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  1. TriviaFan at |

    I watch Wheel of Fortune from time to time and was not aware someone claimed that million prize. It just seemed so impossible to me. Well looks like only one person ever did it so it is indeed a tough one.

    And no matter how many times I watch number 3, I never fail to laugh, it is a classic and usually always mentioned on tv game show lists.

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  2. jason stone at |

    a very fascinating list…when i saw the title the first one that popped in my head was the Press Your Luck incident..the documentary that explains how he did it and actually featured the other two contestants n that episode was very well produced and worth a look. the others on the list are a great read as well..very cool list.

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    1. jason stone at |

      oh and one more thing…surprised that none of the crazy Family Feud answers that have been shown over the years wasn’t an honorable mention..some of those were just hilarious!

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  3. Little_Sam at |

    That is a very interesting list. I agree with almost all of them. I would put Dr. Kevin Olmstead’s legendary win on Who Wants to be a Millionaire on this list somewhere. I am glad you mentioned Michael Larson and Ken Jennings. The Michael Larson fiasco on Press Your Luck was the darkest moment in game show history since the quiz shows scandals of the 50’s. Ken is a living legend and deserves to be number 1. Overall this is a great list and a job well done!!

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    1. brian at |

      How is it dark..he didnt cheat?

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      1. Little_Sam at |

        You are right of course. Larson did not cheat. What I meant was that the producers should have known better. The producers should have not had such a flaw in their system.

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  4. marc at |

    Don’t forget that Jennings competed in a special Jeopardy event pitting him against Brad Rutter and IBM’s Watson super-mega-genius computer. Watson, despite thinking that Toronto is a city in the USA, beat them both handily. Jennings’s Final Jeopardy answer included the quote, “I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” in a tip of the hat to the Simpsons. I watched the event at RPI in Troy, NY. It was pretty cool.

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  5. Jimbo at |

    The press your luck piece was awesome. I never knew about that story and was blown away by it. Amazing what that guy did.

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