Press Your Luck Episode Guide

July 1, 1985 to December 31, 1985

Key: # (Episode Number); Date (when CBS originally aired this episode); returning champ is in bold; (2x), (3x), etc. (number of wins champ has)

Most of this came from Jason Hernandez's page!

# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
460 7/1/85 Danette Steve Abe Danette
($14,200)
-
461 7/2/85 Kathy Dan Danette Danette (2x)
($12,825)
-
462 7/3/85 Danette Julie Robert Julie
($14,328)
Julie hits the African Safari to win!
463 7/4/85 Julie Jim Patricia Jim
($15,025)
Peter is in the Red, White, and Blue spirit!
Jim wins a car!
464 7/5/85 Tom Jim Sonya Tom
($20,169)
-
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
465 7/8/85 Jenny Greg Tom Jenny
($11,183)
-
466 7/9/85 Lisa Jenny Tom Lisa
($12,105)
It is another Tom...
467 7/10/85 Brian Lisa Pam Lisa (2x)
($15,106)
This could have been Pam from the Sylvester ep...she looks familiar.  Nothing was mentioned about her returning from a prior show, however.
468 7/11/85 Valerie Ron Lisa Lisa (3x)
($15,012)
-
469 7/12/85 Lisa Judy Steve Steve
($14,005)
Steve Bryant's first episode!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
470 7/15/85 Steve Kent Lynn Steve (2x)
($2,650)
Steve plays the house!
471 7/16/85 Kathy Steven Steve Steven
($10,500)
472 7/17/85 Annette Steven Kane Annette
($15,444)
No, that's not WWE superstar Kane...
473 7/18/85 Annette Lisa Ed Lisa
($12,436)
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474 7/19/85 Mike Ruth Lisa Mike
($13,198)
Mike Koyanee starts his run!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
475 7/22/85 Sammy Mike Josie Mike (2x)
($9,016)
-
476 7/23/85 Rosella Scott Mike Mike (3x)
($11,525)
Peter makes a Larson reference at the start
477 7/24/85 Joe Mike Linda Joe
($8,250)
Peter makes another Larson reference
"Mighty" Joe Young starts his run!
478 7/25/85 Mary Joe Tony Joe (2x)
($13,645)
Joe sets a new R1 dollar total ($6,450)!
479 7/26/85 Mike Melodie Joe Joe (3x)
($17,070)
Joe wins again in one hell of a game!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
480 7/29/85 Joe Jerry* Kathy Kathy
($15,345)
The SAME Jerry from the Sylvester episode!
481 7/30/85 Bobby Yvonne Kathy Yvonne
($7,538)
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482 7/31/85 Yvonne Thorne Jennifer Thorne
($14,795)
Thorne Butler starts his run!
483 8/1/85 Bobby Thorne Melanie Thorne (2x)
($3,005)
It's a different Bobby, don't worry on that.
Bobby loses $26,229 to a whammy!
Great game!
484 8/2/85 Rick Thorne Vicki Thorne (3x)
($4,935)
-
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
485 8/5/85 Kimberley Thorne Gary Gary
($5,582)
Kimberley defies the odds...in a bad way.
486 8/6/85 Gary Julie Thad Julie
($10,983)
-
487 8/7/85 Julie Lee Tricia Lee
($23,022)
CLASSIC!
Tricia has a "no-whammies" sticker!
Lee hits DY$$! in an exciting game!
488 8/8/85 Debbie Dennis Lee Dennis
($15,736)
-
489 8/9/85 Robin Dennis Sam Robin
($10,259)
Sam comes back from a previous show
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
490 8/12/85 Bill Robin Michelle Bill
($7,973)
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491 8/13/85 Cindy Kurt Bill Kurt
($19,032)
-
492 8/14/85 Greg Kurt Kathi Greg
($15,536)
-
493 8/15/85 John Cindy Greg John
($12,289)
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494 8/16/85 Judy John Scott John (2x)
($13,708)
John and a Flokati Jacket?!

    Jason notes the slides blowing and being all fixed by September of 1985.

# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
495 8/19/85 Debbie John Tom John (3x)
($4,500)
-
496 8/20/85 Marcia Mike John Marcia
($22,633)
Mike comes back from a previous show
497 8/21/85 Michael Marcia Basia Marcia (2x)
($14,164)
-
498 8/22/85 Mark Toria Marcia Mark
($11,595)
First episode with new colors!
499 8/23/85 Jacklynn Mark Matt Mark (2x)
($1,150)
SLIDES BLOW!
Go here for a great recap of the episode!
Mark plays the house in a BIZARRE game!
We almost have three losers...

    Episodes #500-504 was Back to School Week.  "This week was taped before episode #498," says Jason.

# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
? ?/?/85 Jacquie Matt Roxy Matt
($3,695)
Perhaps a LOST Back to School episode?!
Matt plays the house!
We almost have three losers AGAIN...
500 8/26/85 Katie Ramon Greg Katie
($8,070)
-
501 8/27/85 Elliott Jake Christy Elliott
($7,414)
-
502 8/28/85 Monica Missie Chris Monica
($7,730)
Disney World trip won!
Monica wins by $380
503 8/29/85 Vicki Mona Greg Mona
($12,920)
-
504 8/30/85 April Janis Mike Janis
($10,240)
-
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
505 9/2/85 Feargus Nancy Mark Mark (3x)
($6,900)
Nancy gets a perfect round
506 9/3/85 Vernon Maxine Mark Maxine
($20,712)
CLASSIC!
Maxine is "here to see you [Peter] and The Price is...I mean Press Your Luck!!!!"

Maxine's win celebration from the intros!
507 9/4/85 Maxine Susie Steve Steve
($10,302)
-
508 9/5/85 Nomi Steve Janis Nomi
($18,406)
PREMIERE of Add-a-One (AAO)!
509 9/6/85 Carol Nomi Bill Bill
($15,993)
AAO is hit for the first time!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
510 9/9/85 Jin Bill Edith Jin
($4,500)
Jin plays the house!
511 9/10/85 Jin Nancy John Jin (2x)
($18,297)
Hahaha, the first time AAO is hit for just $10!
Jin gets a perfect round
512 9/11/85 Ramin Jin Cassie Jin (3x)
($13,100)
AAO is hit again?!  Geez...
513 9/12/85 Jin Millie Corkey Corkey
($9,660)
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514 9/13/85 Corkey Ginger Bertie Bertie
($9,543)
The fourth AAO hit in six shows!
Thrilling game!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
515 9/16/85 Bertie Charlene Dave Bertie (2x)
($19,455)
CLASSIC!
Thrilling end!
516 9/17/85 Frank Bertie Holly Bertie (3x)
($3,214)
Almost a 0-0-0 tie...
517 9/18/85 Cookie Rick Bertie Cookie
($15,456)
-
518 9/19/85 Cynthia Mike Cookie Cookie (2x)
($3,900)
-
519 9/20/85 Cookie Gary Diane Diane
($12,110)
-
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
520 9/23/85 Cindy Mike Diane Diane (2x)
($7,248)
First mention of third Home Viewer Sweepstakes!
Cindy returns from a previous show
521 9/24/85 John Diane Christal Diane (3x)
($5,113)
-
522 9/25/85 Diane Mike Sandi Mike
($6,914)
-
523 9/26/85 Mary Susan Mike Susan
($12,000)
-
524 9/27/85 Susan Bobby Vallie Vallie
($7,800)
R2 question round was downright pitiful (1-1-4)
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
525 9/30/85 Kerry Chuck Vallie Kerry
($8,846)
-
526 10/1/85 Michael Kerry Sherry Kerry (2x)
($17,297)
Lots of bucks in R1
527 10/2/85 Pat Bruce Kerry Bruce
($8,368)
-
528 10/3/85 Faye Bruce Gwen Faye
($10,967)
Gwen passes w/$1760+ lead, Faye hits London to win
529 10/4/85 Jean
($10,118)
Faye and Jean are here
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
530 10/7/85 Maxie Jean Donarae Maxie
($9,475)
Donarae hits AAO for $10
531 10/8/85 Jeanette Nickie Maxie Maxie (2x)
($22,896)
CLASSIC!
PYL has now given away over $6 MILLION!
Maxie presented with a FLOKATI RUG!
Awesome game between Jeanette and Maxie!
Crowd gets LOUD!
532 10/9/85 Vicki Christine Maxie Vicki
($5,750)
With one spin, Vicki hits BB, $750+, $2000 to win!
533 10/10/85 Brian Becky Vicki Vicki (2x)
($14,823)
-
534 10/11/85 Vicki Pam Mitchell Pam
($12,343)
Exciting finish!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
535 10/14/85 Carolyn Robert Pam Carolyn
($12,800)
-
536 10/15/85 Carolyn Lynn Mark Carolyn (2x)
($10,603)
-
537 10/16/85 Bob Doris Carolyn Doris
($19,246)
Doris wins an African Safari!
538 10/17/85 Janice
($12,150)
Doris and Janice are here
539 10/18/85 Christina Janice Mark Janice (2x)
($4,918)
AAO reappears for the first time in many shows
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
540 10/21/85 Mona Joe Janice Mona
($9,264)
First Day of 3rd Home Viewer Sweepstakes!
Janice wins $500, courtesy of the whammy, for Ellen Cockrum of Mulkeytown, IL
541 10/22/85 Bill Mona Mary Mona (2x)
($13,556)
Mona wins $1500 for Delores Rexrode of Manhattan, KS
542 10/23/85 John Kristin Mona Kristin
($17,188)
Ouch...Mona hits four whammies in four spins?!
Kristin wins a car!
John wins $2500 for Donna Grenfell of Greeley, CO
543 10/24/85 Kristin Dusty Sharyl Sharyl
($4,700)
Sharyl wins $500, courtesy of the whammy, for Gladys Rollins of Hustle, VA
544 10/25/85 Sharyl Debbie Stephen Debbie
($13,378)
