14. With contestant favorite Plinko, named, as you might imagine, for the “plink, plink, plink” sounds the chips make as they drop, players can nab up to $25,000. But the chips may be just as valuable, with CBS revealing there are just 10 Plinko chips in creation and they’re considered so special that they’re locked away after each use.
15. And according to a redditor, one person truly got the luck of the draw when they happened to play the game just after it’d been used for an ad, an invisible fishing line inserted so that the chip would be directed to the $10,000 slot. The contestant was awarded $30,000 after she won (“Everybody is screaming Drew is literally jumping up, down,” the redditor said). A producer ran out as Drew dropped her fourth card. “He SLAMS against the token it falls,” the witness stated. Producers refilmed the segment after catching the error. The Plinko player took home $30,000 plus the $3,000 additional she received in the do over.