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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 3 million Magisterian dollars (earlier 1 million) by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly. There are 4 lifelines: 50:50 (fifty-fifty), Phone-A-Friend, Ask the Audience, and Double Dip. It airs every Sunday after Killer Karaoke (Magisteria). It is rated PG. The Magisterian version has 20 winners (including the Super Millionaire seasons, The Kids Edition and The Extreme Millionaire edition). on February 1, 2020, The show are now every Saturday after Miss Congeniality.

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.

$1,000,000 Money Tree (Season 1-5)

  • Money Tree (Season 1-5)
    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)

Season 5 to Season 13; Season 17 to present

Season 5 introduced a new money tree. the prize has been added to 3 million Magisterian dollars. The $3 Million Money Tree would be gone in the show until Season 17. in 2010, The lifelines was added by 1 lifeline, The Double Dip, The lifeline is only available after Question 10. As of Season 17, The Fastest Finger First was dropped.

$3,000,000 Money Tree (Season 5-13; Season 17-21)

  • Money Tree
    1. $500
    2. $1,000
    3. $2,000
    4. $3,000
    5. $5,000
    6. $10,000
    7. $20,000
    8. $35,000
    9. $50,000
    10. $100,000
    11. $250,000
    12. $400,000
    13. $800,000
    14. $1,500,000
    15. $3,000,000

12-question and Clock format (Season 14-15)

from Season 14 to 15, The 15-question format will be dropped until Season 17, The Magisterian version used the 12-question format and also used the Clock format which there will be only 12 questions and will be timed.

  • Money Tree
    1. $1,000
    2. $5,000
    3. $10,000
    4. $20,000
    5. $35,000
    6. $50,000
    7. $100,000
    8. $250,000
    9. $400,000
    10. $800,000
    11. $1,500,000
    12. $3,000,000 (top prize)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Kids Edition (April-May 2008)

The Magisterian version made a Kids Edition on the 10th season, The top prize is only on $1 million, and the money tree is the same as the UK and US versions.

  • The Kids Edition Money Tree
    1. $100
    2. $200
    3. $300
    4. $500
    5. $1,000
    6. $2,000
    7. $4,000
    8. $8,000
    9. $16,000
    10. $32,000
    11. $64,000
    12. $125,000
    13. $250,000
    14. $500,000
    15. $1,000,000 (top prize)

Extreme Millionaire (September-November 2009)

Extreme Millionaire was the spin-off of the show, Extreme Millionaire has 10 questions with no safe havens, The top-prize was M$10,000,000, It has the same concept as the Japanese Super Millionaire, from Questions 1-5, There are 4 choices and 3 lifelines, and from Questions 5-10, There are only 2 choices and 2 lifelines, but you can walk away from Questions 9 and 10. For over 13 episodes, there is only one winner.

  • The Extreme Money Tree
    1. $10,000
    2. $30,000
    3. $50,000
    4. $100,000
    5. $300,000
    6. $500,000
    7. $1,000,000
    8. $3,000,000
    9. $5,000,000
    10. $10,000,000 (top prize)

Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire? (Season 16; Season 22)

The 16th season of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was a Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire. Same 4 lifelines and same 2 money trees, and with 2 additional lifelines in the dimension, The 3 Wise Men and People's Speak. The top prize is over M$20,000,000. on January 5, 2020, Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire? returned and will conclude on December 27, 2020, The, The format has the 12-question format and the Original and Expert Money Trees are not featured since it uses the current UK format and the prize is about M$10,000,000. For it's intro, It uses the KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati) 11 intro music. Season 22 uses the current UK format, the contestant picks the safety net after Question 5.

M$20,000,000 Classic and High-Risk Money Trees (Season 16)

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

M$10,000,000 Money Tree (Season 22)

Bold text is the Safety net and the top prize and the Bold italic text are optional safety nets.

  • Money Tree
    1. $500
    2. $1,000
    3. $2,000
    4. $5,000
    5. $10,000
    6. $15,000
    7. $20,000
    8. $35,000
    9. $50,000
    10. $100,000
    11. $500,000
    12. $1,000,000
    13. $2,500,000
    14. $5,000,000
    15. $10,000,000 (top prize)

Graphics

Question Graphics

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1999-2003

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2003-2009

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2009-2011; 2015-2019

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

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2019-present

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Graphics used in Extreme Millionaire from September to November 2009.

Total Prize Money and Top Prize Winner graphics

Top Prize Winner Graphics

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2000-2003

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2004-2009

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

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Season 16; Season 22

Total Prize Money Graphics

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2003-2009

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2009-present

Top Prize Winners

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Eric Halfblood (February 27, 2000)

On February 27, 2000, a Magisterian teacher, Eric Halfblood won $1,000,000, making him the first top prize winner in the Magisterian franchise's history and also the second worldwide winner of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

(If a letter and the answer on it's right is bolded then it indicates the right answer)

If Logx (1 / 8) = - 3 / 2, then x is equal to ____
A: -4 B: 4
C: 1 / 4 D: 10

Haley De Santa (September 3, 2000)

On September 3, 2000, a Bartender from Toxoplassachusetts, Haley De Santa won $1,000,000, making her the second top prize winner in the Magisterian franchise's history and the first female top prize winner of the Magisterian franchise's history. The 15th question which she got it right will also be found at the bottom.

