Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a Magisterian game show that is based on the British format of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. The main goal of the game is to win 1 million Magisterian dollars by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly. There are 5 lifelines: 50:50 (fifty-fifty), Phone-A-Friend, Ask the Audience (was replaced with Ask the Host during the Magisterian national lockdown), Double Dip, and Ask the Host.

Gameplay

The contestants must first play a preliminary round, called "Fastest Finger First", where they are all given a question and four answers from the host and are asked to put those four answers into a particular order. The contestant who does so correctly and in the fastest time goes on to sit in a chair in the center of the set, known as the "Hot Seat", and play for the prize.

Once in the Hot Seat, the contestant is asked increasingly difficult general knowledge questions by the host. Questions are multiple choice: four possible answers are given (labeled A, B, C, and D), and the contestant must choose the correct one. Upon answering a question correctly, the contestant wins a certain amount of money. After questions, the host will ask the contestant "is that your final answer?" When a contestant says "final" in conjunction with one of the answers, it is official, and cannot be changed. For the first few questions, there is a possibility for the contestant to leave with no money if they fail to reach the guaranteed amounts.

Clock format (2012-2013)

In 2012, the format was altered to include a time limit on each question. The amount of time for each question was as follows:

  • Questions 1–5: 15 seconds
  • Questions 6–10: 30 seconds
  • Questions 11–14: 45 seconds
  • Question 15: 45 seconds, plus the total of all unused time from the previous 14 questions

Money Tree

  • Classic Money Tree
    1. $100
    2. $200
    3. $500
    4. $1,000
    5. $5,000
    6. $10,000
    7. $20,000
    8. $30,000
    9. $40,000
    10. $50,000
    11. $75,000
    12. $150,000
    13. $300,000
    14. $500,000
    15. $1,000,000 (top prize)
  • High Risk Money Tree
    1. $100
    2. $200
    3. $500
    4. $1,000
    5. $5,000
    6. $10,000
    7. $20,000
    8. $30,000
    9. $40,000
    10. $50,000
    11. $75,000
    12. $150,000
    13. $300,000
    14. $500,000
    15. $1,000,000 (top prize)

12-question Money Tree

  • Classic Money Tree
    1. $1,000
    2. $5,000
    3. $10,000
    4. $25,000
    5. $30,000
    6. $40,000
    7. $50,000
    8. $75,000
    9. $100,000
    10. $250,000
    11. $500,000
    12. $1,000,000 (top prize)
  • High Risk Money Tree
    1. $1,000
    2. $5,000
    3. $10,000
    4. $25,000
    5. $30,000
    6. $40,000
    7. $50,000
    8. $75,000
    9. $100,000
    10. $250,000
    11. $500,000
    12. $1,000,000 (top prize)

Graphics

Question Graphics

1999-2003

2003-2009

2009-2011; 2015-2019

2012-2013 (Used in the 12-question and Clock Format)

2019-present

Total Prize Money and Top Prize Winner graphics

Top Prize Winner Graphics

1999-2003

2004-2009

2009-present (also used in the 12-question and Clock format)

Total Prize Money Graphics

1999-2003

2003-2009

2009-present


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