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Postby cadams35 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:46 pm

Going back to the J! Women thread, I was watching WWTBAM on the GSN tonight and they had a woman on. Regis kept saying that no woman had ever won $1 million, one had won $500,000, and one had won $250,000. The woman got to the $1 million question but walked away. Her guess was correct.

Does anyone know who she was? Or if any other woman since then has won big?
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Re: Women on Game Shows

Postby econgator » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:07 pm

cadams35 wrote:Going back to the J! Women thread, I was watching WWTBAM on the GSN tonight and they had a woman on. Regis kept saying that no woman had ever won $1 million, one had won $500,000, and one had won $250,000. The woman got to the $1 million question but walked away. Her guess was correct.

Does anyone know who she was? Or if any other woman since then has won big?


Nancy Christy won $1 million on the Meridith Viera version.

The $500,000 winner on the Regis version was Mary Burke. Numerous women have won $250,000.
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Postby gameshowcongress » Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:06 am

Judith Keppel won on the original British version of WWTBAM in November 2000, and keep in mind the value of 1 million pounds sterling, plus UK quiz winnings are paid tax-free.

reference: http://www.msoworld.com/mindzine/news/m ... llion.html
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Postby melissa » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:10 am

Amy Irving won the biggest pot - but they usually call it alimony (from Stephen Speilberg).

Sorry, couldn't resist that one!
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Postby cadams35 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:13 pm

Thank you for telling me this.

BTW, the $1,000,000 question was:

According to the UN, in what year was our population half of what it is now? (Keep in mind that "now" was a few years ago.)

A) 1950

B) 1960

C) 1970

D) 1940

The answer is:

B) 1960. This is what she would have answered if she hadn't walked away.
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