2. Press Your Luck
Prior to his appearance, Michal Larsen had spent weeks studying tapes of the show in order to memorize the patterns of lights that moved across the prize board.
Sadly, Larsen managed to lose most of his winnings in various get rich quick schemes before his last $40,000, which he kept in stacks of one dollar bills, was stolen from his home.
This story was the perfect setup for a movie and in the early 2000's, writer and director, Howard Franklin, had Bill Murray attached to star. Apparently the project never came out of development. in 2003, a documentary about Michael Larsen's life and his incredible run on Press Your Luck aired on the Game Show Network.