Has Anyone Ever Won a Million on "Millionaire"?

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#1 Posted by Dagamemonkey (1479 posts) -

This is a stupid question, I know, but for all the times I've watched the show with either Regis or Meredith no one has ever won a million dollars. Or even come within grasp of that million for that matter.

#2 Posted by south411 (2136 posts) -
yes there have been
#3 Posted by Frost_Mage (524 posts) -

I don't remember the man's name, but he was the first to win it on a question about Richard Nixon's appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

Oh, I looked it up....

The guy's name was John Carpenter and the show was Laugh-In.

#4 Posted by thnickaman13 (633 posts) -
I'm pretty sure someone has.
Dont quote me on it though.
#5 Posted by SolidSnake35 (57962 posts) -
Lots of people have on the UK version, and they won a million pounds, which is even more.
#6 Posted by cool_baller (12491 posts) -
Yeah that guy, who didnt use any lifelines. Except he did use his last one, but just to call his Dad to tell him he won.
#7 Posted by Frost_Mage (524 posts) -

Yeah that guy, who didnt use any lifelines. Except he did use his last one, but just to call his Dad to tell him he won.cool_baller

Yeah, that's the one. That was too funny when he did that.

#8 Posted by Schwah (9589 posts) -
I know of at least one winner. It was awesome. The dude used his "phone a friend" lifeline on the very last question to call his father. Then he was like, "Hey Dad. I just wanted to call and tell you that I won 1 million dollars." He proceeded to answer the question correctly.
#9 Posted by thriteenthmonke (49824 posts) -

[QUOTE="cool_baller"]Yeah that guy, who didnt use any lifelines. Except he did use his last one, but just to call his Dad to tell him he won.Frost_Mage

Yeah, that's the one. That was too funny when he did that.

That was pretty awesome

#10 Posted by pintabear49blue (4809 posts) -

There have been 12 people who have won 1 million dollars. One of the wiiners won it on a special (top prize was 10 million)

#11 Posted by viewtifulshmoe (3532 posts) -
[QUOTE="Frost_Mage"]

[QUOTE="cool_baller"]Yeah that guy, who didnt use any lifelines. Except he did use his last one, but just to call his Dad to tell him he won.thriteenthmonke

Yeah, that's the one. That was too funny when he did that.

That was pretty awesome

i remember that =) back when the show was popular.

#12 Posted by TurninTricks (535 posts) -
Dont you guys notice that the new contestants are already doing fairly well yet they are allowed to have a shot at a million? Im talking doctors and lawyers and the first dude was a worker for the IRS, he may not have made a 6 figure income (i think I read somewhere he did tbh) but he definitely worked the loopholes on the system to save a lot of money
#14 Posted by pintabear49blue (4809 posts) -

John Carpenter, November 19, 1999 - the only to do it with out helpfrom a life line

Dan Blonsky, January 18, 2000

Joe Trela, March 23, 2000

Bob House, June 13, 2000

Kim Hunt, July 6, 2000

David Goodman, July 11, 2000

Kevin Olmstead, April 10, 2001 - won 2.8 million on a special

Bernie Cullen, April 15, 2001

Ed Toutant, September 7, 2001

Kevin Smith , February 18, 2003 - first winner of the daytime version

Nancy Christy , May 8, 2003

Robert Essig febuary 23rd 2004

#15 Posted by jlh47 (3326 posts) -

This is a stupid question, I know, but for all the times I've watched the show with either Regis or Meredith no one has ever won a million dollars. Or even come within grasp of that million for that matter.

Dagamemonkey

the first one was some irs agent.

#16 Posted by Aljosa23 (24337 posts) -

Rest assured that she didn't. :P

#17 Posted by Agnidev (1432 posts) -

I know of at least one winner. It was awesome. The dude used his "phone a friend" lifeline on the very last question to call his father. Then he was like, "Hey Dad. I just wanted to call and tell you that I won 1 million dollars." He proceeded to answer the question correctly. Schwah

oh man that was such an amazing moment, the guys name was John Carpenter by the way :)

#18 Posted by nintendo_fan675 (14578 posts) -
Yes a few and I got one of the million dollar questions :D
#19 Posted by RapIsAwesome (1919 posts) -
Yes lots of people.
#20 Posted by Dagamemonkey (1479 posts) -

I figured there was someone out there who had won that million. Thanks for the replies.

#21 Posted by Bourbons3 (24248 posts) -
A few people have won on the UK version.
#22 Posted by DivineSword (15738 posts) -
There have been quite a few that won that amount.
#23 Posted by sthadji (4682 posts) -
And here's the guy who did it without using any lifelines. Just thought I'd post it for anyone who hadn't heard about it.
#24 Posted by Bourbons3 (24248 posts) -
And here's the guy who did it without using any lifelines. Just thought I'd post it for anyone who hadn't heard about it. sthadji
That last question was pretty easy, especially for a million dollars.
#25 Posted by u-fig_555 (274 posts) -
`my favorite moment was the celebrity millionaire, norm macdonald was going for a million, had guessed the right answer and $%@# Regis had talked him out of it.