Jackpot (1974–1975)

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16 contestants attempt to solve riddles and become the "King of the Hill" and win a possible prize of $50,000.

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1975
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Himself - Announcer (1 episode, 1975)
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"Jackpot" featured 16 contestants attempting to solve riddles and become the "King of the Hill" and share in a potential top prize of $50,000. The 16 players played for the entire week, and it was a common thing for numerous contestants to win big jackpots. At the start of the week, one of the contestants was selected at random to be the "king of the hill". This player stood at a podium facing the other 15 players who represented the numbers 1-15 which each had a dollar value and a riddle. Before the game begins, host Geoff Edwards goes to the big board and reveals what the "Super Jackpot" is worth. The "Super Jackpot" is determined by two numbers: One which is a random value between 10 and 1000, and the second is what the number is multiplied by, which was between 1 & 50. The highest "Super Jackpot" was won on a January 1975 show, and was worth $38,750. The "Super Jackpot" card appeared at least once every 10 shows, but could appear even more frequently than that. During the game, ... Written by Ryan Arrowood

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All but two master tapes of this series were destroyed. See more »

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Followed by Jackpot (1989) See more »

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The Jet Set
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Written by Mike Vickers
Performed by Robert Cobert
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