Eric wants a million dollars. So he's asking you to put up the cash. He'll do anything for it. Anything! Except causing permanent disfigurement to himself or others, he'll abide by the laws of the country the acts are held, and he will not cause harm to any other living creature or human.
Why does he want to do this? Well, he could buy a house, pay off his debt, buy a round at the bar, invest it, help the people who have helped him... whatever! Doesn't matter, he just wants a million dollars.