Charlie (Nicolas Cage) finds himself unable to pay a tip one day. He promises sweet but harassed waitress Yvonne (Bridget Fonda) that if his lottery ticket wins, he will split the proceeds with her! Astonishingly, Charlie does win to the tune of $4 million. Even more astonishingly, he keeps his promise to Yvonne. His wife (Rosie Perez) is furious but the New York press is delighted and shines the media spotlight on this white knight cop and damsel-in-distress waitress!