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"iWON.COM Annual $10 Million Giveaway," Hosted by Journalist/Host Leeza Gibbons, is a New Entertainment Special to be Broadcast Live, April 15 On the CBS Television Network.

Business & Entertainment Editors

Show Will Give Away $11 Million in Cash Prizes - One of The

Largest Cash Giveaways In Television History; Two Viewers Will Win

$50,000

Journalist/host Leeza Gibbons will host the iWON.COM(SM) ANNUAL $10 MILLION GIVEAWAY, a new entertainment special to be broadcast Saturday, April 15 (8:00-8:30 PM, live ET, delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will capture the excitement of the awarding of $11 million in cash prizes - one of the largest cash giveaways in television history!

One of four show participants will be awarded the iWon.com Sweepstakes $10 million Annual Grand Prize, another participant will receive an iWon(SM) $1 million Monthly prize and the remaining two participants will receive either a brand new 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-class Convertible or a seven-day trip for four to Hawaii plus $25,000 in spending money. In addition, two lucky viewers will each win $50,000 as part of a "Win for Watching" promotion.

"We are thrilled to be awarding more than $11 million in prizes during this television special," said Bill Daugherty, Founder and co-CEO of iWon(SM). "This will not only be a life-changing event for an iWon user, but also promises to be an exciting television experience."

The special will be shot at Studio 46 in Television City in Los Angeles, and the audience will include several of iWon's $10,000 Daily winners and all five of iWon's previous Monthly $1 million prize winners. Each of the four participants will be profiled through one-on-one interviews, hometown messages and pre-packaged segments. The show will culminate with the awarding of the $10 million prize.

For at-home viewers, there will be a "Win for Watching" element to the program where two lucky viewers (one watching the live broadcast and one watching the delayed broadcast) will win $50,000. "We are particularly excited about this component of the show," said Daugherty. "It's the same premise as the iWon.com website - rewarding people for doing what they do anyway - in this case, watching television."

"It's very exciting to be involved in such a life-changing event," commented Gibbons. "How cool - a news-making moment that celebrates good fortune."

Three-time Emmy-winner Leeza Gibbons is a multi-talented reporter, television host, radio personality and producer who was an anchor/reporter for "Entertainment Tonight" for over a decade. She now hosts and executive produces her own daytime talk show, "Leeza," which debuted in January 1994. To date, she has received 27 Daytime Emmy nominations. Gibbons has also formed her own production company, Leeza Gibbons Enterprises (LGE), which develops and produces primetime television specials. LGE currently produces a quarterly series of hour-long specials for E! Entertainment Television, hosted by Gibbons, focusing on issues of importance in the entertainment industry. As host and producer of her own radio shows, Gibbons has also become one of the most successful voices on radio, with her shows syndicated to over 350 stations. Additionally, she hosts "The Teen Files," a series of syndicated specials dedicated to teen issues. Gibbons was recently recognized by the Congressional Award Foundation with a prestigious Horizon Award for her dedication to charitable youth causes.

Based in Irvington, N.Y., iWon.com is a CBS-backed destination Internet portal combining world-class search, content and functionality with the Internet's largest guaranteed cash giveaway. Located at www.iwon.com, iWon gives away $10,000 every day, $30,000 every week, $1 million every month and $10 million on Tax Day. Users collect entries into the Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Tax Day giveaways for practically everything they do on the site - from searching the Web and reading the news to checking their emails and tracking their stocks. The more you use iWon.com, the more entries you collect and the greater your chances of winning. Participation is free. Visit www.iwon.com for entry details and official rules. Void where prohibited.

The Marketing Centre, an independent sweepstakes fulfillment company, will select the names of the four show participants.

iWON.COM(SM) ANNUAL $10 MILLION GIVEAWAY is being produced by Planet Grande. John Watkin and Eamon Harrington are the executive producers; Doug Forbes is the producer; Bruce Gowers is the director.

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