$25 Million Dollar Hoax

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$25 Million Dollar Hoax
Starring Chrissy Sanford
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 3
Running time 60 minutes
Original network NBC
Original release November 8 – 22, 2004

$25 Million Dollar Hoax is an unscripted television series that was originally shown on American network NBC in November 2004. It is based on a United Kingdom show titled The Million Pound Hoax, broadcast on Sky One earlier that year.

$25 Million Dollar Hoax consists of three unscripted hour-long episodes in which small-town girl Chrissy Sanford plays a hoax on her family by convincing them she had won a US$25,000,000 lottery prize through the internet, and that it had changed her from a sweet girl into a spend-a-holic. This program is an example of reality television.

$25 Million Dollar Hoax contained guest appearances by Ed McMahon, George Gray, and N*SYNC's Lance Bass.

Chrissy successfully pulled off the hoax, which won her and her family over $400,000 in cash and prizes.


  • Chrissy Sanford - As herself
  • Guy Sanford (father) - As himself
  • Lois Sanford (mother) - As herself
  • Paul Sanford (brother) - As himself
  • Eric Sanford (brother) - As himself
  • Andrew Sanford (brother) - As himself
  • David Sanford (brother) - As himself
  • Phillip Sanford (brother) - As himself
  • Matthew Sanford (brother) - As himself
  • Jameson Karns (friend) - As himself
  • Ed McMahon - As himself
  • George Gray - As himself
  • Lance Bass - As himself


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