December 28th, 2010
09:48 AM ET
Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti say they still haven't decided whether to take up Fox's offer to play another game of "Million Dollar Money Drop."
The California couple, who lost $800,000 for answering a question incorrectly on Post-it Notes during last week's premiere of the Fox quiz show, spoke to CNN's Kareen Wynter a few days after the show admitted a mistake in the question and offered the two another chance at winning one million dollars.
Okoye and Mayi were asked whether the Macintosh computer, Sony Walkman or Post-it Notes were sold in stores first. The couple bet $800,000 on Post-its and $80,000 on the Walkman. The show originally ruled that the Walkman was correct, saying that Post-its debuted in 1980, one year after the Walkman (the Macintosh debuted in 1984).
But Okoye decided to do his own research after he and Mayti returned home from their taping.
"When I went on the web site," Okoye said, "I saw that the answer was 1977, which was earlier than the Walkman. But I just automatically discredited the site, because I was so sure that Fox knew some other information that I wasn't aware of."
"Money Drop" executive producer Jeff Apploff released a statement last week, saying Post-it Notes were originally tested for sale in four cities in 1977 under the name "Press 'N Peel," then sold as Post-its during a rollout introduction in 1979.
Okoye and Mayti say they were disappointed at the way the show researched the question.
"The show is in the business of asking people questions," Okoye said, "I really trusted them to have their 'i's' dotted and 't's' crossed."
As far as the future goes, Okoye says he and Mayti are "still talking about it," but that what happened has made them stronger as a couple.
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