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Saturday December 25, 2010

Contestants Lose $800,000 on Correct Answer (VIDEO)

The couple who lost $800,000 on the Fox Game Show “Million Dollar Drop” due to an error will be invited back for a second chance.

This week’s episode of the game showed Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti who bet $800,000 on the question: Which product was sold in stores first, the Macintosh computer, the Post-It Note or the Sony Walkman?

Gabe Okoye was confident enough that it was the Post-It to risk $800,000 on the answer. But the show said he was wrong, but it turns out, he was right.

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.

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

The executive producer, Jeff Apploff, released the following statement:
Unfortunately, the information our research department originally obtained from 3M regarding when Post-it notes were first sold was incomplete. As a result of new information we have received from 3M, we feel it is only fair to give our contestants, Gabe and Brittany, another shot to play ‘Million Dollar Money Drop’ even though this question was not the deciding question in their game. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the viewers who brought this to our attention, and we’re thrilled to give Gabe and Brittany the opportunity to return to play the game.

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