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What are the eligibility requirements of TV game show winners?

Asked by Roby (2939points) October 29th, 2011

Watching ‘The Price is Right’ as the credits roll it states that Contestants must meet eligibility requirements. What are the requirements? I even read once where a contestant did not meet the requirements and thus did not receive their prizes.

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augustlan's avatar

I think this generally means things like: Not related to anyone working for the show/network/sponsors, being of legal age, and being a legal resident.

Roby's avatar

I was thinking maybe it also included being able to meet the taxes on the prizes won..Could that also be one?

augustlan's avatar

Hmm, I wouldn’t think so. That seems like an issue between the government and the contestant, not the game show and the contestant.

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The Price is Right

Eligibility Information: Due to eligibility requirements, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the studio. If you want to be considered as a contestant you MUST:

*Bring TWO forms of identification to the studio such as a driver’s license or DMV I.D. AND something with your Social Security number on it, such as an insurance card, pay stub, tax return or actual SS card. Or, provide us with the last four digits of your SS number. If you don’t have proof of your SS number with you it must be supplied within 30 days in order claim any prizes. If you are from outside of the USA and do not have a SS card, this will not be required as part of your I.D. A passport can be a substitute for the driver’s license.

*As of Nov. 12, 2007, anyone who has not been a contestant on the show in the last 10 years is eligible to be chosen. Also, you must:
*Never have been on any other game show, local, syndicated or network, within the past year.
*Never have been on more than two other game shows in the past 10 years.
*Not be affiliated with anybody employed by CBS Corporation, including any parent, subsidiary or entity affiliated with the CBS Corporation.

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