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Offline tpiradam

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Re: Biggest Winner Record Holders Daytime
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2021, 07:08:39 PM »
Christmas Eve has had two DSWs in recent records: $72,750 and $101,244. Neither were record winnings.

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Re: Biggest Winner Record Holders Daytime
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2021, 12:34:10 PM »
Wasn't there a Christmas Eve showcase one year that included an $80,000 car - I want to say a Lexus - and had a DSW (and a 6-digit total as a result)? I thought it was before 2006.

Turns out that it was Vicky Ann's win that I was thinking of, and (a) it was a season premiere, not Christmas Eve, and (b) it was a Viper, not a Lexus.

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Re: Biggest Winner Record Holders Daytime
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2021, 07:35:07 PM »
Seeing this gets me wondering... Scott, if you see this, would you know what the biggest winning total was for the 1972-1980 nighttime run?


It can't compete with a nighttime special. However...

Unsurprisingly, the "highest winnings" record was set eight different times during the first syndicated season as the show learned how to use its prize budget. After that, the record would go to a new contestant somewhere between zero and two times each season.

The biggest winner of the original syndicated series was crowned during the show's final season, when a single contestant won $35,142 in prizes.

Was there a winnings limit on that version, or did the winnings limit rule not apply even though the show was now on CBS O&Os in the final season? I know by this point CBS did have a $25,000 winnings limit but contestants could keep up to $10,000 more over the limit (up to $35,000 total).

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Re: Biggest Winner Record Holders Daytime
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2021, 05:11:00 PM »
Was there a winnings limit on that version, or did the winnings limit rule not apply even though the show was now on CBS O&Os in the final season? I know by this point CBS did have a $25,000 winnings limit but contestants could keep up to $10,000 more over the limit (up to $35,000 total).

Was it a "hard limit"? I thought CBS had switched to a "soft limit" (you were retired if you won more than $25,000, but you could keep everything you won) by then - Whew! and Beat the Clock had contestants with announced winnings of over $25,000.

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Re: Biggest Winner Record Holders Daytime
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2021, 06:35:03 AM »
Wasn’t there a showcase North of $90,000 on Bob’s last show?  Pretty sure I’m right…

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Re: Biggest Winner Record Holders Daytime
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2021, 08:25:44 AM »
Wasn’t there a showcase North of $90,000 on Bob’s last show?  Pretty sure I’m right…
You're right. Denise's winning showcase was $90,761, with her bid being $84,823, with a difference of $5,938. Her final total ended up being $140,235.