ABOUT GOLDEN BALLS
Golden Balls is a British daytime game show on the ITV network, presented by Jasper Carrott, first aired on 18th June 2007.
4 players battle it out in a high stakes game for a possibly life-changing cash prize. In our GOLDEN BANK there is 100 GOLDEN BALLS. Each is worth a different cash amount. Some as little as £10, others hundreds of pounds, some thousands of pounds– there’s even a £75,000 ball in there somewhere. The contestants aim is to win five GOLDEN BALLS at the end of the show. That could mean serious cash – because the five biggest balls in the GOLDEN BANK could add up to a staggering £200,000.
The largest jackpot so far was featured in the second series on 14 March 2008. The accumulated jackpot was £100,150 and the entire jackpot was stolen by contestant Sarah, making her the biggest winner on the show to date.
The largest split/split win was £43,950 each to contestants David and Sandra from a jackpot of £87,900 on 21 March 2008, the last episode of the second series.
The largest jackpot ever to be wasted due to a steal/steal outcome was £92,330 on 5 November 2008 in the forth series. This is also the third highest jackpot ever, but as both contestants, Mark and Martin, stole, they each left with nothing.
The smallest non-zero win was £1.83, won by both contestants Adam and Chris on 2 February 2009 series 5, as they both split the jackpot of £3.65.