Think about all the time you spent diligently collecting your McDonald’s Monopoly game pieces. Well, a lot of that time was wasted and you had no chance of winning. That’s according to a new docuseries that claims between 1995 and 2001, the game was rigged. But, not by McDonald’s themselves. They were paying out prize money. But it wasn’t luck that was determining the winners. The guy who was in charge of security for the company that made the game pieces was allegedly stealing them and then giving them to other people to cash in in exchange for a cut of the winnings. By the time officials were able to break up the scam they had 50 people up on charges of mail fraud and conspiracy.
HBO made a docuseries on the whole thing called “McMillions“. It premieres on February 3rd.
They released the trailer yesterday. Here it is:
Story: Rolling Stone
Photo Credit: HBO Films via YouTube