Why screw you? We'll get to that in a bit.
First, did you play McDonald's Monopoly at any time during mid to late 1990s? Of course you did. Did you ever wonder who won the grand prizes? Did that too. Why was it never you?
Well, during the heyday of the Monopoly popularity, McDonalds contracted out the manufacturing and supply of the game pieces, and the contractor had to employ a number of people to oversee the entire process and ensure that it was all completed fairly. As you can imagine, this was bank vault-like security and oversight, so how it all went wrong, for so long is stuff of mystery novels.
As you can imagine, there were millions of certain game pieces made but only a relatively small number of winning tickets. That makes sense, and is outlined in the fine print, with the 'odds of winning' description. No surprise there.
So what does Canada have to do with this? Well, for whatever reason, the executives at the contracted marketing company re-ran the prize picking computer program if a location in Canada was selected. Why was this done? This is not clear , but is the beginning of the end, unbeknownst to them.
However, once the man in charge of security saw the game rigging, he wanted a piece, and the rest is history.
Thanks to the 'Daily Beast' for the crack reporting on this 'McScam'........thier words, not mine.
"How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Millions"