This celebrity goo was created by player Chris Lemler.
Scott Hardie replaced the category and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue, and made major changes to the explanation provided by Chris.

publication date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Controversy

clue: This Ohioan served ice cream out of his truck until he had a special talent for memorizing patterns and won big bucks before he died in 1999 at his home in Apopka, Florida.

explanation: Larson was an ice-cream truck driver who memorized the prize board patterns on Press Your Luck and won $110,237 in 1984 in a notorious game-show scandal, inspiring a long-standing debate about whether his actions qualified as cheating. He passed away of cancer in his Florida home in 1999. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Scott Hardie


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