What year Television was invented?
A: 1927 B: 1901
C: 1988 D: 1910

Aaron Rio (May 13, 2001)

The Magisterian version of the show produced it's 3rd winner, a IT auditor Aaron Rio on May 13, 2001, According to him, he called the show's phone number for ten times until he was accepted in his eleventh call. The 15th question which he got it right will be also found at the bottom.

What is the name of the list of old books prohibited by the Roman Catholic Church for its members?
A: Index Literatura Prohibitre B: Index Librorum Prohibitorum
C: Index Librodo Prohibitore D: Index Librada Prohibantum

Allan Clinton (December 30, 2001)

The Magisterian version of the show produced it's 4th winner, a Teacher, Allan Clinton on December 30, 2001. The 15th question which he got it right will be also found at the bottom.

How many kilometers is the Oort Cloud from Earth?
A: 6 trillion kilometers B: 150 million kilometers
C: 68 million kilometers D: 500 million kilometers

Jamie Howell (October 13, 2002)

The Magisterian version of the show produced it's 5th winner, Jamie Howell, a Valedictorian, won on October 13, 2002, The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

In addition to his career as an astrologer and "prophet," Nostradamus published a 1555 treatise that included a section on what?
A: Digging graves B: Cheating at card games
C: Making jams and jellies D: Training parrots to talk

Rodney White (March 2, 2003)

The Magisterian version of the show produced it's 6th winner, Rodney White, a Local businessman, won on March 2, 2003, He is the first one to ever win in the new Money Tree. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

"Glitches" are common to what?
A: Health B: Video games
C: Wrestling D: Real life

Lester Madrazo (June 15, 2003)

on June 15, 2003, The show produced it's 7th winner and first celebrity winner, Lester Madrazo won $3,000,000. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

If you were in Pluto, How many years would take a rocket from Pluto to the Sun?
A: 350 years B: 670 years
C: 450 years D: 1,000 years

Joni Ancalotti (February 22, 2004)

on February 22, 2004, The show produced it's 8th winner and second female top prize winner, Joni Ancalotti won $3,000,000. The 15th question which she got it right will be found at the bottom.

What do you call a country that is fully enclosed with by another country?
A: Enopen B: Exclave
C: Enclave D: Enintercontinental

Louie Prince (December 26, 2004)

The Magisterian version of the show produced it's 9th winner, on December 26, 2004, Louie Prince won $3,000,000. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

Which brothers invented the first successful airplane?

(50:50 lifeline was used)

A: B: The Wright Brothers
C: D: The Sperry Brothers

Ernie Johnson (January 4, 2009)

The Magisterian version of the show produced it's 10th winner after 4 years, Ernie Johnson won $3,000,000. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

Who played as Carmela Soprano from the HBO crime-drama series "The Sopranos"?
A: Joan Cusack B: Edie Falco
C: Heather Alicia Simms D: Cynthia Farrell

Jayann Bellic (September 30, 2018)

The Magisterian version of the show finally produced it's 11th winner after nearly 10 years and the third female winner, Jayann Bellic, a co-host from the high rating Magisterian variety-game show Wowowillie, won $3,000,000. The 15th question which she got it right will be found at the bottom.

What is the electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than those of visible light?
A: Infrared Waves B: Gamma-Ray
C: Electromagnetic Waves D: Radiowaves

Orlando Cullen (December 1, 2019)

on December 1, 2019, The Magisterian version of WWTBAM produced it's 12th winner, Orlando Cullen, a retired teacher from Dovetown, Toxoplassachusetts. The 15th question which he got it right will found at the bottom

What is the name of a polygon with 10,000 sides?
A: Myriagon B: Pentadecagon
C: Tentagon D: Octamyriagon

The question is similar to Brandon Aries' $1,000,000 question from the Kids Edition.

William Ernest (December 8, 2019)

on December 8, 2019, just a week later after the Magisterian version produced it's 12th winner, The Magisterian version once again produced a winner, William Ernest won $3,000,000 becoming the 13th winner of the Magisterian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

If the Sun is 93 million miles from us, How many kilometers is the Sun from us?
A: 149.6 million B: 192 million
C: 250 million D: 100 trillion

Svetlana Frontier (December 22, 2019)

on December 22, 2019, The Magisterian version produced the first ever winner to be born in a different country, not in Magisteria, Russian-Magisterian Svetlana Frontier won $3,000,000 The 15th question which she got it right will be found in the bottom.

How many presidents in the United States

that have been assassinated while in Office?

A: Seven B: Eight
C: Four D: None

Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire?

Season 1 (16th overall season)

Harry Douglas (May 11, 2014)

on May 11, 2014, The Super Millionaire season of the show produced it's first Super Millionaire, Harry Douglas, a pastor, won on May 11, 2014. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

What is the name of the former 9th planet?
A: Neptune B: Saturn
C: Pluto D: Uranus
Denise Philips (September 7, 2014)

The Super Millionaire season of the show produced it's second Super Millionaire, Denise Philips, a Science teacher, won on September 7, 2014. The 15th question which she got it right will be found at the bottom.

