Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Washington, D.C.. Nancy Christy was the first woman to win $1,000,000.
Donna. Donna was "real sure" that the answer to the question is C: Isaac Newton.
$500,000. His last lifeline was the Phone-A-Friend.
|Which letter has never been the correct answer for any of the eleven million-dollar winner's fifteenth question? (NOTE: The 'fifteenth question' is synonymous to the 'million-dollar question'.)||"Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Winners
D. These are the answers to the questions that made them millionaires: John Carpenter - B: Richard Nixon; Dan Blonsky - C: 93 million; Joe Trela - A: Moth; Bob House - C: Isaac Newton; Kim Hunt - A: Lesotho; David Goodman - B: Peru; Kevin Olmstead - A: Igor Sikorsky; Bernie Cullen - A: N; Ed Toutant - C: Insecticide; Kevin Smith - A: Meat Inspector; Nancy Christy - C: His dentist.
Joe Trela and Nancy Christy. Joe Trela used his last lifeline on the $32,000 question, while Nancy Christy used hers on the $16,000 question.
"Get that closet ready, Mama!". Regis: "Okay, we're gonna do it again. Is that your final answer?" Kim: "Yes." Regis: "Get that closet ready, Mama, he just won a million dollars!"
45 seconds plus the time left over from the other questions combined. This is the "time bank" rule, which very rarely came into play. The first time the time bank was used was in the 10th anniversary series (on ABC and with Philbin as host), when a contestant missed the million-dollar question.
:15 and :30. The clock was been controversial, but was introduced in order to speed up the game.
Meredith Vieira. Vieira has hosted the syndicated version beginning in 2002. The original version ended a few months before.
At any time. This is one of the ways that made "Millionaire" unique: the contestant could walk away with their winnings at any time. They could also continue without any lifelines.
3. "You have three lifelines to help you out: Ask the Audience, 50:50, and Phone-a-Friend." Like the dollar amounts, the lifelines have changed over the years also.
$1,000 and $32,000. These points were reached at the 5-question mark and the 10-question mark. The formats for this changed much over the years, but the original version was $1,000 and $32,000. "Super Millionaire" and the syndicated version of "Millionaire" had various lock-in points.
15. "You are just 15 questions away from winning one million dollars!" Eleven contestants from 1999 to 2003 (including the syndicated version) answered all 15 questions correctly.
1999. "Millionaire" ran from August 15 to August 29, 1999. It had 13 episodes.