Retired Bank Manager from North Carolina is fourth million dollar winner on “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUBTM” national TV game show
After just 27 episodes, “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB”, the weekly, nationally-syndicated television game show produced by Scientific Games Productions, LLC (a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation) under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced a fourth millionaire winner. The show’s companion lottery instant game, which benefits good causes in 15 participating U.S. states, hit a milestone, exceeding $200 million in sales. More than 19 million entries have been awarded in the game’s online promotion to win trips to Las Vegas and potentially be chosen to appear on the TV game show.
Companion instant lottery game hits milestones with more than $200 million in sales and 19 million+ entries awarded in online promotion
LAS VEGAS and ATLANTA – December 7, 2015 -- After just 27 episodes, “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB”, the weekly, nationally-syndicated television game show produced by Scientific Games Productions, LLC (a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation) under license from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) announced a fourth millionaire winner. The show’s companion lottery instant game, which benefits good causes in 15 participating U.S. states, hit a milestone, exceeding $200 million in sales. More than 19 million entries have been awarded in the game’s online promotion to win trips to Las Vegas and potentially be chosen to appear on the TV game show.
On the episode that aired the weekend of November 21-22, Hickory, North Carolina native Elizabeth Davolio made it to the final round by winning $100,000 playing “Bank Buster.” Davolio then risked it all for her chance at becoming the show’s next million-dollar winner. After her fifth and final roll of the dice, Davolio rolled a lucky seven, landed on “Go” and won the top prize of $1 million. Host Billy Gardell (“Mike & Molly”) celebrated alongside the ecstatic retired bank manager.
“My experience playing ‘MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB’ has been life-changing,” said Davolio. “From the hospitality and travel accommodations, to the genuine excitement from everyone in my audience section who also won money when I won big, we all left Las Vegas with memories we’ll cherish for a lifetime – not to mention an extra million dollars that my family and I will put to good use!”
Since debuting earlier this year, the television game show has averaged more than one millionaire per seven episodes, which outpaces any other game show. The companion instant lottery game has been on sale in 15 states since spring 2015. A 16th state lottery offers players the opportunity to participate in the ‘MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES CLUB’ promotion via their loyalty program.
The “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” studio audience consists of lottery players and their guests. The lottery players all won a five-day, four-night trip for two to Las Vegas, with a stay at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and a seat in the audience to watch the taping and potentially be chosen as a contestant on the show.
Contestants are randomly selected from the live studio audience to compete in an array of MONOPOLY-themed games to win cash and prizes valued at up to $2.3 million per episode. On “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB,” the studio audience is deeply invested in the game play, as contestants split cash winnings with their section of the studio audience in each of the signature games. In the final round, the contestant willing to risk the most of their winnings plays for a chance at $1 million. If they pass GO, they collect $200,000 to split with their audience section. If contestant lands on GO, they win $1 million and their audience section splits a cash prize worth up to another $1 million.
Kevin Belinkoff, Executive Producer, said, “The fourth millionaire makes ‘MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB’ the winningest game show ever. The show awards more money faster than any other show in television history, surpassing the timeframe in which all its competitors awarded million dollar grand prizes.”
“MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” films on the largest, custom-built soundstage in Nevada, atop the largest LED floor ever used for a television series. The stage is located on the Las Vegas Strip adjacent to Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino where Gardell greets contestants and takes them through a series of games inspired by the iconic MONOPOLY game for their chance to win a million dollars.
The one-of-a-kind game show can be seen on stations owned by Tribune, Sinclair, Hearst, CBS, Tegna, Media General, Graham Holdings, and other leading station groups covering more than 90 percent of U.S. television households. Visit the “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” website for local listings.
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