History Awesome / SaleOfTheCentury

5th Oct '16 4:38:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* 4 September 1980: Vincent Smith becoming the first Lot winner, winning $73,099 after claiming the $25 in the final Fame Game. [[ForegoneConclusion He had such a huge lead over his opponents]] [[TheyJustDidntCare that they didn't even bother playing the final three questions.]] Vince would go on to author ''The Great Australian Trivia Quiz Book'', as well as compete in numerous "Sale" tournaments, including the 21st Anniversary Challenge (where he advanced to the finals, showing that he still had it even 20 years later).

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* 4 September 1980: Vincent Smith becoming the first Lot winner, winning $73,099 after claiming the $25 in the final Fame Game. [[ForegoneConclusion He had such a huge lead over his opponents]] [[TheyJustDidntCare that they didn't even bother playing the final three questions.]] questions. Vince would go on to author ''The Great Australian Trivia Quiz Book'', as well as compete in numerous "Sale" tournaments, including the 21st Anniversary Challenge (where he advanced to the finals, showing that he still had it even 20 years later).
7th Sep '16 8:57:06 PM goldenroad
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* 21 May 1987: Marilyn Benthien wins the Lot, accumulating $248,515 (including a $106,000 Cash Jackpot) during her seven-night run, and hitting the Century mark on five of her shows. She later competed in the following year's World Championship, but was defeated by eventual champion David Bock. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N1Z8GfSEWA Here's her complete run, including her World Championship match.]]

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* 21 May 1987: Marilyn Benthien wins the Lot, accumulating $248,515 (including a $106,000 Cash Jackpot) during her seven-night run, and hitting the Century mark on five of her shows. She later competed in the following year's World Championship, but was defeated by eventual champion David Bock. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N1Z8GfSEWA Here's her complete run, including her World Championship match.]]



* 8 July 1999: Andrew Yeend wins the Lot on a tie-breaker, with a total of $357,889 (including a $184,000 Cash Jackpot), making him the series' tenth largest winner during the show's run.

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* 8 July 1999: Andrew Yeend wins the Lot on a tie-breaker, with a total of $357,889 (including a $184,000 Cash Jackpot), making him the series' tenth largest winner during the show's run.
1st Sep '16 9:05:11 AM Hallwings
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* 21 May 1987: Marilyn Benthien wins the Lot, accumulating $248,515 (including a $106,000 Cash Jackpot) during her seven-night run, and hitting the Century mark on five of her shows. She later competed in the following year's World Championship, but was defeated by eventual champion David Bock. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N1Z8GfSEWA Here's her complete run, including her World Championship match.]]
27th Jul '16 7:26:37 AM Hallwings
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* 1987: Linda Credit wins the Lot, for a grand total of $140,457. During her run as champion, she also won $14,000 in the Instant Cash.

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* June 9, 1987: Linda Credit wins the Lot, for a grand total of $140,457. During her run as champion, she also won $14,000 in the Instant Cash.
11th Jul '16 3:00:09 AM goldenroad
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* October 1988: Mike [=McCarthy=] wins the Lot, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bELuHDPa7_8 accumulating $262,444 in cash and prizes (including a $126,000 Jackpot) during his eight-night run.]]

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* October 1988: Mike [=McCarthy=] wins the Lot, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bELuHDPa7_8 accumulating $262,444 in cash and prizes (including a $126,000 Jackpot) during his eight-night run.]]
16th Jun '16 9:38:56 AM Hallwings
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* April 26, 1985 (daytime): Jeff Colburn clinches the Lot, winning $123,753. In the previous episode, he cleared the board and won an Oldsmobile Toronado with a score of $121.
16th Jun '16 7:50:26 AM Hallwings
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* 8 July 1999: Andrew Yeend wins the Lot on a tie-breaker, with a total of $357,889 (including a $184,000 Cash Jackpot), making him the series' tenth largest winner during the show's run.



* 21 February 2001: Simon Fallon, whose run comprised of the first eight regular episodes of the final season, wins $434,065 (including a Jackpot of $292,000).

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* 21 February 2001: Simon Fallon, whose run comprised of the first eight regular episodes of the final season, wins $434,065 (including a Jackpot of $292,000).$292,000), making him the third highest winner during the show's run.
13th Jun '16 6:22:02 AM Hallwings
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* 11-17 November 1994: Champion Dean Sole wins the lot in only five shows, posting scores of $164, a franchise record $201, $110, $150, and $165, giving him a total of $85,313. [[note]]This version kept the shopping format for its entire run, with no cash jackpot.[[/note]]

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* 11-17 November 1994: Champion Dean Sole wins the lot in only five shows, posting scores of $164, a franchise record $201, $110, $150, and $165, giving him a total of $85,313. [[note]]This [[note]](This version kept the shopping format for its entire run, with no cash jackpot.[[/note]] )[[/note]]
13th Jun '16 6:18:25 AM Hallwings
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* 23 March 1999: 21-year-old Ben Wong, who often won his games with over $100, wins $340,249 (including a Jackpot of $178,000) despite trailing throughout most of the show. Wong was the last Lot winner before the premiere of ''Who Wants To Be a Millionaire'' and in turn, the "New Century" format.

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* 23 March 1999: 21-year-old Ben Wong, who often won his games with over $100, wins $340,249 (including a Jackpot of $178,000) despite trailing throughout most of the show. Wong was the last Lot winner before the premiere of ''Who Wants To Be a Millionaire'' and in turn, as well as one of the last before the "New Century" format.
11th Jun '16 11:58:36 PM goldenroad
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* 9 September 2005: Rob O'Neill becomes Temptation Lot Winner #3, winning $701,241, and making him the all-time Australian game show champion... [[spoiler:that is until [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Rob "Coach" Fulton became Australia's first Millionaire one month later]].]]

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* 9 September 2005: Rob O'Neill becomes Temptation Lot Winner #3, winning $701,241, and making him the all-time Australian game show champion... [[spoiler:that that is until [[Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Rob "Coach" Fulton became Australia's first Millionaire one month later]].]]
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