IMDb rating: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87%Watch full episodes now
This is the incredible story of how a plan to sell more burgers became a multi-million dollar fraud that eventually involved the mafia.
HBO’s brand-new true crime documentary series constructs a detailed account of the McDonald’s Monopoly game scam during the 90s that saw the contest’s promotion agency security head “Uncle Jerry” Jacobson and his accomplices rake in $24m in fraudulent profits. The story is told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents involved. The series is exec produced by Mark Wahlberg and Emmy-nominated Ballers producer Stephen Levinson.
The Wall Street Journal calls it “a terrific story and a captivating, snowballing, six-part docuseries”, while Hollywood Reporter says, “McMillion$ tells a quirky and frequently hilarious tale filled with enough twists and turns that you’ll swear it came from the keyboard of a Carl Hiaasen or Elmore Leonard.”
McMillion$ scored 87% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.