What is the name of the show that is based to Princess Bubblegum on the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV"?
A: Princess Stickygirl B: Princess Gumball
C: Prince Bubblegum D: Princess Robot Bubblegum
Willie Revillame (December 21, 2014)

The Super Millionaire season of the show produced it's third and final Super Millionaire, Willie Revillame, the host of Wowowillie, won on December 21, 2014, Willie is the first and only Celebrity Super Millionaire, The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

Which of the following is an animal living in Antartica?
A: Snakes B: Ocelots
C: Penguins D: Tigers

Season 2 (22nd overall season)

Tyler McKinson (January 5, 2020)

on January 5, 2020, The second Super Millionaire season produced it's first winner and the first M$50 million winner. Tyler McKinson won $50,000,000, The question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

Which of these Vice Presidents were the only one that were cremated?
A: Mike Pence B: Spiro Agnew
C: Gerald R. Ford D: Bruce Cheney

Kids Edition

Brandon Aries (May 11, 2008)

on May 11, 2008, The Kids Edition only produced one winner, 9 year old Brandon Aries won $1,000,000, The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom. Making him the youngest Who Wants to Be a Millionaire winner in just 9 years old, that record would be broken 6 years later when Mana Ashida won 1,000,000 Japanese yen in the 13th and final season of Quiz $ Millionaire (The Japanese version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?)

What do you called a polygon with 100 sides?
A: Pentacontagon B: Pentagon
C: Hectogon D: Octakaidecagon

Extreme Millionaire

Marlin Chen (October 11, 2009)

on October 11, 2009, The Extreme Millionaire special only produced one winner, The main protagonist of the show Marlin, Marlin Chen, is the only Celebrity Extreme Millionaire. The 15th question which he got it right will be found at the bottom.

In the swedish calendar, What year did it have 367 days?
A: 1872 B: 1712

Top-prize losers

Matt Bartner (February 13, 2000)

on February 13, 2000, The Magisterian version produced it's first Top-prize loser, Matt Bartner lost $950,000 leaving the studio with only £50,000.

(The Bold Text means the player who locked their answer in and the Italian text means the right answer)

What was the name of the very first book?
A: The Ten Commandments B: The Epic of Gilgamesh
C: The History of Music D: The Story of God

He answered A: The Ten Commandments, Unfortunately, It was B: The Epic of Gilgamesh, He lost $950,000, walking home with £50,000.

Richard Cardenas (July 30, 2000)

on July 30, 2000, The Magisterian version produced it's second Top-prize loser, and the first Celebrity top-prize loser, Richard Cardenas, the main protagonist of the sitcom The Lopez Fam', lost $950,000.

Which of these fishes live in the Abyssal Zone?
A: Pufferfish B: Blue Tang
C: Anglerfish D: Tiger Shark

Olivia Anderson (May 22, 2016)

on May 22, 2016, The Magisterian version produced it's third Top-prize loser after nearly 16 years, Olivia Anderson lost $4,850,000 by answering the incorrect answer in her 15th question.

Which of these UK prime ministers never served as foreign secretary?
A: Anthony Eden B: Harold Macmillan
C: Winston Churchill D: Alec Douglas-Home

Kendrick Dye (December 29, 2019)

on December 29, 2019, in the Season 21 finale, The Magisterian version produced it's fourth Top-prize loser, a University of Magisteria gradute, Kendrick Dye, lost $9,750,000 by answering his $10,000,000 question.

What currency that converts 4.8k from 1 Magisterian dollar?
A: Iranian Rial B: Uzbekistani Som
C: Burundian Franc D: Lebanese pound

He answered B, Uzbekistani Som, unfortunately, It was C: Burundian Franc, When a Uzbekistani Som converted from 1 Magisterian dollar, it will be 24,726.86, While the Burundian Franc when converted from 1 Magisterian dollar. It's 4,896.56.

Benford Westley (January 12, 2020)

on January 12, 2020, Last night, The Magisterian version produced it's fifth Top-prize loser and the First top-prize loser in Super Millionaire. Benford Westley, lost $47,500,000 by answering his $50,000,000 question wrong.

Which of these Presidents from other countries has the longest-term as a President?
A: Paul Biya B: Teodoro Obiang
C: Rodrigo Duterte D: Michael L. Clinton

Benford answered A: Paul Biya, unfortunately, it was B: Teodoro Obiang, Paul Biya was the Prime Minister of Cameroon from 1975 to 1982 until he became president on November 6, 1982, while Teodoro Obiang was already the president of Equatorial Guinea since 1979.

Trivia

  • It is the only country to have a Super Millionaire with 3 winners
  • December is the month with the most winners, 6 winners.

Ratings

The pilot episode of the Magisterian version earned a 20.8% defeating TV5's Wheel of Fortune's 13.8% and MBN's (now 9) The Dating Game's 5.3%.

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