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Doug Foster, a resident of Lake Worth, Florida, appeared on the August primetime series of Millionaire from August 28 to August 29 of 1999, and won $32,000 for his winnings. Here is how Doug did.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following musical innovations in the order of their invention, from the earliest to the most recent.
• A: Electric guitar • B: Player piano
• C: CD player • D: Piano

From the 9 contestants, 2 got it right, but Doug (with a time of 3.89 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Doug's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In most cities, what is the color of the top light on a standard vertical U.S. traffic light?
• A: Red • B: Blue
• C: Yellow • D: Green


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Aesop, what animal beat the speedy hare in a race?
• A: Snake • B: Raccoon
• C: Tortoise • D: Sheep


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following makes bread rise?
• A: Salt • B: Yeast
• C: Oil • D: Magic


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
During what month is Major League Baseball's World Series curently held?
• A: August • B: November
• C: October • D: January


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In what country is Volkswagen headquartered?
• A: Switzerland • B: Germany
• C: Austria • D: Sweden


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is the governor of what state?
• A: Missouri • B: Michigan
• C: Minnesota • D: Indiana


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following composers was the subject of the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus?"
• A: Beethoven • B: Bach
• C: Mozart • D: Liszt


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not a regular character on the animated TV series "South Park"?
• A: Cartman • B: Chef
• C: Kenny • D: Napoleon


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Oklahoma City federal building that was the site of the 1995 terrorist bombing was named for whom?
• A: Michael J. Wilton • B: Alfred P. Murrah
• C: John M. Ferguson • D: Thomas R. Farrow


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the only current U.S. coin with a president's profile facing to the right?
'Ask the Audience', 'Phone a Friend', and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Half dollar - 18% • B: Quarter - 17%
• C: Nickel - 10% • D: Penny - 55%
Not going with the majority's vote, Doug used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his friend, Jim. He said the answer was C: Nickel, but he didn't have time to say how sure he was. So, Doug used the 50:50 lifeline, locked in D: Penny, and won $32k.


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these celebrities was born in Puerto Rico?
• A: Ricky Martin • B: Jennifer Lopez
• C: Jimmy Smits • D: Cameron Diaz
Back on the $32,000 question, I would've not used any lifelines because I've seen all the coins, and Abe Lincoln's face was looking in the starboard direction. I would've asked the audience on this one, locked in A: Ricky Martin, and went on to win bigger money amounts.