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Jane Oviatt, the first woman to win $125,000 on WWTBAM, made her appearance on the game show, during the November primetime series, from November 21 to November 22 of 1999. Here is how Jane made history.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Using their nicknames, place these states in geographical order from west to east.
• A: Show-Me State • B: Sunshine State
• C: Grand Canyon State • D: Golden State

From the 9 contestants, 5 got it right, but Jane (with a time of 5.40 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jane's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
How many rails does a monorail run on?
• A: 1 • B: 2
• C: 3 • D: 4


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following types of clothing is a sarong?
• A: Hat • B: Sandals
• C: Sweater • D: Skirt


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What three letter acronym would you most likely find on a bottle of sunblock?
• A: ETA • B: TLC
• C: SPF • D: TCB


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to popular belief, what monster stalks its prey only when the moon is full?
• A: Werewolf • B: Goldzilla
• C: Frankenstein • D: Loch Ness Monster


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
How did comic strip character Dick Tracy earn his living?
• A: Police detective • B: Medical examiner
• C: Fireman • D: Newspaper reporter


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following animals would you find at the South Pole?
• A: Reindeer • B: Grizzly bear
• C: Polar bear • D: Penguins


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not a member of the operatic trio known as "The Three Tenors"?
• A: Luciano Pavarotti • B: Plácido Domingo
• C: Andrea Bocelli • D: José Carreras


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who presided over the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry against President Clinton?
• A: Orrin Hatch • B: Henry Hyde
• C: Bob Livingston • D: Bill Barr


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the musical "Fiddler on the Roof", what prompts Teyve and Golde to sing "Sunrise, Sunset"?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: A daughter's wedding • B: A parent's funeral
• C: A grandchild' birth • D: A attack by soldiers


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What signal from the Vatican indicates the election of a new pope?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Bells • B: Doves
• C: White smoke • D: Black smoke
Immediately after thinking it over for a minute, Jane used her Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call her cousin's husband, Mike, who said the answer was C: White smoke, and that he was 100% sure. Locking in Answer C won Jane $32,000.


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect "10" in the Olympics?
• A: Kerri Strug • B: Nadia Comenici
• C: Olga Korbut • D: Mary Lou Retton


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which artist popularized the sculpture with movable parts known as the mobile?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Pablo Picasso - 27% • B: Alexander Calder - 55%
• C: Auguste Rodin - 8% • D: Henry Moore - 17%


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following letters does not exist in the the traditional Hawaiian alphabet?
• A: H • B: M
• C: N • D: T
Having no idea of the answer, Jane walked away with the $125,000 because of the money at stake. The right answer was D: T. I would've won $250,000 if I were her, but did play the question because I saw the "High School Musical 2" movie, which had a song title that was based off of the state fish's name of Hawaii.