Melbourne-based punk quartet Clowns are now $26,500 richer after their guitarist Joe Hansen won big on Channel 7’s Million Dollar Minute.

The episode, which aired on Wednesday September 10 in the 5.30PM timeslot saw Hansen make it through the final round to cash in 26 G’s with which he plans to take the band on tour overseas. In a statement posted to Clown’s Facebook  account they joked that while some bands’ strategies involved selling mass-marketed records, theirs is simply to “send the smartest band member on television game shows.”

Clowns are set to play alongside 28 Days, Super Best Friends and Totally Unicorn on December 6 as part of the “first annual ginger ninja punk rock festival”: Gingerfest which takes place at Sydney’s The Factory Theatre and will raise much-needed funds for Vision Australia.

You can watch the full episode of Million Dollar Minute and bask in Hansen’s glorious victory here.