History Awesome / SaleOfTheCentury

19th Oct '17 6:40:24 AM goldenroad
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* 1994: Tony Pestill wins with a grand total of $344,183 in cash and prizes. He is also the first Australian contestant to have finished all his games with a score of at least $100.

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* 1994: Tony Pestill wins with a grand total of $344,183 in cash and prizes.$344,183. He is also the first Australian contestant to have finished all his games with a score of at least $100.



* 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'' as well as one of the last before the "New Century" format.
* 8 July 1999: Andrew Yeend wins the Lot on a tie-breaker, with a total of $357,889 (including a $184,000 Jackpot), making him the series' tenth largest winner during the show's run.
* 31 May 2000: Tom Beck becomes the first Lot winner of the "New Century" era, winning a grand total of $420,573 (including a Jackpot of $250,000). Beck would go on to win two "Super Sale" contests in February and September 2001[[note]](Super Sale was a best of three contest featuring Beck and whomever won the lot next, with the winner earning cash equal to the second Lot winner's jackpot.)[[/note]], adding nearly a half million more in winnings.

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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'' as well as one of the last before the "New Century" format.
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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 Jackpot), making him the series' tenth largest winner during the show's run.
run, and the last before the "New Century" format.
* 31 May 2000: Tom Beck becomes the first Lot winner of the "New Century" era, winning a grand total of $420,573 (including a Jackpot of $250,000). Beck would go on to win two "Super Sale" contests in February and September 2001[[note]](Super Sale was a best of three contest featuring Beck and whomever won the lot next, with the winner earning cash equal to the second Lot winner's jackpot.)[[/note]], adding nearly a half million more in winnings.



* 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 most of its entire run (with the exception of some episodes in 1993), 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 version kept the shopping format for most of its entire run (with [with the exception of some episodes in 1993), 1993], with no cash jackpot.)[[/note]]
19th Oct '17 6:34:11 AM goldenroad
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* April 11, 1984: David Rogers chooses to leave the show with the Cash Jackpot of $109,000 (the highest Cash Jackpot amount reached on the daytime version), thereby winning a total of $122,084 in cash and prizes.[[note]](In the daytime version's "Shopping" era, the Cash Jackpot was offered as a separate prize level. David would have needed to win the next night with a score of $80 or more to take all prizes plus the Cash Jackpot.)[[/note]]

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* April 11, 1984: David Rogers chooses to leave the show with the Cash Jackpot of $109,000 (the highest Cash Jackpot amount reached on the daytime version), version and the highest in the overall US run), thereby winning a total of $122,084 in cash and prizes.$122,084.[[note]](In the daytime version's "Shopping" era, the Cash Jackpot was offered as a separate prize level. David would have needed to win the next night day with a score of $80 or more to take all prizes plus the Cash Jackpot.Lot, which would've given him an over $200,000 payoff.)[[/note]]



* April 1-8, 1985 (syndicated): Alice Conkwright, who [[CurbStompBattle completely decimated her opponents]] (reaching the Century mark on each of her six shows, including, on her first day, taking down champion Michael Friedman, [[DownerEnding who was going for the Lot]]) and refused every Instant Bargain offered to her. This steadfast refusal led to several FunnyMoments, discussed on that tab.[[note]](Just for the record, she won $141,406, including a $77,000 Cash Jackpot.)[[/note]]

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* April 1-8, 1985 (syndicated): Alice Conkwright, who [[CurbStompBattle completely decimated her opponents]] (reaching the Century mark on each of her six shows, including, on her first day, taking down champion Michael Friedman, [[DownerEnding who was going for the Lot]]) and refused every Instant Bargain offered to her.her, including a total of $11,000. This steadfast refusal led to several FunnyMoments, discussed on that tab.[[note]](Just for the record, she won $141,406, including a $77,000 Cash Jackpot.)[[/note]]
6th Oct '17 10:17:59 AM Hallwings
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* October 1985: Brett (surname not available) wins a total of $338,878, including a $204,000 Cash Jackpot (being only the second person in Australia's Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)

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* 25 October 1985: Brett (surname not available) wins a total of $338,878, including a $204,000 Cash Jackpot (being only the second person in Australia's Australian Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)
6th Oct '17 10:14:11 AM Hallwings
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* April 11, 1984: David Rogers chooses to leave the show with the Cash Jackpot of $109,000 (the highest Cash Jackpot amount reached on the daytime version), thereby winning a total of $122,084 in cash and prizes.[[note]]In the daytime version's "Shopping" era, the Cash Jackpot was offered as a separate prize level. David would have needed to win the next night with a score of $80 or more to take all prizes plus the Cash Jackpot.[[/note]]

