Jul 16, 2010
Back in the 1980s Michael Larson made the most money ever on the game show Press Your Luck. And it was no accident—Larson had a plan to get rich that surprised everyone: The home viewers, the show's producers and mostly Larson himself.
This and other stories of million dollar ideas, including some from our listeners. Web extra: Listen to Producer Robyn Semien talking with a listener named Abel Gonzales, about his million dollar idea.
- Planet Money's Chana Joffe-Walt has this story about a really ambitious million dollar idea: Getting people to see the good side of death. Planet Money is a collaboration between NPR and This American Life. Check out their blog and twice weekly podcast. (15 minutes)
Larson on Press Your Luck, where he won a record $110,237 in 1984.