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"The Winning Ticket"
Season Six, Episode ##7
Number (#118) in series (136 episodes)
Air date November 5, 1976
Network NBC-TV
Production code 605
Written by Bob DeVinney
Directed by Alan Rafkin
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The Winning Ticket was the 118th overall episode of Sanford and Son. Also the seventh episode of Season Six, it first aired on NBC-TV on November 5, 1976.

Episode synopsisEdit

A couple of con men sucker Fred into running a rigged lucky number contest for which the crooks secretly hold the winning ticket.

Episode summaryEdit

A pair of shapsters persuade Fred to invest in a shady sales promotion. The plan is to hold a fund-raising sweepstakes raffle -- without a winning ticket. The scheme backfires when a winner unexpectedly shows up, leaving Fred holding the bag. It is up to friends Bubba, (Don Bexley) and an unwitting Aunt Esther (LaWanda Page) to bail our hero out.

Note: Danny Dayton makes a guest appearance as Timmy "The Sign Man". Danny Wells makes a second and final series appearance as Danny Taylor.


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Sanford and Son: Season 6
The Hawaiian Connection - Part I | The Hawaiian Connection - Part II | California Crude | The Stakeout | I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz | The Winning Ticket | Committee Man | Fred's Extra Job | Carol | Aunt Esther Has a Baby | Here Today, Gone Today | Aunt Esther Meets Her Son | Sanford and Gong | Fred Meets Redd | Chinese Torture | A Matter of Silence | When John Comes Marching Home | The Reverend Sanford | The Will | Fred the Activist | The Lucky Streak | Funny, You Don't Look It | Fred Sings The Blues | School Daze

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