412: Million Dollar Idea

412: Million Dollar Idea

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.

  • Shawn Allee tells a story of the oldest kind of million dollar idea, the scam. Or was it an honest venture? 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. (18 minutes)Personal Finance • Television

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Larson on Press Your Luck, where he won a record $110,237 in 1984.

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