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9th Jun '16 5:21:45 PM nombretomado
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* Comically subverted in ''TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where a lorry full of money crashes into the Young Ones' house, apparently solving their financial problems forever, until the house and money get blown up.

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* Comically subverted in ''TheYoungOnes'' ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Cash", where a lorry full of money crashes into the Young Ones' house, apparently solving their financial problems forever, until the house and money get blown up.



* The last season of ''{{Roseanne}}''. [[spoiler: Until the [[AllJustADream last few minutes of the final episode]], anyway.]]

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* The last season of ''{{Roseanne}}''.''Series/{{Roseanne}}''. [[spoiler: Until the [[AllJustADream last few minutes of the final episode]], anyway.]]
8th Jun '16 1:07:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of the final book in DeanKoontz' ''Frankenstein'' series, [[spoiler:Mr. Lyss]] wins the lottery.

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* At the end of the final book in DeanKoontz' Creator/DeanKoontz' ''Frankenstein'' series, [[spoiler:Mr. Lyss]] wins the lottery.



* Subverted in ''{{Holes}}'': the treasure that Stanley and Zero dug up does bring their families money... but the narrative mentions that it was worth less than a million dollars altogether (while certainly a significant amount, probably not enough to set them for life). The movie plays it straight and ends with the main characters hanging out in a mansion.
* ''ReadyPlayerOne'' has [[spoiler:Wade Watts]] become a quarter of a ''trillion'' dollars richer by winning Halliday's contest. [[spoiler:He ends up sharing it with his surviving friends for working with him.]]

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* Subverted in ''{{Holes}}'': ''Literature/{{Holes}}'': the treasure that Stanley and Zero dug up does bring their families money... but the narrative mentions that it was worth less than a million dollars altogether (while certainly a significant amount, probably not enough to set them for life). The movie plays it straight and ends with the main characters hanging out in a mansion.
* ''ReadyPlayerOne'' ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has [[spoiler:Wade Watts]] become a quarter of a ''trillion'' dollars richer by winning Halliday's contest. [[spoiler:He ends up sharing it with his surviving friends for working with him.]]
20th Mar '16 2:32:52 PM WillKeaton
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* Many heist movies (''Film/OceansEleven''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], ''Film/FastFive'', ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.

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* Many heist movies (''Film/OceansEleven''[[note]]the (''Film/OceansEleven,''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], anyway,[[/note]] ''Film/FastFive'', ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.
20th Mar '16 2:32:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/189peasantdevil.html The Peasant and the Devil]]'', the peasant outwits the devil to lay claim to treasure in his field without giving anything for it.
* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Went Out to Learn What Fear Was]]'', staying the house three nights wins him treasure as well as the king's reward.

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* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/189peasantdevil.html The Peasant and the Devil]]'', Devil,]]'' the peasant outwits the devil to lay claim to treasure in his field without giving anything for it.
* In ''[[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/authors/grimms/4youthfear.html The Boy Who Went Out to Learn What Fear Was]]'', Was,]]'' staying the house three nights wins him treasure as well as the king's reward.
16th Mar '16 3:33:00 AM erforce
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* ''Film/BrewstersMillions''
* Many heist movies (''OceansEleven''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', ''TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.

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* %%* ''Film/BrewstersMillions''
* Many heist movies (''OceansEleven''[[note]]the (''Film/OceansEleven''[[note]]the remake, not the original, this being a case where the Hays Code arguably resulted in a more satisfying ending anyway[[/note]], ''[[TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'', ''TheItalianJob2003'' ''Film/FastFive'', ''Film/TheItalianJob2003'' for example) end with the (surviving) members of the crew reaping the rewards of their heist.
7th Jun '15 4:50:25 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Creator/HaroldLloyd was fond of this trope. His typical HappyEnding was Boy Gets Girl, Boy Gets Rich. Examples include ''Film/SafetyLast'' and ''Speedy''.
14th Apr '15 11:14:25 AM nombretomado
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* The surviving protagonists of ''DarwinsSoldiers'' are each offered millions of dollars in hush money by the government.

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* The surviving protagonists of ''DarwinsSoldiers'' ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' are each offered millions of dollars in hush money by the government.
11th Apr '15 3:07:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the real reason why the explorers went to Atlantis is just so they can help the villain become rich. However, at the end of the film, said explorers turn to the hero to stop said villain and save Atlantis, yet they still end up rich because of this, judging by their clothing the last time we see them. It's implied that the Atlanteans are quite wealthy, by normal standards. However, because their city is isolated and in ruins they've come to consider things like food and creature comforts more important than treasure. Given that the explorers saved Atlantis at great personal risk, it makes sense that the city's people would reward them.
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* ''{{Paycheck}}'' ended with the protagonists winning $90 million lottery. By seeing the future.
* ''ItCouldHappenToYou'': In a beautiful twist, they were destitute, but took in a homeless man to give him soup when they could ill afford to share anything. That homeless man was a reporter for the NY Times who described them as kind, gentle people who were not bitter they'd been made destitute. And then the donations came pouring in, making them rich again. Meanwhile, the selfish harpy that took all their money [[LaserGuidedKarma gets all of it stolen by a con man and is forced to move back in with her mother and return to her old job in a nail salon]].

