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Offline wink87

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5 digit winnings
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:45:42 PM »
Anyone know the first time a contestant's winnings went over the $10,000 mark?

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 02:48:53 PM »
At least as early as 1975 with the first winner of Golden Road...
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Bryan, the Punchboard player who gave up $5,000 for a chance at $10,000 and won ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPQ_RRwCfhY )

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 07:10:49 PM »
More specifically, I was also wondering about showcase winners at the end of the show.

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 07:48:02 PM »
You could try going looking through the recap guide here to narrow it down: http://www.qwizx.com/tpirepguide

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 08:08:36 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I was going to say that, but do the work this time. Post 1972, the first recorded one is 1372D , aired April 15, 1975. http://www.qwizx.com/tpirepguide/?p=6519#.WoofjIPwbIU

I am not willing to wade through the first four months of the show's existence, because this took an $8,000 showcase, which I would doubt ever come in during 1972. If you want to know for sure, the resources are there.
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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 08:54:38 PM »
It's false. mellongraig put a video of 1361d (April 7th 1975) and the woman wins 10806$

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2020, 11:21:53 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I was going to say that, but do the work this time. Post 1972, the first recorded one is 1372D , aired April 15, 1975. http://www.qwizx.com/tpirepguide/?p=6519#.WoofjIPwbIU

I am not willing to wade through the first four months of the show's existence, because this took an $8,000 showcase, which I would doubt ever come in during 1972. If you want to know for sure, the resources are there.

The updated link for the episode in question:

http://tpirepguide.com/?p=6519

FWIW: The total was achieved by the contestant winning two cars, including one in her pricing game (Lucky 7) and the other in her showcase. Had she won both showcases she didn't, as she was more than $2,000 off her showcase she would have won more than $14,000.

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 11:37:07 AM »
It's false. mellongraig put a video of 1361d (April 7th 1975) and the woman wins 10806$

With this episode, the potential top winnings for the eventual winner given a Double Showcase win were $13,224. (She missed out on two items in Five Price Tags, her pricing game.)

Some time ago, I went back and looked at some old recaps on the http://tpirepguide.com/ website, and without looking now, I'd say sometime in the late summer of 1974 certainly not long after the introduction of the Double Showcase rule was the first time a contestant could potentially win more than $10,000 on the daytime TPiR.

The only time a $10,000-plus winner could possibly be earlier is if there was an unusually expensive (for the daytime show) prize offered in a pricing game or Showcase. (An example: The November 27, 1973 Price, where in the this episode where a Cadillac was offered as the top prize in one of the Showcases a contestant could theoretically come away with $12,205 in prizes, which didn't happen.)

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Re: 5 digit winnings
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2020, 03:18:18 PM »
With this episode, the potential top winnings for the eventual winner given a Double Showcase win were $13,224. (She missed out on two items in Five Price Tags, her pricing game.)

Some time ago, I went back and looked at some old recaps on the http://tpirepguide.com/ website, and without looking now, I'd say sometime in the late summer of 1974 certainly not long after the introduction of the Double Showcase rule was the first time a contestant could potentially win more than $10,000 on the daytime TPiR.

The only time a $10,000-plus winner could possibly be earlier is if there was an unusually expensive (for the daytime show) prize offered in a pricing game or Showcase. (An example: The November 27, 1973 Price, where in the this episode where a Cadillac was offered as the top prize in one of the Showcases a contestant could theoretically come away with $12,205 in prizes, which didn't happen.)

Brian

I wonder how early on the Nighttime show had a 5 digit winner. They of course were bigger budget, so I'd have to think they'd have done it first, but that could be wrong.