On March 13, 2019, ABC and Fremantle announced a collaboration to bring Press Your Luck back to life. Elizabeth Banks has been chosen to host the show.
A Show That Isn’t Scripted “Press Your Luck” is a game of wits, strategy, and even bigger stakes in which competitors try to dodge the legendary and wicked WHAMMY for a chance to win life-changing cash and rewards.
In the ABC version, a participant competes against the Whammy for the chance to win a fortune. By answering questions, three participants compete against each other to collect spins on the Big Board.
The participants then use their spins to earn cash and prizes while avoiding the WHAMMY, which might wipe out all of their winnings and leave them with nothing.
The winner proceeds to the bonus round, where they will compete against the WHAMMY for a chance to win $1 million in the final battle.
So, how do you feel about tonight’s episode, “May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor“? And the concluding episode is particularly noteworthy.
Release Date for Season 3 Episode 12 of Press Your Luck
On the season finale, host Elizabeth Banks is back to help participants win the BIG BUCKS.
Press Your Luck On ABC, and Season 3 Episode 12 will air on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT.
Episodes are also available on-demand and on Hulu the next day.
The stakes have never been higher as contestants attempt to evade the famous and wicked WHAMMY in the hopes of winning life-changing cash and rewards.
Tracy Brown (Oakland, California), Lee Paschen (Edwards Air Force Base, California), and Debbie Weiser (Edwards Air Force Base, California) join Banks on the show (hometown: Los Angeles, California).
Playing the Game
For each episode, we meet three new contestants. The first round is identical to that of 1983–86, with the exception that there are three rather than four questions.
In the first Big Board round, the maximum money amounts are $3,000—4,000—5,000, and in the second round, $6,000—8,000—10,000.
Win a cash prize of up to $50,000! The High-Scorer at the End of the Big Board Round Advances to the Bonus Game The leading competitor spins the wheel one at a time until a clear winner emerges.
The last contestant progresses to the bonus round if two of the three contestants have four whammies each.
The tiebreaker is open to all three participants if all three have $0 but did not crash out. Season 3 saw the introduction of Lead Plus.
One Rotation In this position, the candidate earns $1 more than the second-place finisher.
Press Your Luck Season 3 Episode 12 Promotional Photos
Bonus Round Of Press Your Luck Season 3 Episode 12
The winner of the bonus round competes against the Big Board alone for a chance to win up to $1 million.
The champion must spin five times without stopping in each of the five rounds: five in the first, four in the second, and three in the third.
Each of the first four rounds adds prizes to the Big Board, with the winner receiving a luxury car or a dream trip worth over $150,000.
The champion’s bank is wiped out, but not their main game victories; any rewards in the bank are restored to the Big Board.
The bonus game ends if the winner gets four Whammies. $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, and $100,000 are the maximums.
With each round, the prize pool increases. It must be taken that round if the champion hits an extra spin location.
A champion must finish the round with a bank total of $0 or greater to stop playing and keep all earnings. If a round finishes with a $0 value, the next one begins immediately.
The winner receives all of the cash and rewards in the bank if they stop or complete all five rounds.
The bonus game ends when the bank reaches or exceeds $500,000, and the prize pool is boosted to $1 million.
Fremantle is the producer of “Press Your Luck.” Jennifer Mullin, Elizabeth Banks, and Max Handelman serve as executive producers alongside showrunner and executive producer John Quinn.