Paul Michael Larson
  • 49 years old
  • Date of birth: May 10, 1949
  • Date of passing: Feb 17, 1999
Let the memory of Paul be with us forever

Paul Michael Larson (May 10, 1949 – February 17, 1999) was a contestant on the American television game show Press Your Luck in May 1984 that aired on TV in June 1984. Larson won $110,237 in cash and prizes, at the time the largest one-day total ever won on a game show. Larson was able to win by memorizing the patterns used on the Press Your Luck game board.Larson used his cash winnings for taxes and real estate investments. However, he had other problems, such as getting in trouble with the law and getting involved in illegal schemes. As a result, he lost all of his winnings and decided to migrate to Florida, where he later died of throat cancer at the age of 49. Even after his death in 1999, Larson's game has been re-shown on TV multiple times and has inspired the 2003 GSN documentary Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal

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