David Poltorak was a Sale of the Century grand champion in Australia in 1986. In his eight episodes, he won a grand total of A$376,200, including $244,000 in cash and $132,200 in prizes. At the time, this total was a world record for winnings on a television game show.
Poltorak holds three records for Australian Sale:
- Highest number of questions answered correctly in one episode: 35 out of 55.
- Highest winning score: $200.
- Most number of questions answered correctly in 60 second fast money: 16.
(All of these records were achieved on Poltorak's last night as champ on episode number 1443.)
In 1991, Poltorak replaced Fran Powell as question writer/adjudicator for Sale and held the position until the show's end in 2001. He then became a question writer for Australian Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and is now a question writer for Millionaire Hot Seat.
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