Cracking the Jackpot
Year: 2012
Run-Time: 1 x 25 min.

Directed by Leo Bauer
Written by Franz Schindlecker (headwriter), Rainer Hackstock, Leo Bauer, Franz Ruthner, Robert Mohor

E&A in association with film27 for ORF
Available worldwide

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (SUB TITLE) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9
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Cracking the Jackpot

Die Lottosieger

What a lucky day! As the Deschek-family, after decades of trying, really do hit the ultimate jackpot of 30 million Euros, all worries seem to be washed away. But alas, instead of starting to fulfil the family's dreams the Lottery Association's financial consultant confronts the euphoric winners with a basic principle tough to swallow: "Be rich - but never show it!" Otherwise they would soon find themselves surrounded by the jealous and by false friends. And so Rudi, Claudia, son Romeo and granny Kriemhild, are being put to the test, trying to hide their sudden wealth and going on to live a quiet life discreetly in their council house - at least for the foreseeable future. However, not before long the boundless temptation of wealth is preying on the Descheks' minds and soon they have to face countless problems and turbulences as curious neighbours begin to suspect that something odd is going on here. A funny and enthralling story about an average family cracking the jackpot!


This series consistently delivered good results for ORF's late night slot with up to 23 % market share (adults 12+). Launched in Germany with big success and in production for Belgium.

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