I have to admit it – sometimes Energi Gal and I like to stay in on Friday nights. It’s not about saving money or anything like that. I think it’s just that it’s good to wind down from a long work-week.One of the shows that we like to watch is 1 vs. 100. I do okay, but Energi Gal is a dominate force. We’ve seen about 8 episodes and on only one question has she not known the answer – and on that question she guessed it right!
Right before the commercial they have a “Play 1 vs. 100 at Home” game for $100,000. The question is typically extremely easy such as this past week’s “What completes the phrase ‘like finding a ________ in a haystack.'” The options were a) pitchfork b) needle c) ice pick. Answer correctly (as 99% of the people in the group of 100 did) and you get entered in the drawing. It’s free to play via the web, but they advertise the easy way – text messaging from a cell phone. Of course there’s a 99-cent charge per entry and fortunately you can enter up to 10 times.
It makes me wonder how many people miss the fine-print and the disclosure of the 99-cent charge. How much money do you think NBC brings in from this lottery?