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Club Millionaire Update

By December 12, 2011

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Since Who Wants to Be a Millionaire kicked off its tenth season this past September, they've been running a viewer sweepstakes called "Club Millionaire." Viewers logged in each day to enter keywords that were revealed during each episode and were offered the chance to win prizes, including the opportunity to appear on the show as a contestant.

Last week, Club Millionaire was discontinued. A short note was posted on the website but viewers were left with questions - and I received many of them. I reached out to those who could answer your questions and received the following statement from a Millionaire spokeswoman:
"The third party company that operated the Club and its website was no longer able to fulfill their agreement. Valleycrest Productions is ensuring that any outstanding prizes due to Club contest winners are fulfilled. We are exploring the possibility of continuing the Club with another partner, but until that decision is made, all Club activity has been discontinued. If and when a new Millionaire Club gets underway, any accumulated member points would transfer into the new Club."
Let me be clear on something - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a class act all around. They didn't pull a fast one or try to renege on their commitments to Club Millionaire participants. Unfortunately things like this happen, and the people involved are really trying their best to offer a new, similar program for viewers.

The good news is that three people were indeed chosen from Club Millionaire to be contestants on the show. You may have seen the first one last week - the other two shows have taped and will air in early 2012.

If you still have questions or concerns about Club Millionaire, you are invited to send an e-mail to millionaireinfo@abctv.com.

We will of course let you know if and when Club Millionaire returns, and would like to thank the people at Valleycrest Productions for addressing this situation.


March 2, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(1) Karen La Rue says:

I was a winner for millionaire as a home viewer for the $1,000 morgage/rent in the millionaire club October 2011 and have yet to receive the money. I have contacted by e-mail three times now and the show contacted me once in January telling me I would get my winnings but have yet to receive it. would someone please get a hold of me. Better yet send me my winning $1,000.00. Karen La Rue. laruekaren@yahoo.com.

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