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Jackpot: A Swindle Mystery

(Swindle #6)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  982 ratings  ·  95 reviews
The sixth installment in the Swindle series, in which The Man With The Plan gets a new rival . . . and the search for a missing lottery ticket becomes a hunt of epic proportions.
JACKPOT: the top prize in a game or lottery; a sensational and unexpected success, stroke of luck, windfall, bounty, pay day . . .
What would you do with $30,000,000? That's the question everyone in
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published January 7th 2014)
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The Man with a Plan is out on another adventure. Griffin Bing and his team are out to find a lottery ticket worth 30 million dollars until 6:00 on October 6th, when the the ticket will be worthless. But this task isn't as easy as any of the other missions Griffin has attempted. His rival, Darren Vader, will stop at nothing to find that ticket. A new kid, Victor Phoenix, is also searching for it, and he has an advantage that Griffin wouldn't have guessed.

This is an action-packed novel for anybody
Zachary Bohrod
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book was outstanding! It was fun to read because it had a lot of funny things. Also it had so many details which made it even better than it already was. It was about Ben,Griffin and Savannah who find out that there is a missing lottery ticket out somewhere in their town. I thought it could have been different is some parts. I thought some things could be more interesting in some parts. I think that fourth through sixth graders would like this book as much as I do. Gordon Korman is a great w ...more
Ms. Yingling
Griffin is back, still bedeviled by Darren Vader, and still hanging in there with his group of friends. However, there is a new kid in town, Victor Phoenix, who seems to hate Griffin and be intent on stealing all of Griffin's friends. When Griffin finds out that Victor was the target of bullying at his old school, he hopes to dissuade his friends from hanging around with the kid, but the plan backfires. When the news hits the town that a $30 million lottery ticket was sold nearby and needs to be ...more
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has to be my favorite book in the whole Swindle series. Loved it.

A deadline is approaching, one that could leave one person in the world $30 million dollars richer... or not. Our favorite group of kid schemers are back... and they're going after a missing lottery ticket that hasn't turned up in almost a year's time; if the winner doesn't collect soon, there's no money. Griffin Bing and his friends get involved, except, this time, they're not working on the plan together.

Dawnie Campbell
I am a huge Gordon Korman fan. This was not my favorite book of his. There were so many things that happened that almost had me rolling my eyes because they were soooo unlikely. I kept thinking, "Seriously, what are the odds that...."
I did enjoy the book, however I did not find it to be as action driven as his other books I have read. Some people have said that they like that it is more character driven, yet I don't see that I found myself attaching to the characters. And the way the book ended.
Bobby Rohlfes
Aug 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is a fantastic book with a little bit of mystery, action and suspense. It is about a group of friends named Savanna, Logan, Pitch , Ben, and griffin. Griffin got into some trouble. Then a new kid named victor comes to there school but does not like Griffin. It is griffins plan to find out why victor doesn't like him. There is one more part to the story, a person that lost a thirty million dollars and don't know they won. It is griffins other plan to find out who has the thirty ...more
Nov 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dmitry Jakobs
The book that I decided to read as my book 8 was "Jackpot" by Gordon Korman. This story is about a young boy, Griffin Bing aka "The Man With a Plan", who has yet another crazy and adventurous plan. A 30 million dollar lottery ticket has gone missing but that is not the biggest problem for Griffin. There is a new kid in town and he is "stealing" all of Griffin's friend which is also his team for putting plans into action. Griffin has to go around 3 towns in Long Island searching for a lottery ti ...more
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book a group of friends is investing a lottery ticket worth millions that won a while ago but it never was cashed in. About a week before the ticket expires they decided that they wanted to find it and try to cash in some of the money. They investigate people who have been known to buy lottery tickets at the store that it was purchased from and they search a few that have been know to be hoarders or people that lose things.

