Hot Seat winner scoops $250,000.

By David Knox on March 22, 2010 / Filed Under News 11

A contestant on Hot Seat has won $250,000.

Julie King was tonight asked the question “What is Tucume in Peru most famous for?” She correctly answered Pyramids from the other alternatives, Forests, Mountains and Deserts.

Host Eddie McGuire noted that the contestant had “lost it all in the ’80s, who’s been married for 38 years with her husband, a contract driver.”

Meanwhile Deal or No Deal gave away $50,000 tonight.

Last Monday, Hot Seat also gave away $100,000.

The $250,000 win is 2.5 times the cash prize of reality shows including My Kitchen Rules, homeMADE and Australia’s Perfect Couple.


  1. Paull March 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm -

    I was so happy for her, she deserved the win.

  2. John March 23, 2010 at 12:10 am -

    I think after BB4 and the two winners on Millionaire nobody cares about how much prize money is offered anymore.

    The $5 Million prize on millionaire had pretty poor ratings. And If Masterchef had a $1Million prize I doubt any more people would’ve watched it.

    @tvaddict Pretty sure Bert’s family feud had a top prize of $100K per ep from what I can remember.

  3. alfagirl March 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm -

    Fantastic. How lucky to be there on a night with easy questions.

  4. tvaddict March 22, 2010 at 10:57 pm -

    and to think back about 5 yrs ago the top prize on Berts Family Feud was about $5k, and that was shared between them not even each! Good for her, sounds like she deserves a break…

  5. "Anonymous" March 22, 2010 at 9:43 pm -

    Good for her. Doesn’t do anything for me though.

  6. AA March 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm -

    Lovely to see a good amount won on Hot Seat.

  7. Adam March 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm -

    Young Money, Cash Money

  8. Nathan March 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm -

    Congratulations to her. That’s great to see that you don’t have lose weight, dance, cook or renovate to win money.

  9. Sasha Sorak March 22, 2010 at 7:25 pm -

    I’m gonna apply to go on the show now! I need $$$$$$$$$$$$$!

  10. vrom March 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm -

    *sigh* if only it were me.

    But not to worry, congrats to her and wish her all the best.

  11. Andrew March 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm -

    Congrats to her. Hope she uses it wisely.

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