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Which show had the bigger budget and bigger payouts
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 01:20:54 PM »
Oops...I should clarify that I don\'t think it reset for each new champ

No, it didn\'t, and I admittedly didn\'t see the \"whether it was won or not\" in Tim\'s post.


The episode with the $27,500 win (the third-to-last show) had a champ who was only on her second day, whereas the finale two days later had a $7,500 jackpot and no mention of a returning champ.


So the answer to Matt O.\'s question of how and when it reset is one and the same: when it was won.

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Which show had the bigger budget and bigger payouts
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 02:14:07 PM »
I want to say they added $2500/day to the end game jackpot only if it was not won whether it was won or not, starting at a $5K minimum pot? 


I know it\'s me reading this wrong, but all I could think of is that this was probably the show\'s budgetary downfall.  After all, thirteen weeks in and the bonus is around the $150,000 mark.  Six months, and the bonus is worth more than $300,000 a shot.  It\'s amazing they didn\'t bankrupt the network.

My bad.  Jackpot started at $5,000.  Added $2,500 per day until won, then once the jackpot was won, they went back to the $5K minimum for the the next show, regardless of who was the champion du jour..


The only way that the show could go over budget is if the end game was won more on the opening $5,000 jackpot.  $5,000 won five days in a row is $25K versus $15K if the jackpot would only be won every five days.


So in the case of the $27,500 win ($2500 x 10 days + initial $5,000), their budget was spared an additional $25,000 over those 10 days had the game been won each day instead.

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