Game shows through the years have come and gone but one thing remained: incredible prizes! From cars, homes, cash and more cash, most game show prizes left contestants feeling lucky. And with the prizes below, let's just say these contestants had no limit as to what they walked away with. They did so well that some of the shows could not afford to continue their lucky success.
Ever win a 1975 Corvette Stingray? "The Price is Right" made this dream happen among other outstanding prizes. Two contestants played "Let 'Em Roll" and won the beauty. Imagine that, Bob Barker! And on Drew Carey's watch.
A Cool Million. "The Price is Right" also had Alex Rose. Alex smelled like a rose after walking away with 1.1 million dollars. Cash prizes are the best. That price is right! Don't forget to neuter or spade your pet (a Bob Barker tradition).
A Really Cool Two Million! "Jeopardy" has Ken Jennings, the longest contestant to play. Jennings walked away with the largest prize ever on Jeopardy – over two million (by almost two hundred thousand). Trebek and hidden judges would rule on questionable answers. But when it came to Jennings, there was no question, he was great!
A Sprawling Home. "Dream House" was a game show that everyone would love to play (if it was still active). You win a dream home. The rules defined a rotating door in the short-running game show that ended in 1984. Once someone won another couple entered the competition. Meaning, hit the road winner, you are done.
Who Wants To Be A Multiple Millionaire? "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Kevin Olmstead! Olmstead won over two million (by, again, almost two hundred thousand) and was also on "Jeopardy" with total winnings combined that reached 2.2 million. And that's our final answer.
A College Education. "The Challenge" is a survivor-format show for kids to try and win a college scholarship. A college scholarship was an original prize idea not offered by other game shows. The show first aired in 2003.
A Business Kick Start. "Shark Tank" offers the entrepreneurs an offer they can't refuse if their skills are good enough for the five person panel – a start on their business. Now, that is sweet considering how difficult it is these days to get any business started. "Shark Tank" is favored by the business oriented. The panel defines the title – a shark tank.
A New Career! "The Apprentice" makes you work as your job interview. But the huge prize is a fantastic paying career opportunity. Let's not knock this one since the unemployment lines have been known to climb. A job is a job, yet an apprentice job offered by Donald Trump is a dream of a lifetime for many.
A Million Bucks…in1980! "The Joker's Wild" in 1980 gave out a one million dollar prize. Sure, it doesn't sound like much but back then it was like hitting the lottery. Gas was like forty cents then. Hell, even a Ferrari could be had for about twenty grand, so a million went pretty damn far. Everyone loved watching the huge switch start spinning the cards. But when the jokers showed up it felt like a rush to most gamblers.
A Tesla Roadster. "The Price is Right" does it again but with a Tesla Roadster! It is not only a sports car that began production in 2008. It is also an electric car which is much, much sweeter than a car relying on gas only. Eco-friendly and the most pricey prize, the Tesla rocked them all!