Contestants win money by guessing which members of the celebrity panel answer questions correctly, with payoffs determined by odds set by the studio audience.

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James MacKrell ...
 Himself - Host / ... (59 episodes, 1974-1977)
Carol Wayne ...
 Herself (37 episodes, 1974-1977)
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3 Contestants from April 1 (April Fool's Day) to June 28, 1974 and became 2 Contestants from July 1, 1974 to October 1, 1976 (1 A Returning Champion on the weekday NBC-TV Show & 2 New ones each week on the nighttime syndicated program from September 9, 1974 to September 11, 1977) compete for cash & A New Car. Seated before them in podiums lined up similar to a horse-racetrack "Starting Gate" numbered from "1" to "6" are 6 stars. As Host "The Owner of CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES" Jim McKrell reads a question and after which the members of the studio audience select the one celebrity they believe will answer correctly. The 2-3 Contestants bet up to the take of U.S. Dollar Bills of $2, $5 & $10 {Later from $1 to $10} (of their bankroll, initially $20 from 4/1 to 6/28/1974 and increased into $50 from 7/1/1974 to 10/1/1976 on NBC-TV and $100 on Syndicated from 1974 to 1977) on who will believe what they answer correctly in a different way. The odds of a celebrity having the correct answer are ... Written by Ben Hallums<benhallums1@hotmail.com>

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Family | Game-Show

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1 April 1974 (USA)  »

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'Dan Hanks (I)', playing under his birth name of Dan Portley, became the first winner of the "Exacta Round" and the 2nd highest money winner in the history of the show. See more »

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Celebrity Sweepstakes
(1974-1977)
Written by Alan Thicke
Performed by The Stan Worth Orchestra
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