History Awesome / SaleOfTheCentury

28th Apr '18 1:58:55 PM Hallwings
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* 14 March 1986: Geoff Saunders wins the Lot, totaling $307,608.
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* August 9, 1983: Barbara Phillips becomes the only player on the daytime version (Cash Jackpot era) to win the Lot, winning a then-daytime record[[note]](Not just of daytime Sale, but of daytime television, period.)[[/note]] of $151,689 (including a $68,000 Cash Jackpot).

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* August 9, 1983: Barbara Phillips becomes the only player on the daytime version (Cash Jackpot era) to win the Lot, winning a then-daytime record[[note]](Not just of daytime Sale, but of daytime television, period.)[[/note]] of $151,689 (including a $68,000 Cash Jackpot).



* 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 and the highest in the overall US run), thereby winning a total of $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 day with a score of $80 or more to take the Lot, which would've given him an over $200,000 payoff.)[[/note]]
* February 6, 1985 (nighttime): John Goss, who had previously been a big winner on ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'' and ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The New $25,000 Pyramid]]'', becomes the first Lot winner of the syndicated version, needing at least $95 in his final game to win everything ($156,339; including a $72,000 Cash Jackpot), and winning with '''[[OnTheMoney exactly $95]]'''.

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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 and the highest in the overall US run), thereby winning a total of $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 day with a score of $80 or more to take the Lot, which would've given him an over $200,000 payoff.)[[/note]]
* February 6, 1985 (nighttime): John Goss, who had previously been a big winner on ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'' and ''[[Series/{{Pyramid}} The New $25,000 Pyramid]]'', becomes the first Lot winner of the syndicated version, needing at least $95 in his final game to win everything ($156,339; including a $72,000 Cash Jackpot), and winning with '''[[OnTheMoney exactly $95]]'''.



* February 27, 1985 (nighttime): Helaine Lowery wins the Lot ($142,974; including a $64,000 Cash Jackpot), earning her victory in dramatic fashion after going into the SpeedRound trailing by $5.
* 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, 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]]

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* February 27, 1985 (nighttime): Helaine Lowery wins the Lot ($142,974; including a $64,000 Cash Jackpot), earning her victory in dramatic fashion after going into the SpeedRound trailing by $5.
* 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, 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]]



* 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, the highest amount achieved on the syndicated version).

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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, the highest amount achieved on the syndicated version).
10th Apr '18 9:09:12 PM goldenroad
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* 25 October 1985: Brett Ednie wins a total of $338,878, including a $204,000 Cash Jackpot (being only the second person in Australian Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)

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* 25 October 1985: Brett Ednie wins a total of $338,878, including a $204,000 Cash Jackpot (being only the second person in Australian Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)



* September 2001: Louise Williams becomes the last Lot winner of "Classic" Sale, winning $354,117 (including a Cash Jackpot of $182,000), her victory coming two months prior to the end of the series.

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* September 2001: Louise Williams becomes the last Lot winner of "Classic" Sale, winning $354,117 (including a Cash Jackpot of $182,000), her victory coming two months prior to the end of the series.
26th Feb '18 3:19:41 PM brichards85
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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 Australian Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)

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* 25 October 1985: Brett (surname not available) Ednie wins a total of $338,878, including a $204,000 Cash Jackpot (being only the second person in Australian Sale history to win more than $200,000 in cash)
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]]
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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).
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