'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Launches 'You're In The Hot Seat Home Game' February 8, Offering Over $1.5-Million In Cash Prizes to Home Viewers

Viewers Have the Chance to Win $100,000

Game Cards to be Distributed in 'Millionaire'-Branded Valpak(R) Savings Envelopes

Jan 11, 2010, 06:00 ET from Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning February 8, home viewers of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" will be able to win cash prizes just like the show's hot seat contestants in the "You're In The Hot Seat Home Game." The home game will award Millionaire viewers a total of over $1.5-million in cash prizes and provide them with daily opportunities to win individual prizes ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.

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Thirty-million scratch-off game cards will be distributed in Millionaire-branded Valpak® savings envelopes beginning January 25. Every weekday, February 8 - May 28, host Meredith Vieria will announce a new winning answer during the broadcast of "Who Wants To Be Millionaire." Viewers with game cards that match the winning answer will win whatever cash prize is shown on their game card. Viewers can also go online to www.millionairetv.com to request a game card.

"This is the highest paying home game that we've ever had on Millionaire," said executive producer Michael Davies. "Our viewers have never had the opportunity to win this kind of cash, without actually coming to New York and appearing in the hot seat," he added. "We're excited that we'll be able to reward some of our dedicated viewers with some Millionaire money of their own."

"Consumers look to their Valpak envelope for savings and value," said Deanna Willsey, Director of Corporate Communications at Valpak. "Beginning February 8, we will also help them make money with this great 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' sweepstakes," said Willsey. Valpak will send out thirty-million envelopes nationwide that will prompt consumers to look inside for their official game card.

About Who Wants To Be A Millionaire:

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira currently is in its eighth season in syndication. The hit game show is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Michael Davies and Leigh Hampton are executive producers. Meredith Vieira and Rich Sirop are co-executive producers. For more information about Millionaire, visit www.millionairetv.com.

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