by poolparty | July 29, 2008 at 09:00 am
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This story cracks me up.  I’ve always wanted to go on the Price is Right and play Plinko.  The popular game show made a commercial featuring Plinko, so they rigged the game so the Pinko chip would always hit \$10,000.  Well someone forgot to undo the rig, and when a lady got chosen to play Plinko she landed on \$10,000 three times!  Producers finally caught on after the third time she hit it, so they immediately stopped the taping. Unfortunately they won’t be airing the mishap for all of us to enjoy.  I am now curious if the game has always been rigged.  Either way, I wish I could have been that lucky lady!

the Plinko game had been rigged to hit the \$10,000 slot for a commercial that they were shooting before the taping. After the commercials were done, however, some bonehead forgot to reset the game.

When a woman who won the chance to play Plinko started dropping her chips, one by one they each landed in the golden slot. It wasn't till the third one that producers figured out what was going on, stopped rolling and explained the mishap. They then returned all her chips, reset the game and let the contestant start over.

With no assistance, she won 3k. The show decided to give her the 3k plus the 30k. Lucky bitch. The footage was cut from the show and will not air.

For those not familiar with Plinko:

A contestant is shown four small prizes. For each prize, s/he sees two digits, but only one is right. Either the first digit shown is the correct first digit or the last digit shown is the correct last digit. For each small item guessed correctly, the contestant wins a chip. Bob gives the contestant a free chip just for playing the game, so five chips can be earned. The contestant climbs to the top of the Plinko board and drops the chips on a pegged board. The pegs send the chip skyrocketing all over the board until they land in slots representing money amounts at the bottom. The slots are, from left to right; \$100, \$500, \$1000, \$0, \$10000, \$0, \$1000, \$500, \$100. A maximum of \$50,000 can be won. After all the chips have dropped, the contestant wins whatever money s/he has earned to that point.

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at 11:10 on July 29th, 2008

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Well, it's not her fault that the game wasn't de-rigged after the commerical.  I think they only did what's right - giving her the money from the first 3 and redoing it.

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I think that if they didn't give her the 30K, she would have sued and got the money anyway, if not more.  They just wanted to prevent that from happening.

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She won the money, even if it was an accident.  I assume the only reason they had her redo it was so they could film and show that scene instead.

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I was on The Price Is Right and I played the game Plinko.  I won \$1600.  How do I know the game was not rigged to keep me from winning bigger when I played?

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