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* ''{{Paycheck}}'' ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'' ended with the protagonists winning $90 million lottery. By seeing the future.
* ''ItCouldHappenToYou'': ''Film/ItCouldHappenToYou'': In a beautiful twist, they were destitute, but took in a homeless man to give him soup when they could ill afford to share anything. That homeless man was a reporter for the NY Times who described them as kind, gentle people who were not bitter they'd been made destitute. And then the donations came pouring in, making them rich again. Meanwhile, the selfish harpy that took all their money [[LaserGuidedKarma gets all of it stolen by a con man and is forced to move back in with her mother and return to her old job in a nail salon]].



* ''NationalTreasure'' had the museums paying 1% of the treasure's value to the protagonists. It was stated a few times the treasure was worth about $10 billion US dollars[[note]]which is an extremely conservative estimate, given what they recovered in gold alone, not to mention the cultural and historical value[[/note]], so even 1% set them for life.
* ''SlumdogMillionaire'' ends with the protagonist, who grew up in poverty, winning the game-show and its enormous prize.
* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the real reason why the explorers went to Atlantis is just so they can help the villain become rich. However, at the end of the film, said explorers turn to the hero to stop said villain and save Atlantis, yet they still end up rich because of this, judging by their clothing the last time we see them.
** It's implied that the Atlanteans are quite wealthy, by normal standards. However, because their city is isolated and in ruins they've come to consider things like food and creature comforts more important than treasure. Given that the explorers saved Atlantis at great personal risk, it makes sense that the city's people would reward them.

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* ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' had the museums paying 1% of the treasure's value to the protagonists. It was stated a few times the treasure was worth about $10 billion US dollars[[note]]which is an extremely conservative estimate, given what they recovered in gold alone, not to mention the cultural and historical value[[/note]], so even 1% set them for life.
* ''SlumdogMillionaire'' ''Film/SlumdogMillionaire'' ends with the protagonist, who grew up in poverty, winning the game-show and its enormous prize.
* In ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'', the real reason why the explorers went to Atlantis is just so they can help the villain become rich. However, at the end of the film, said explorers turn to the hero to stop said villain and save Atlantis, yet they still end up rich because of this, judging by their clothing the last time we see them.
** It's implied that the Atlanteans are quite wealthy, by normal standards. However, because their city is isolated and in ruins they've come to consider things like food and creature comforts more important than treasure. Given that the explorers saved Atlantis at great personal risk, it makes sense that the city's people would reward them.
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* ''BrewstersMillions''

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* ''BrewstersMillions''''Film/BrewstersMillions''



* ''RuthlessPeople'', as the sympathetic kidnappers [[ItMakesSenseInContext and their victim]] make off with the ransom.
* ''BedtimeStories'': Skeeter's best friend who was a hotel waiter marries a hotel heiress and becomes the 9th richest person in the world.

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* ''RuthlessPeople'', ''Film/RuthlessPeople'', as the sympathetic kidnappers [[ItMakesSenseInContext and their victim]] make off with the ransom.
* ''BedtimeStories'': ''Film/BedtimeStories'': Skeeter's best friend who was a hotel waiter marries a hotel heiress and becomes the 9th richest person in the world.
22nd Nov '14 9:40:19 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novel ''The Gallifrey Chronicles'', former companion Anji turns out to have become one of the richest women in Britain because Trix, while traveling with the Doctor, managed to send her financial information from the future. Since Fitz and Trix have decided (for the time being, anyway) that they want to settle down together, she cuts them in on it.

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* In the DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse novel ''The ''[[Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures The Gallifrey Chronicles'', Chronicles]]'', former companion Anji turns out to have become one of the richest women in Britain because Trix, while traveling with the Doctor, managed to send her financial information from the future. Since Fitz and Trix have decided (for the time being, anyway) that they want to settle down together, she cuts them in on it.
15th Sep '14 6:20:06 AM LaStella
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* ''Literature/JaneEyre'' inherits £20000 (which back then was a ''lot'' of money) from her long-lost uncle close to the end of the story. Being [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules the kind of person that she is]], she shares it with her cousins, dividing the money equally between four people; yet even after that she's left quite wealthy.
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