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McMillion$

The McDonald’s 'Monopoly' scam was a huge scandal — and this docuseries explores the details.
By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2020
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The McDonald’s 'Monopoly' scam was a huge scandal — and this docuseries explores the details.

If you've ever played along with McDonald's regular Monopoly promotion, then you'll want to watch McMillion$. The marketing campaign itself is rather simple — handing out Monopoly tokens with burger purchases, which corresponds to the game's squares and lets customers win big. But in the 90s in America, someone worked out how to rig it and handpick the lucky folks taking home $1 million cheques, as well as other prizes.

Smartly, McMillion$ plays this 100-percent true tale as a whodunnit. If you don't already know the details, we'd advise you to keep it that way until you watch the docuseries' six very compelling and very bingeable episodes. You might not think that a show that spends so much time talking to FBI agents in nondescript offices would prove quite so gripping, but the case they uncovered is both complex and jaw-dropping. The interviews with the promotion's controversial winners, and with other figures involved with the scam, also have to be seen to be believed.

Published on November 24, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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