Windfall, by Jennifer E. Smith

Admit it—you too have fantasized about what you would do if you won the lottery and suddenly had millions of dollars to spend. However you fantasize about pending that money, one thing is for certain: your life would change forever. Like most of us, Teddy’s fantasies about getting lucky enough to win the lottery have just been fantasies…until the day his best friend buys him a winning lottery ticket that changes his life. As his best friend and buyer of the ticket, Alice is happy for Teddy. After all, they both could use some good fortune in their lives. However, as Teddy realizes the endless possibilities he now has, he starts to change. Alice begins to wonder if the boy she cares deeply about will ever be the same again, and if this money was bad luck after all.

*Recommended by Mike