By Lynette Rice
Updated March 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT

CBS is developing an unscripted show from Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance) that, quite literally, asks contestants to search for a hidden stash of cash.

Here’s the official logline from the pilot that’s been dubbed Secret Fortune: “In this game show, 24 envelopes each contain a check made out in your name – from a tiny amount to a life-changing sum. During the game, 23 envelopes are destroyed, until only one remains…and that’s your Secret Fortune. The better you play, the bigger the check you win.”

Hmm, will they have a minute it to win it? Anyway, the pilot is based on a format from Wild Rover Prods.