One contestant was in tears after winning a big £150,000 on Ant and Dec‘s Limitless Win, as he and his pal said they would be spending their earnings on reproductive treatment and a family home.
Connell and Michael from Belfast, who began Saturday night’s programme with 23 lives and £100,000 in the bank, proved that taking risks paid off.
When asked what their ‘dream’ amount to win would be by hosts Ant & Dec, they indicated they were aiming high and wanted to go towards £1,000,000.
They lost nine lives after answering their first question of the programme, but opted to keep going because they were ‘only here once’.
Their right response of five moved them up the ladder and added £50,000 to their total.
Ant McPartlin was clearly impressed, saying: ‘You two have us shaken and stirred the way you play this game.’
However, the following three questions caused them to lose their lives.
When asked how many nations Brazil shared borders with, they were confident they had the correct answer, but when it became evident that they would lose everything they had worked for, they elected to cash out.
Connell began to cry as it became evident how much money they’d be able to get, before the hosts asked the two how they planned to spend their riches.
Connell claimed he planned to use his portion to help buy a bigger house for his wife, their daughter, and their dog, while Michael disclosed his half will go toward fertility therapy with his wife.
They talked about how thrilled they were to be walking away with such a “huge amount of money” backstage.
The game show provides contestants with an unlimited money ladder that they must climb by properly answering number questions.
The catch is that in order to stay in the game, players cannot answer with a number greater than the correct answer or run out of life.
Players lose lives if they submit an answer that is less than the correct one, with the number of lives lost equaling the difference between their answer and the proper one.
Ant and Dec’s Limitless Win continues on ITV at 8.30pm on Saturday.