Debbie wins $1000 for Mike Ertel of Huber Heights, OH
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
545 10/28/85 Colleen Andy Debbie Andy
($5,750)
Colleen wins $500, courtesy of the whammy, for Evelyn Torneta of Danborough, PA
546 10/29/85 Lark Andy Carolyn Lark
($3,850)
Lark wins $500 for Valeria Egebreght of Hazel Park, MI
547 10/30/85 Brian Robin Lark Brian
($17,000)
Close game!
Brian hits AAO for $11,500!
AAO actually remains up for Brian's last passed R1 spin...
Brian's win is ALL CASH!
Lark wins $1000 for Louis Gyurica of Fremont, OH
548 10/31/85 Savina Brian Laurie Brian (2x)
($5,800)
Laurie wins $2000 for Valerie Walker of Hobe Sound, FL
549 11/1/85 Ollie Debi Brian Debi
($9,914)
Ollie wins a trip to Britain worth $2370 for Arthur Molinero of Pittsburgh, PA
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
550 11/4/85 Debi Peter Peggy Debi (2x)
($9,900)
Debi wins $5000 for Jessie Greene of East Cleveland, OH
551 11/5/85 Debi Russ Tinker Russ
($8,300)
Russ plays against the house!
Russ wins $500 for Ila M. Culpepper of Winfield, AL
552 11/6/85 Mary Kay Geri Russ Mary Kay
($4,400)
Russ wins $500, courtesy of the whammy, for Susan Abel of Detroit Lakes, MN
553 11/7/85 Marty Mary Kay Ron Ron
($11,049)
Mary Kay wins $1000 for David W. Flatt of Poplar Bluff, MO
554 11/8/85 Christine Ron Gayle Gayle
($6,414)
Gayle hits a Wine Cellar...rare prize
Christine wins a Man's Fur Coat worth $2600 for Marilyn Burden of Widefield, CO
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
555 11/11/85 Gayle Mark Wolf Mark
($7,807)
Wolf hits AAO for $10
Gayle wins a Game Table worth $2595 for Carol Kronyak of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
556 11/12/85 Mark Carolyn Yolanda Yolanda
($8,650)
SEVEN whammies in round one (THREE by Mark)
Carolyn wins $500, courtesy of the whammy, for Nell Matthews of Memphis, TN
557 11/13/85 Yolanda Kurt Michelle Kurt
($17,453)
Only time "Japan by Rail" is hit!
Michelle wins $500, courtesy of the whammy, for Margaret Watkins of Little Rock, AR
558 11/14/85 Helen Sheila Kurt Sheila
($23,751)
CLASSIC!
Sheila wins a stereo worth $1550 for Josie Strickling of Glen Dale, WV
559 11/15/85 John Sheila Yvonne John
($3,250)
John wins $3000 for Dale Skipper of Mexico Beach, FL
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
560 11/18/85 Karen John Yvette Karen
($7,580)
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561 11/19/85 Karen Judy Steve Steve
($18,695)
-
562 11/20/85 Stephanie Carol Steve Stephanie
($9,078)
-
563 11/21/85 Shirley Stephanie Kurt Shirley
($10,648)
-
564 11/22/85 Jon Carla Shirley Jon
($10,304)
Final Day of Third Home Player Game!
Jon spins the all-cash board at the end!
Jon wins $36,000 for Ed Kolzac of Portage, IN!
Shirley wins a Man's Fur Coat worth $2,600 for Catherine Russell of Flint, MI
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
565 11/25/85 Patti Jon Dan Dan
($11,880)
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566 11/26/85 ? Dan Jill Jill
($10,250)
Player #1 has a birthday
567 11/27/85 Jill Shelly Scott Scott
($15,701)
$2000/LOW comes back!
-- 11/28/85 NO SHOW
568 11/29/85
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
569 12/2/85
570 12/3/85
571 12/4/85
572 12/5/85
573 12/6/85 Scott Hal Deanna Scott
($10,426)
Hal and Deanna come back on future episodes
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
574 12/9/85 Valerie Colleen Scott Colleen
($24,389)
Colleen with a big win!
575 12/10/85 Colleen Diane Danny Danny
($16,735)
-
576 12/11/85 Rocky Danny Trish Trish
($5,196)
Last show with three prizes in square #10
577 12/12/85 Courtney Trish Susannah Trish (2x)
($17,750)
More new boards debut - BOTH rounds!
578 12/13/85 Robert Jackie Trish Robert
($4,345)
Peter's birthday!!!!
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
579 12/16/85 Robert Deborah Mark Deborah
($8,200)
-
580 12/17/85 Guillermo Deborah Ruth Ruth
($12,916)
-
581 12/18/85 Ruth Genevieve Greg Ruth (2x)
($14,500)
-
582 12/19/85 Ruth Gerard Gene Gene
($3,326)
-
583 12/20/85
# Date Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Winner Notes
584 12/23/85
585 12/24/85
586 12/25/85
587 12/26/85
588 12/27/85
589 12/30/85
590 12/31/85

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