The Big Money Game is an Irish game show, broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday nights during the summer months of June, July and August as a seasonal replacement for Winning Streak. The successor to Fame and Fortune and The Trump Card, The Big Money Game was first broadcast on Saturday, 14 June 2008. As with Winning Streak, production costs for the programme are paid by RTÉ and the prize money is funded by the Irish National Lottery. Entry to the game show is based on getting three “lucky stars” on associated National Lottery scratchcards and submitting them for a televised drawing. Contestants can win cash prizes up to €250,000, as well as cars, holidays, and other prizes. The first series was hosted by Laura Woods.
The Big Money Game returned on 13 June 2009 for a second 13-week series with Derek Mooney as host. The third season, also with Derek Mooney hosting, commenced on 5 June 2010.
-Returned in 2011-
Other Name: Money Game
Released: Apr. 24, 2021
Network: RTÉ One