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Offline ssetta

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Skunked during PCH week?
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:34:09 PM »
I'm just wondering what happened if no pricing games are won during Publisher's Clearing House week. How do they handle the $20,000? Do they bump it up to $40,000 on the next show? I remember when they first started and played Plinko every day they did that.

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Re: Skunked during PCH week?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 07:29:53 PM »
I might be recalling something different but I seem to remember one time where no pricing game was won, they awarded it to the Showcase winner.

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Re: Skunked during PCH week?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 07:40:25 PM »
I might be recalling something different but I seem to remember one time where no pricing game was won, they awarded it to the Showcase winner.
What happens if there's no pricing games won and a double overbid in the showcase?
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Re: Skunked during PCH week?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 07:52:08 PM »
That was during the very first PCH week you are thinking of - Plinko was played every day, with a growing jackpot each day the center slot was not hit. Since it was only hit the first day for $20,000, they awarded $25,000 to the showcase winner on Friday’s show.

As we’ve seen in the past, they take the necessary steps to ensure a win happens (remember Pathfinder being setup easy?). I would guess that it would be awarded to the showcase winner if a pricing game wasn’t won, but I doubt anyone here knows officially what would happen if there was no showcase winner as well.

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Re: Skunked during PCH week?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 07:53:30 PM »
PCH would award the 20k to Mike Richards.

Which would explain the one-win solution in Pay the Rent and the evil Lucky Seven setups. :biggrin:
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