Episode number: 10
Luck of the Draw
1st season finale
First Aired: 05/17/95
Production number: SL-110
Previous Episode: The King is Back
Following Episode: Into the Mystic
SummariesOn a seemingly perfect Earth, Wade wins the lottery; then Quinn learns the real purpose of the contest. -Fox
Wade finds that she has money to burn when she wins the lottery in a seemingly utopian world, but she soon discovers that her silver cloud has a very dark lining. -TV Guide
20. Lottery EarthSociety on this world keeps the population down to a mere 500 million through a variety of means including birth control drugs in cola and a lottery system which usually proves fatal to the winners. The president of this world's United States is Jocelyn Elders.
The Sliders are joined by two others from this world: Ryan and a dog named Henry.
21. Cliffhanger EarthAt the end of the episode Luck of the Draw, Quinn was shot in the back by the Lottery Police while escaping Lottery Earth.
In Into the Mystic, the Sliders spent their three days on this world taking care of Quinn; Ryan helped by digging the bullet out of Quinn's shoulder. Ryan, and presumably Henry the dog, stayed behind on this world.
- Nicholas Lea, who appeared in this episode as a potential fifth Slider, is best known for his work as Special Agent Krycek (a.k.a. Ratboy) on several episodes of THE X-FILES.
CreditsWritten by: Jon Povill Directed by: Les Landau Music by: Dennis McCarthy Theme by: Mark Mothersbaugh Guest Starring: Nicholas Lea as Ryan Cynthia "Alex" Datcher as Julianne Murphy Kevin Cooney as Ken Neisser Special Guest Appearance by: Geoff Edwards as Himself Co-Starring: Tim Henry as Agent Jones Featuring: Mike Kopsa as Agent Wilson Nathan Venering as Father Fergus Walter March as Fatherly Man Kristina Matisic as News Anchor Ted Cole as Friendly Man David Glyn-Jones as Elderly Man