5 Prolific Game Show Winners Who’s Lives Changed Forever

Tuesday, January 17 by Irving Oala

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There are new game show winners just about every day around the world, as there have been for decades now since game shows became really popular in the 1950's. So, you have to imagine there are some people who have made fortunes via game show success and had their lives changed forever through this exciting form of entertainment. Check out the five most prolific game show winners listed below.

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1. Ken Jennings. The most recent prolific game show winner was "Jeopardy's" Ken Jennings, who won on the syndicated hit game show from June 2nd to November 30th in 2003. In this time he won a whopping 2.27 million dollars and clearly had his life changed forever.

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2. Dr. Kevin Olmstead. One of the first big winners on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," Dr. Kevin Olmstead won it all on April 10th, 2001. He truly had his life changed with the 2.27 million dollar payout from his multiple choice knowledge.

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3, Ed Toutant. A few months later, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" once again made headlines with another one of the top game show winners through Ed Toutant. Ed became a multi-millionaire on September 7th, 2001 with a 1.86 million dollar payout.

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4. Lt. David Legler. On NBC's short-lived gameshow "21," Lt. David Legler won $1.765 million dollars on February 9th, 14th and 16th, making his military pay seem like a drop in the bucket. This also may have led to the collapse of the game show itself.

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5. Curtis Warren. After winning on 1988's game show sale of the century, Curtis Warren appeared on the short-lived Fox game show "Greed" in early 2000, winning it as well. His total winnings for these appearances were over 1.42 million.

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