Earl Hickey, a low-rent crook, has taken one-too-many wrong turns on the highway of life. However, a twist of fate turns his life into a life-renewing tailspin.
Seconds after winning the lottery, Earl is hit by a car, and while unconscious the winning lottery ticket blows away. Hospitalized with his injuries, he watches a celebrity on television who is convinced that his success is a direct result of doing good things for other people. It is at that moment Earl discovers "karma" - and in hope of a better life, he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past.