The climax to the con finds the hoaxer still on spending sprees to win the big payoff. Then she's obliged to tell the truth to family members. Ed McMahon participates in the ruse's wrap-up with George (“The Weakest Link”) Gray.
A cameo appearance by Lance Bass ('N Sync) highlights this episode, in which the hoaxer makes believe that she's recording a Britney Spears song for a national release. It's all part of the lavish spending scheme that's the linchpin of the show.
A woman's con of her family hinges on a feigned lottery win that turns her in the opener from a selfless naif into a selfish shopaholic. Ed McMahon helps set up the ruse with George Gray (“The Weakest Link”). Based on a British television program.