This book is a great read. It grabs your attention page after pa
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Grades 4-5
200 pages. Another book in the Swindle series with more crazy adventures of the crew. This time the man with a plan decides to find a lottery ticket that has only a little while before it will expire. It has been almost a year and no one has claimed the winnings. A new boy comes to town named Victor and he is pretty sneaky. He weasels his way into the crew and manages to oust Griffin in the process. This one seemed to take forever to read and lacked as much excitement as the others, but fans of ...more
Mason Laaughlin
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book it was about the 6 kids trying to find a missing lottery ticket for 33 million dollars. They check the security cameras at the store the ticket was bought from and wrote down suspects. They go around town searching for the people who could of been the owner of the ticket. read the book to find out if they find it.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ms-majk-1-2
This book I really enjoyed reading this book. This book kept me reading just so I can figure out what happens at the end. The book was suspenseful throughout the whole entire book. After I finished reading this book I felt this is one of the better book that I read . At the end this book was great all around.
Reed Ohrtman
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I normally do not enjoy fictional books but this book I enjoyed even if it is fictional. Overall the whole hunt for the 30,000,000 dollars was fun to see the characters go through all of this. I would like to read more books by Korman because of the way he writes his books.
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Gordan korman is a great author he makes me laugh with his books i love this one swindle is just such a fun series
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. My least favorite so far of this series....though I am reading them out of order.
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think it is very kind of the kids to give the grand prize to Mr. Fielder. And it is unusual when you run into someone who donates 3 million bucks for the library.
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jackpot, by Gordon Korman, is a standard mystery book that I didn’t really enjoy. It did teach a powerful moral that people shouldn’t fight against others to get what they want. I thought that the best parts of the book were when different people were doing different things, yet Gordon Korman made it all seem flow logically. There was never a confusing part in this book at all. Something that I didn’t like was the fact that the conclusion to the book came just a few pages after the climax and I ...more
Barrette Plett
It was fine, but a little unsatisfying.
Xenophon Westie
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!
L. Mitchell
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hate this app how do you read the book
Isaac Moore
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was very good I liked the details it had!
Jannat Sandhu
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Jacob Doede
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response
I thought Jackpot was a pretty good book. It made you keep guessing what was going to happen next, so I wanted to keep reading on and on. The plot was very good, and I also really liked the author, Gordon Korman.

Plot Summary
Griffin Bing has many friends. They all work together to solve mysteries. One day Griffin thinks of a plan. He sends Darren Vader, his arch nemesis, on a trip all through town to find the missing thirty million dollar lottery ticket. Its all a trick, though,
Ethan Anderson
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the shortest Swindle novels, and one of the biggest stories. This was really great! I finished this in a day- I couldn't stop reading! Gordon Korman really is one of those true masters with words, and I didn't see any of those twists coming! saying there's a lot of twists spoiling? If so, I'm so sorry.
Nicholas R
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3rd-9-weeks
Griffin Bing or the man with the plan found his friends hanging out with the new kid, Victor Phoenix! Griffin has come up with a plan to find the $30 million lottery ticket and to win back his friends, but yesterday partner up with the worlds biggest bully, Daren Vader! Well griffin find the lottery ticket and will he win back his friends? Find out when you read Jackpot.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was ok.
Matt P.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gordon Korman

There's 30 Million dollars on the loose. Someone won the Giga Millions Lottery on October 6th, however, no one knows where the ticket is or who won. There's 3 weeks until it is worth zero, a year after it was purchased. Griffen and his group of friends want to get back at Darren, the school bully. However, Darren manages to make Griffen look like a bully in front of the whole school and the new kid. Victor Phoenix joined his group of friends and has kind
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michael Glen Barfuss

There is 30,000,000 dollars up for grab on a lost lottery ticket and it is somewhere in Cedarville. Griffin Bing wants to win the money, but his enemy ,Darren Vader, wants the money for himself. A new kid that started going to their school, Victor Phoenix, is in on the ticket, but his helping the wrong side which he doesn’t know he is doing. In the end Griffin finds the ticket, but the money doesn’t go to him. It goes to the man that owned the ticket, yet lost it. The old ma
Adam Nielson
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever heard of an unclaimed 30 million dollar lottery ticket? That is the plot of the book Jackpot. In it, student Griffin Bing, A.K.A. The Man With The Plan, and his friends, Ben Slovak (his best friend), Antonia "Pitch" Benson (a climber), Melissa Dukakis (a computer whiz), Savannah Drysdale (an animal lover), and Logan Kellerman Atwater Jr. (an actor), are trying to find the lottery ticket before it expires. A new kid in town named Victor Phoenix is working with Griffin's friends. He' ...more
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

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