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Dutch game show contestant blames rule change for jackpot loss

Nov. 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A former contestant on the Dutch version of "Deal or No Deal" is demanding $6.7 million, alleging a rule change led to him losing out on the jackpot.

Peer Plasman, a lawyer for former "Miljoenenjacht" contestant Arrold van den Hurk, said his client wants the show and its production company, Endemol, to pay the sum because nerves caused him to push the red button, indicating he was accepting an offer of $168,137, when his intention was to play on, Dutchnews.nl reported Wednesday.

Plasman said the official rules signed by his client do not state the red button is binding, but language stating the rule was later added to an online version of the rules.

A spokesman for Endemol said the company believes the game show's rules were applied correctly.

Plasman said he will sue on Van den Hurk's behalf if the company does not agree to pay.

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