The six-part documentary series McMillion$, delves into the story about how a criminal mastermind defrauded the McDonald’s Monopoly promotional game. The six-part documentary series McMillion$, debuts same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 4 February at 11am exclusively on HBO GO, followed by new episodes subsequent Mondays at the same time,
From 1989 to 2001, a criminal mastermind named “Uncle Jerry” defrauded the hugely popular McDonald’s Monopoly promotional game of millions of dollars in prize money. By stealing valuable game pieces from McDonald’s, Jerry was able to hand-select winners, hoodwink the authorities and share the ill-gotten gains. The deception, which started among family and friends, soon expanded to include a cast of shifty ex-cons with ties to the mafia and unsuspecting co-conspirators.
McMillion$ delves into this stranger-than-fiction story and hears directly from the FBI agents who worked tirelessly to uncover Uncle Jerry’s true identity and the workings of the scam, the McDonald’s executives who were themselves duped but ended up aiding the investigation, the underworld figures drawn into the money-making gamble and the so-called “winners” who dreamed of being overnight millionaires.