GENERAL HOSPITAL stars Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson started as contestants on Monday’s episode of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and continued as holdover contestants on Tuesday’s show (4/2). They kicked off Tuesday’s show by looking at their $100,000 question with an accumulated Millionaire Bank of $67,600 and two lifelines left (“Jump The Question” and “Ask The Audience”).
On Tuesday’s show, Finola and Jason used their “Jump The Question” lifeline on their $100,000 question – and their final lifeline, “Ask The Audience,” on their $250,000 question.
They ultimately made it all the way up to the $500,000 question! With just two questions separating them from winning the top prize of $1 million, they decided to not take a guess on their $500,000 question and walk away with the guaranteed $250,000 that they had already won. If they had guessed incorrectly on their $500,000 question, they would have fallen back to $25,000 in winnings.
Finola and Jason will donate their Millionaire winnings to The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org/), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions.
As seen in a 2011 documentary, funerals in Taiwan often include what unusual feature in order to help mourners cope with their grief?
B: McDonald's catering
C: Pony rides
D: Free massages
Lifelines Used: “Jump The Question” #2 (Finola and Jason were able to jump over the question but also had to forfeit the money attached to the question)
Correct Answer: A
$ Value of Question: $100,000
Accumulated Millionaire Bank: $67,600
With only six known to exist in the world, an autograph from which of the following has an estimated value of $5 million due to its rarity?
A: Galileo Galilei
C: William Shakespeare
D: Isaac Newton
Lifelines Used: “Ask The Audience” (A=20% B=17% C=48% D=15%)
Correct Answer: C
$ Value of Question: $250,000
Accumulated Millionaire Bank: $250,000
In 1993, the first “webcam” was activated in University of Cambridge's computer lab so that its employees could keep an eye on a what?
A: Coffee pot
B: Bathroom line
C: Water cooler
D: Candy machine
Out of lifelines and unsure of the answer, Finola and Jason decided to not take a guess on their $500,000 question and walk away with the guaranteed $250,000 that they had already won. If they had guessed incorrectly on their $500,000 question, they would have fallen back to $25,000 in winnings. The correct answer was “A.”
- Recap of Finola Hughes & Jason Thompson's Appearance on Monday's Episode of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE