So the real question is, did anyone ever win the big prize? Yes!! According to illustriousgameshowpage.com, a total of nine couples won the million dollar prize!! To earn the million, couples had to solve 6 puzzles in the bonus round over the course of three consecutive shows. Below is Bill and Cheryl Gilmore winning the million dollar prize during season one.
I'm sure the $9 million (and change) that they had to shell out was one of the reasons that it only lasted for two seasons. The million dollar prize was actually annuitized over 25 years and in the second season offered $100,000 worth of prizes (including two new cars) plus a $900,000 annuitized payment. But surprisingly even with the largest prize in game show history, the show's popularity dwindled from its initial high ratings. The third season plans never happened and the show's format was sold to a UK production company, which gave it the name "All Clued Up" and lasted for five seasons. I vividly remember watching the show with my dad who is a game show fanatic. So much so, that was bought the board game as seen below. I still have the game despite several attempt to sell on eBay.