Seven’s Million Dollar Minute has decide to change the game and it could translate to more millions being given away.
Starting Monday, the popular quiz show will introduce a new $300,000 „Safety Net‟ jackpot in a bid to motivate even more contestants to strive for the ultimate prize of one million dollars.
Under current rules, contestants who succeed at the $75,000 level are guaranteed to keep that money if they choose to play on and chase bigger winnings. The $75,000 Safety Net remains in place, but from Monday players who go on to win at the $300,000 level will keep this massive jackpot instead.
This stunning rule change will revolutionise tactics. With a guaranteed $300,000 in their pocket, contestants risk nothing in playing on for the next jackpot – $500,000. And in a second new feature, a brand new jackpot level of $750,000 has also been introduced. So rather than facing the daunting prospect of leaping from the $500,000 to $1,000,000, players will put less money on the line should they dare to continue.
Host of Million Dollar Minute, Simon Reeve, said he expected that the current record of $535,000 won by Dougal „the Google‟ Richardson in October was now in danger.
“This is a big win for contestants and for viewers at home,” he said. “We can expect to witness even more adrenalin-charged moments and life-changing wins than ever before,” Simon said.
Million Dollar Minute airs 5:30 PM weekdays on Seven.