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In the game show, PRESS YOUR LUCK, a contestant can bank a generous portion of cash and valuable prizes but it all gets wiped out, taken away if the contestant gets a whammy and then the contestant has to rebuild the bank.
The Press Your Luck Game Show will be back for a new season in July and memorable episodes of the Press Your Luck game show were being re-aired tonight.
Press Your Luck Game Show Hosted by Elizabeth Banks
In a Press Your Luck game show episode that aired on ABC television at 10pm, tonight, Thursday, June 30, 2022, it was intense.
The Press Your Luck game was hosted by Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Banks had to put her head down on the table by the end of the game show's episode.
Yes, it was an intense game. Three contestants - two women named Stephanie and Falawna and a man entered this game.
Stephanie, a librarian at the college that she had also attended, received four whammies and was eliminated from the Press Your Luck game early on.
Because the chance of landing on a whammy can be high, the very idea of spinning can be intimidating for Press Your Luck game show contestants. When the option to pass spins on to a different contestant is available, some contestants choose to do that as a strategy to keep them in the game and keep them from being eliminated by four whammies.
Falawna, who introduced herself as a single mother of two daughters, ages ten and twelve, had an emotional rollercoaster as she banked a significant amount of money (about $86,000) and seemed to come close to winning the game before she too was eliminated from the game with four whammies. Falawna had managed to go ten spins without whammies before getting that fourth whammy.
PRESS YOUR LUCK game show hostess Elizabeth Banks complimented contestant Falawna as a legendary player that handled her loss with grace.
The contestant going to the final round in Press Your Luck
The male contestant was the one to enter the final round of this episode of the Press Your Luck game show.
He gave props to Falawna and called her "The Queen of the Spins".
He had no money banked but he was still the winner of the game because he had not been eliminated by whammies.
Elizabeth Banks said that this was the first time that a Press Your Luck game show contestant had made it to the final round with $0 banked and that he needed to get some money in his pockets to walk away from the game with.
The Press Your Luck game show audience chuckled at this.
The support team cheering this contestant on at the game show were his wife of almost fifteen years, his mother, and his thirteen year old daughter.
He is a military veteran who gained weight after being fit and in good shape for his service.
He was proud to say that he had lost almost 100 pounds of that gained weight over the past six years.
He was eager about the possibility of winning over $9,000 worth of exercise equipment among other amazing prizes including his & hers Toyota cars (a Toyota Tacoma truck and a Toyota Highlander), a ring upgrade with over 2 carats of diamonds for his wife's wedding ring, a trip to Hawaii for a wedding vow renewal ceremony and more!
Sadly, this man had to walk away from the game with no winnings at all in the end.
His cash money and prizes banked were all lost to four whammies!
In the Press Your Luck game show, a contestant is eliminated from the show when the contestant has received four whammies.
As Elizabeth Banks had said that it was the first time in Press Your Luck game show history that a contestant had entered the final round with no money, she also stated at the end of the game that it was the first time in Press Your Luck game show history that a contestant had completed the final round with no money.
Elizabeth Banks, sad to see this contestant lose, subsequently put her head down on the table. She must have been tired from that rollercoaster.
The credits rolled to end the show. I sat there for a minute in a stupor over what I had just seen.
What a show that was!
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