February 05, 2008 03:28 PM by Jennifer_Brown
Deal or No Deal is downright determined to send someone home with the $1 million grand prize. They’ve even created the Million Dollar Mission to help things along a bit. But still, to date, they’ve yet to find that big winner.
Monday, February 11th, could be the day they find their winner. In a special 90-minute episode, Philadelphia-native, Tamika Kendall, will face a Deal board holding an unprecedented 11 $1 million cases.
Over the history of the show, 10 people have chosen $1 million cases, but none have gone “all the way” to take that $1 million home. In September 2007, Deal or No Deal created the Million Dollar Mission, during which contestants received an extra $1 million case for each contestant ahead of themwho didn’t take home the big prize. The Mission went for eight weeks, but still no winner. Still hoping for that big winner, Deal or No Deal reinstated the Mission in January 2008. Tamika will be the 12th contestant in the Million Dollar Mission line.
“I have been on this mission for someone to win a million dollars since the show premiered in 2005,” said host Howie Mandel. “Given that this contestant will start the game with 11 $1 million dollar cases, there’s a very good chance my mission may be deemed successful.”
The special 90-minute episode of Deal or No Deal will air Monday, February 11th, 9:30 – 11:00 PM (ET) on NBC.
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