Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Illinois Instant Riches, The Big Spin, Flamingo Fortune, Make Me a Millionaire, Cash Explosion, Hoosier Millionaire, NY Wired, Powerball: The Game Show, Make Me Famous, Make Me Rich, Bonus Bonanza, Powerball Instant Millionaire, Fun a Fortune, Fame and Fortune, Pepsi Billion Dollar Sweepstakes, $100, 000 Fortune Hunt, Megabucks Giveaway. Excerpt: Illinois Instant Riches (later known as Illinois Luckiest) was a lottery game show airing in the state of Illinois, as well as nationally on Chicago-based Superstation WGN-TV. The show was hosted by former MTV VJ Mark Goodman, with Linda Kollmeyer (who still remains with the station doing lottery drawings) as his co-host and Bill Barber as announcer. The show was produced by Mark Goodson Productions (later Jonathan Goodson Productions), and premiered on July 9, 1994. The show was renamed Illinois' Luckiest in 1998 and aired until 2000. For contestants to appear on the show, they must have bought an Illinois Instant Riches/Illinois' Luckiest scratch-off ticket from an Illinois Lottery retailer. If they uncover three TVs, then the ticket is sent in to the given address. Players were randomly chosen from those tickets to be in the show's contestant pool, but only a certain number of them would be selected to play an on-stage game. Several of the games on this show were transported to and from some other lottery game shows, most notable, Flamingo Fortune (Florida), Bonus Bonanza (Massachusetts), and NY Wired (New York); the differences are mentioned in this article. Elements from these games also carried over to the current quarterly-based Michigan Lottery game show Make Me Rich. Fifteen contestants were in the contestant pool. Kollmeyer would spin a wheel that was hooked to lights above each contestant's seat. When the wheel stopped, the player whose seat was lit would play a g...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
|Title||:||Lottery Game Shows in the United States|
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