything his new fortune can buy including rare sports cars, staying in million dollar homes and splurging on friends while also considering some charitable causes. However all this comes to a halt when Rush discovers that he has fallen prey to a serial con artist, Jeremy Crawford who had all the time acted as a close friend and coerced Rush to invest in a scam project. Reeling from this betrayal and also the realization that he is not the only victim to fall to this network of cons, Rush embarks on a journey to take his adversaries down. Will he be successful in this quest or will the Crawfords continue tormenting him?
The author does the book some incredible justice by utilizing a frank straightforward tone, unlike other memoirs which try to sugarcoat uncomfortable stories especially those linked with terrible experiences. He also takes his time to show us his journey through the courts and how his journey of fighting white-collar crime began.
The nicely balanced and well-organized nature of the book makes this read a pure non-fictional gem ready to bring hope and inspiration through a search for justice while also helping the reader through the author’s narrative of what really matters in life.
Praise for 13 Billion To One
“The story is nicely balanced, well organized, and crisply told, and the author is a sympathetic figure who finally seems to have found his purpose. Readers will find ‘13 Billion to One’ a delightful read—one that also includes an invaluable cautionary tale about people and money.”-BlueInk Review
“Randy Rush’s engaging memoir 13 Billion to One is about a win so big that the resultant money seemed inexhaustible….an absorbing memoir about a windfall that leads to considerations of what really matters in life.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews
“…fast-paced debut memoir.…readers will enjoy this rags-to-riches memoir about bringing a con artist to justice.”–BookLife
About the Author
Randy Rush is on a mission to stop white collar crime and other social injustices by exposing them to the world. He recently founded Rantanna Media, a mission-driven publishing and production company, to give victims a voice and raise widespread awareness about the devastating impact of these crimes. Randy is also committed to transforming the lives of children in Africa by providing them the education, love and hope they need to succeed.
He divides his time between Canada and Europe.
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