Minute to Win It is an Australian game show based on the American format of the same name, in which competitors faced ten challenges by using everyday household items in order to win $1 million in cash. Such stunts included pulling all the tissues out of a box with one hand, stacking golf balls, and other crazy stunts.
Minute To Win It was originally created in 2003 by Derek Banner and his production company, BUMP Productions - Banner Universal Motion Pictures LLC, with the original title Minute Winner - You Got One Minute to Win It. In November 2005, the original draft version of the game show was presented to the Swedish format company Friday TV, who further developed it in 2007 and licensed it to American network NBC in 2009.
The Australian version of Minute to Win It aired on the Seven Network from June 2010 to January 2011.
A contestant was presented with the blueprint for the first game (level) and needed to successfully complete a game within 60 seconds to win the first level ($1,000) and advance to the next level. After successfully completing the first, fifth, seventh, eighth, and (in later episodes) ninth-level games, the contestant was guaranteed to leave with no less than the cash award for those levels. If the contestant was able to complete the final game, the contestant would leave with $1 million cash. Each time the contestant failed to complete a task, they lost a life. If the player lost three lives, the game was over and they left with the amount previously won.
The values progressed as follows for each level: