Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to Make a Movie About McDonald’s Monopoly Fraud Case

By Mandy Huang

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are set to produce a film about a shocking 12-year fraud case that targeted the McDonald’s Monopoly game, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will uncover the story of a former policeman who worked to defraud the restaurant’s promotional game and control who won $24 million in prizes.

Customers could win prizes such as cash or a car playing McDonald’s Monopoly. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Affleck will direct, while Damon will star in the movie, while Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will pen the script.

Customers could win prizes such as cash or a car playing McDonald’s Monopoly. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

According to a report by the Daily Beast, undercover FBI agents received a tip in the year 2000 from a mysterious informant who revealed that someone named “Uncle Jerry” was helping people win big prizes for a portion of the cash from the McDonald’s game.

Customers could win prizes such as cash or a car playing McDonald’s Monopoly. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

The Monopoly game was one of McDonald’s best marketing strategies, available in 14 countries, with “Instant Win” game pieces that allowed global customers to win up to $1 million. The winner could take either a heavily taxed lump sum or $50,000 per year for 20 years.

 
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