Lisa Paton, 38, missed out on the big bucks on Seven’s Million Dollar Minute after turning down $500,000 on Monday after failing to answer three of the five questions correctly.
But she remains in the game for a second shot. If she fails to defeat two new opponents tomorrow she will leave with the ‘safety net’ jackpot of $75,000 plus $2,000 safe money.
Meanwhile over on Nine’s Hot Seat Alex also missed the $1M prize, but scored $100,000 after successfully guessing the middle name of Nelson Mandela.
He had managed to fluke his way through multiple questions for which he conceded he didn’t know the answers.
Only three people have ever won $1,000,000 cash on Australian television: Trevor Butler on Big Brother in 2004, and Rob “Coach” Fulton and Martin Flood, both on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2005.
Meanwhile Lisa Paton attempts to do it all over again tomorrow.
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