Technically, we’re thinking of changing the name of our game show. We’re thinking of calling it, “Emmy Award Winning Cash Explosion.” A bit clunky perhaps, but true all the same. And we’re proud of it.
Mills James Productions of Columbus has been recognized with two Emmy awards for its work on our newly enhanced Cash Explosion show. The 46th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was held July 31 at the Hilton at Easton Town Center in Columbus.
In response to an updated game board and set design, Cash Explosion beat out all other contenders in the Set Design category. Dave King, Mills James’ Chief Engineer, and Dean Gardner, Mills James’ Set Designer/Fabricator both received awards for their accomplishments. (Perhaps you’d like to tune in on Saturday night at 7:30 to check it out.)
“Everyone in the Lottery’s Game Show Bureau was very excited when we learned that Cash Explosion has been honored with the Emmy award,” says Barry Riley, Executive Producer of Cash Explosion. “While the majority, if not all of lottery television game shows in other states have foundered, we are thrilled that our continuous efforts to improve the show each and every year are paying off.”
Barry’s right. The Ohio Lottery is the only lottery in the country that still has a TV game show, now that California recently ended “Make Me a Millionaire.”
Bruce Ramsey received an award in the Director-Post-Production category for directing multiple programs, including Cash Explosion.
“The most recent improvements that the Game Show Bureau has made to the Cash Explosion Show have raised its production value to the next level,” says Scott Lanum, VP of Teleproduction Services at Mills James. “We at Mills James are very proud of the production and the Emmy Award winning team members involved.”
Cash Explosion contestants are selected after mailing in a valid Cash Explosion instant ticket entry. Once selected, they participate with other contestants on the show in the chance to win thousands of dollars. Buy a ticket and check it out, you could be one of our next contestants!