If you’re like most people, you probably enjoy viewing watching game shows. They’re entertaining, educational, and, of course, very thrilling to watch. But have you ever imagine what it’s like to actually join one? It usually takes a combination of genius and sheer luck to join and win in these contests.
The people below are some of the most memorable contestants ever in game show history and while most of them will be remembered in a positive light, one of them actually ended up behind bars for committing fraud in front of national TV.
Read on and check out their fascinating stories:
#1. A Lucky Pregnant Woman
Back in 2008, pregnant contestant Jessica Robinson became the first Deal or No Deal grand winner after taking home $1 million. She refused banker’s offers over and over again until she won the jackpot.
Also, she’ll forever be remembered for declaring, “I got Texas guts, y’all!”
#2. The Price Is Exactly Right
Also in 2008, Terry Kniess, a weatherman from Las Vegas, made history on 38-year game show The Price Is Right after correctly guessing the exact price of a Showcase amounting to $23,743. His secret? He was a big fan of the show and did lots of research in advance. The showrunners eventually had to change their system because of his victory, according to a report.
#3. “I just won $75,000!”
Leonard Cooper was mostly in the last spot for 2013 Teen Jeopardy!. However, he was able to turn his fortune around when he outsmarted the other contestants during a hard Daily Double question. Watch the video above and see for yourself!
#4. Amazing One-Letter Solve
Caitlin Burke definitely left Wheel of Fortune with “a good feeling” after correctly guessing a 27-letter puzzle – when she only had one letter to work with.
#5. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m gonna win the million dollars.”
Of course, we have to mention John Carpenter of the Who Wants To Be A Millionare? fame. In 1999, he made it all the way to the million-dollar question without using any of his lifelines. When he finally used one, he called his dad to tell him he really didn’t need his help.
#6. Jeopary! Genius
Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings made history by staying on the game for 74 straight days before he got defeated. Obviously, he won lots and lots of money along the way.
#7. Put A Ring On It!
Morgan Welge’s kept getting lucky during The Price Is Right but she probably didn’t expect this one – a proposal from her boyfriend Nick Parker.
#8. Daily Double Dude
Roger Craig became popular on Jeopardy! not only for his intellect but for his amazing ability to find Daily Doubles. It may seem luck for most but actually, Craig is a computer scientist and he spent a lot of time studying patterns on the show.
In short, he’s one smart guy who cracked the system and walked away winning.
#9. He Really Wanted To Be A Millionaire!
Ed Toutant was initially eliminated on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? but he came back, proving that the question was actually flawed. He got back on the game and ended up taking home $1.86 million.
#10. Cheating By Coughing
Lastly, we have British army major Charles Ingram, a contestant on UK’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? who will forever be remembered but not in a good way.
Ingram actually won a million pounds during the show but it was eventually discovered he had two accomplices in the studio, one of which was Tecwen Whittock who was coughing in pattern to lead Ingram to the right answers.
Guy Proposes To Girlfriend With Taylor Swift As ‘Third Wheel’
“It’s a love story baby just say yes!”
If you and your bae are big Taylor Swift fans, it only makes sense to incorporate your fandom in some for your proposal, right? Like maybe do it during a concert or something?
Well one guy decided to take the idea to another level by doing the proposal right in front of Taylor Swift herself. The story has since gained viral attention on social media and made headlines on many news websites not only because of the sweet moment but because of the pop star's epic reaction to the whole thing.
Fans Anthony and Stephanie first met in 2013 during a Taylor Swift concert.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige Admits He Has “Ideas” for X-Men and Avengers Crossover
Make it happen, Marvel… Make it happen!
There’s no doubt about it: Marvel Studios is definitely the king of the box office for 10 years now. They’ve been releasing one hit movie after the other since 2008 when they launched Iron Man starring Robert Downey Jr.
Fans and critics have received their movies well and if there’s one thing everyone’s been dreaming about, it’s probably a crossover between the Avengers and the X-Men. This, of course, seemed to remain nothing but fan fantasy since 20th Century Fox owns the rights to the X-Men film franchise – until very recently.
The good news is that Disney is already in a bid to acquire Fox. If that happens, it will mean that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally be able to use X-Men and Fantastic Four characters in their movies....
‘Star Wars IX’ Could Feature These 7 Interesting Characters
The next ‘Star Wars’ film could bring back familiar faces and introduce new major players.
The wait for Star Wars IX is a long one. Nevertheless, fans are already looking forward to what will happen in the sequel following the death of Luke Skywalker. But is Luke really gone for good? There are speculations that Mark Hamill's character will be back despite his tragic end in The Last Jedi.
Luke Skywalker is not the only character who is expected to return in Star Wars IX. General Leia Organa is still set to play a major role in the untitled sequel although Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016.
Here are more characters who might show up in the next Star Wars film:...