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* April 11, 1984: David Rogers chooses to leave the show with the Cash Jackpot of $109,000 (the highest Cash Jackpot amount reached on the daytime version), thereby winning a total of $122,084 in cash and prizes.[[note]]In [[note]](In the daytime version's "Shopping" era, the Cash Jackpot was offered as a separate prize level. David would have needed to win the next night with a score of $80 or more to take all prizes plus the Cash Jackpot.[[/note]] )[[/note]]
12th Aug '17 6:33:43 AM brichards85
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* 1985: Ian Steven performed a similar feat in the Speedround the scores were $15-$25-'''$170'''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rw-wATh2yQ This promo]] refers to it as being the highest one-day score. He went on to win the Lot, not buying a single item in the Gift Shop along the way.
* 12 November 1986: In his final game, future Aussie ''Sale'' question-setter David Poltorak answered 35 of the 55 questions posed on that show ('''16''' of which being the Speedround), winning with a staggering '''''$200''''', and winning a then-record total of $376,104[[AndNinetyNineCents .27]] (including a $244,000 Jackpot).

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* 1985: Ian Steven Stevens performed a similar feat in the Speedround Fast Money the scores were $15-$25-'''$170'''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rw-wATh2yQ This promo]] refers to it as being the highest one-day score. He went on to win the Lot, not buying a single item in the Gift Shop along the way.
* October 1985: Brett (surname not available) wins a total of $338,878, including a $204,000 Cash Jackpot (being only the second person in Australia's Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)
* 12 November 1986: In his final game, future Aussie ''Sale'' question-setter David Poltorak answered 35 of the 55 questions posed on that show ('''16''' of which being the Speedround), Fast Money), winning with a staggering '''''$200''''', and winning a then-record total of $376,104[[AndNinetyNineCents .27]] (including a $244,000 Jackpot).



* 1990: Cary Young wins the first Masters tournament



* 1994: Tony Pestill wins with a grand total of $344,183 in cash and prizes. He is also the first Australian contestant to have finished all his games with a score of at least $100.



* 1997: Cary Young showed he still had it, 15 years after first winning the Lot, by becoming the first ever Masters champion.

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* 1997: Another Masters tournament airs; Cary Young showed he still had it, 15 years after first winning wins the Lot, by becoming final against recent champion Len Keating (who won the first ever Masters champion.lot in 1995)



* 1989 (date to be checked): Hamish [=McDouall=] wins the lot on his final night with a grand total of $96,513. [[note]](The following year, he also wins the New Zealand final of [[Series/Mastermind Mastermind]], with his specialist subject as "the life and works of [[Music/DavidBowie David Bowie]]".[[/note]]

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* 1989 (date to be checked): Hamish [=McDouall=] wins the lot on his final night with a grand total of $96,513. [[note]](The following year, he also wins the New Zealand final of [[Series/Mastermind Mastermind]], Series/{{Mastermind}}, with his specialist subject as "the life and works of [[Music/DavidBowie David Bowie]]".[[/note]]
12th Aug '17 6:12:54 AM brichards85
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* April 11, 1984: David Rogers chooses to leave the show with the Cash Jackpot of $109,000 (the highest Cash Jackpot amount reached on the daytime version), thereby winning a total of $122,084 in cash and prizes.[[note]]In the daytime version's "Shopping" era, the Cash Jackpot was offered as a separate prize level. David would have needed to win the next night with a score of $80 or more to take all prizes plus the Cash Jackpot.[[/note]]



* September 24, 1985 (syndicated): Tim Holleran, whose original 8-day run began on the May 24, 1985 season 1 finale of the Syndicated series, wins the Lot, becoming the all-time American winner[[note]](in regular play, not counting tournaments)[[/note]] with $166,875 (including a $90,000 Cash Jackpot).

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* September 24, 1985 (syndicated): Tim Holleran, whose original 8-day run began on the May 24, 1985 season 1 finale of the Syndicated series, wins the Lot, becoming the all-time American winner[[note]](in regular play, not counting tournaments)[[/note]] with $166,875 (including a $90,000 Cash Jackpot).Jackpot, the highest amount achieved on the syndicated version).
12th Aug '17 5:56:57 AM brichards85
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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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* 1989 (date to be checked): Hamish [=McDouall=] wins the lot on his final night with a grand total of $96,513. [[note]](The following year, he also wins the New Zealand final of [[Series/Mastermind Mastermind]], with his specialist subject as "the life and works of [[Music/DavidBowie David Bowie]]".[[/note]]
* 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 most of its entire run, run (with the exception of some episodes in 1993), with no cash jackpot.)[[/note]]
11th Jul '17 7:17:50 AM Hallwings
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* 1986 (daytime): Jody Spreckles wins the Lot, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYWlS51rng leaving with a total of $107,462]]. She was brought back due to an error that occurred during her original tenth game and cleared the board by defeating a six-time champion.

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* August 8, 1986 (daytime): Jody Spreckles wins the Lot, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHYWlS51rng leaving with a total of $107,462]]. She was brought back due to an error that occurred during her original tenth game and cleared the board by defeating a six-time champion.
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.
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