Game Shows Wiki
George Gray
Prize Delivery Guy
Ed McMahon
Chrissy Sanford
$25 Million Dollar Hoax.png
NBC: 11/8/2004 - 11/22/2004
Hallock Healey Entertainment
Reveille Productions

$25 Million Dollar Hoax consists of three unscripted hour-long episodes in which small-town girl named Chrissy Sanford plays a hoax on her own family by convincing them she had won a $25,000,000 lottery prize through the internet, and that it had changed her from a sweet girl into a spend-a-holic. This program is an example of reality television and it was originally based on the equally short-lived British series Million Pound Hoax.


the series was an unscripted show that help a daughter (i.e. Chrissy Sanford) play a "practical hoax" on her family by convincing them that she won the lottery and changed from a level-headed, sweet girl to a selfish spend-a-holic. Sanford successfully pulled off the hoax which won her family over $400,000 in cash and prizes.

Other Banners[]

British Version[]

As mentioned above, the original show was called Million Pound Hoax which aired on Sky One in 2004.


72px-TV-PG icon svg.png


Official Site (via Internet Archive)
Article about the British version (courtesy of