Push, NV, Winner Announced

Congratulations to Mark Nakamoto of West New York, NJ, who cranked out the Ultimate Solve in two minutes. Kudos also to the 500 who solved the puzzle and called in within twenty minutes of the Final Clue's airing. Read the full press release at ABC Media Net (page 6).

ABC Media Net wrote:
Mark Nakamoto, 24, of West New York, New Jersey, is the lucky viewer who claimed the $1,045,000 prize from the Push, Nevada Game, it was announced today by the ABC Television Network.

Nakomoto solved the “Push, Nevada” puzzle after watching the “Push, Nevada” series and the Final Clue, broadcast live during ABC’s “Monday Night Football” on October 28, which completed the information viewers needed to solve the puzzle. The Final Clue led viewers to a series of letters taken from the episode clues that, together with a cipher, corresponded to a telephone number. Less than two minutes after the final piece of the puzzle was broadcast, Nakamoto, an assistant editor for a Manhattan publishing company, was the first contestant to call the winning number. more