Ross Miller, of Parker, Colo., wins $16,000 on Let's Ask America game show
Another Colorado contestant will play on Friday
Last Updated: 94 days ago
DENVER - A Colorado man won $16,000 Monday on Let's Ask America, the game show that lets viewers at home be the contestants.
Ross Miller, of Parker -- backed by his Broncos jersey-wearing family -- said he plans to use some of the $16,000 to take the family to Disney World.
Let's Ask America airs on Denver's7 each week day at 2:30 p.m.
Miller won by correctly guessing how Americans answered a survey conducted by Let's Ask America.
For example, when asked for the unhealthy habit most doctors would admit having -- smoking, eating fast food or not wearing sunscreen -- Miller correctly guessed, eating fast food.
In what show host, Kevin Pereira, called a "gutsy play," Miller bet all the money he'd won -- $3,200 -- on the final question of the day. He correctly guessed that the car option least likely to be chosen by car sales people would be satellite radio. The correct guess boosted his winnings fivefold to $16,000.
Another Colorado resident, Anne Hanson of Westminster, will play on Friday's episode.
Let's Ask America polls the nation about fun and irreverent topics to find out what people are thinking (e.g. Which of these shows did a group of prison inmates say they would choose to watch in their cell for an entire year? a) "Dr. Phil," b) "Days of Our Lives," c) "The View"). Then, all the contestants have to do is correctly predict the answer. The prize money increases with each question. There are three rounds and at the end of each round, the contestant with the lowest cash total is eliminated from the game.
When contestants are tied, they take part in a "Dash for Cash," which will include a physical challenge. In the final round, the last remaining contestant can wager all or part of their winnings on the "final question of the day." Players who choose to wager all of their money can win up to five times the amount of his or her earnings, for a possible $50,000.
To become a contestant, all you have to do is go to letsaskamerica.tv and sign up. Every day, four contestants will be chosen to play the game and win up to $50,000 cash from their home.
LET'S ASK AMERICA. It's simple. If you think you can predict what America is thinking, you can not only watch, you can play on TV and win cash from the comfort of your home.
"Let's Ask America" was developed by Jeff Apploff ("Don't Forget The Lyrics," "Take Me Out") and the late Jim Paratore. Michael Canter ("1 vs. 100," "Parental Control") and Jeff Krask ("Deal or No Deal," "The Mole") will executive produce the second season of "Let's Ask America." Todd Stevens ("Friends," "Mike & Molly") and Jeff Apploff also serve as executive producers.
"Let's Ask America" is produced by Telepictures and paraMedia inc and distributed domestically by Scripps. The format will be distributed internationally by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
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