FOX Game Show Mistake: Couple Loses 800K With Correct Answer

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New York — A couple who lost $800,000 on a Fox game show — despite giving the right answer — has been invited back for a second try.

On Monday’s episode of new game show “Million Dollar Money Drop,” contestants Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti bet $800,000 on the question: which product was sold in stores first, the Macintosh computer, the Post-It Note or the Sony Walkman?

The couple quickly dismissed the Macintosh and then debated between the Post-It and the Walkman, with Okoye confident enough that it was the Post-It to risk $800,000 on the answer. The show said he was wrong, but, it turns out, he was right.

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A couple who lost $800,000 on a Fox game show — despite giving the right answer — has been invited back for a second try.

On Monday’s episode of new game show “Million Dollar Money Drop,” contestants Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti bet $800,000 on the question: which product was sold in stores first, the Macintosh computer, the Post-It Note or the Sony Walkman?

The couple quickly dismissed the Macintosh and then debated between the Post-It and the Walkman, with Okoye confident enough that it was the Post-It to risk $800,000 on the answer. The show said he was wrong, but, it turns out, he was right.

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Due to a research error, the show’s producers had the wrong information on the original date the Post-It was rolled out in stores. The Walkman debuted in 1979, while the Post-It debuted in 1980, the show originally thought. But internet research later revealed that 3M, who had given the show the 1980 date, was mistaken: “the product was originally tested for sale in four cities under the name ‘Press ‘N Peel’ in 1977, sold as ‘Post-its’ in 1979 when the rollout introduction began and sold nationwide in 1980,” the show’s executive producer said in a statement.

As a result, the show has invited the couple back for a second chance.

Read entire article at HuffingtonPost.com

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