And, of course, Peter Marshall was the center square, and traded places with host Tom Bergeron on the first week's second-to-last episode.
Peter: Object for the players is to get three stars in a row, either across, up-and-down or diagonally; it is up to them to figure out if a star is giving a correct answer or making one up; that's how they get the squares. A game is worth a tho — A THOUSAND DOLLARS?![stunned] Whoa! Times have changed...!
Certain contestants fall under this category as well:
Tarek Tolba, who not only won three cars during his five-show run (for a total of $154,521), but never lost a game.
Jenny Thomas, who became the biggest winner in the history of the franchise. She won a "Close but No Cigar" week (highest scores amongst non five day champs competed for a slot in that year's Tournament of Champions), went on to win the Tournament and $50,000, ending up with a grand total of $196,175.