Johnny Thumper, a student of theology, is convinced that his life has been a waste. But he gets the opportunity to change things when he wins $82 million in the lottery.
But Thumper must find his purpose in life-even as he deals with his feelings for his friend Virginia, a beautiful, married, American Indian. In an attempt to break herself out of a cycle of depression caused by her sick husband's deteriorating condition, she and Johnny set out on a cross-country mission to witness a ritual at a sweat lodge. As they travel from state to state, Thumper feels closer to Virginia, but he keeps his feelings at bay as he tries to figure out what to do with his newfound wealth.
Thumper and Virginia must overcome social and cultural obstacles in order to accomplish their dreams and realize their destinies in this unforgettable journey.