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Biggest comeback in Millionaire history?

#1 Post by K.P. » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:55 pm

When talking about the longest streak of right answers without using a lifeline, we usually talk about John Carpenter, David Goodman and Steve Perry, who answered 14 questions before using their first lifeline.

But how about the contestant(s) who answered the most questions AFTER using their LAST lifeline?

Nancy Christy - used last lifeline on Q9 - won $1,000,000.
Phil Gibbons - used last lifeline on Q8 - won $500,000.

Both Nancy and Phil answered six questions with no lifelines available to them. Is that the record? Anybody top that?

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#2 Post by Bob Juch » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:32 am

K.P. wrote:When talking about the longest streak of right answers without using a lifeline, we usually talk about John Carpenter, David Goodman and Steve Perry, who answered 14 questions before using their first lifeline.

But how about the contestant(s) who answered the most questions AFTER using their LAST lifeline?

Nancy Christy - used last lifeline on Q9 - won $1,000,000.
Phil Gibbons - used last lifeline on Q8 - won $500,000.

Both Nancy and Phil answered six questions with no lifelines available to them. Is that the record? Anybody top that?

How about Ed Toutant? I'm not sure when he ran out of lifelines.

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#3 Post by Vandal » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:08 am

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My mistake. I thought it said Super Bowl history.
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#4 Post by tlynn78 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:14 am

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My mistake. I thought it said Super Bowl history.



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#5 Post by Vandal » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:28 am

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Vandal wrote:Image

My mistake. I thought it said Super Bowl history.



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#6 Post by goongas » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:02 pm

I looked up Ed's run last night when I saw this post, he used his last lifeline at 1.8 million, but otherwise from 32 - 500 he did not use a lifeline, very impressive.

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#7 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:10 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
K.P. wrote:When talking about the longest streak of right answers without using a lifeline, we usually talk about John Carpenter, David Goodman and Steve Perry, who answered 14 questions before using their first lifeline.

But how about the contestant(s) who answered the most questions AFTER using their LAST lifeline?

Nancy Christy - used last lifeline on Q9 - won $1,000,000.
Phil Gibbons - used last lifeline on Q8 - won $500,000.

Both Nancy and Phil answered six questions with no lifelines available to them. Is that the record? Anybody top that?

How about Ed Toutant? I'm not sure when he ran out of lifelines.

I once went through all 15 questions at Disney's Play It! without using a lifeline at all.
My memory is that Ed used all three of his lifelines on his new $32,000 question but I haven't looked at his run in a long time so I could be wrong. --Bob
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#8 Post by Bob78164 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:16 pm

Vandal wrote:Image

My mistake. I thought it said Super Bowl history.
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#9 Post by littlebeast13 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:38 am

Bob78164 wrote:
Bob Juch wrote:
K.P. wrote:When talking about the longest streak of right answers without using a lifeline, we usually talk about John Carpenter, David Goodman and Steve Perry, who answered 14 questions before using their first lifeline.

But how about the contestant(s) who answered the most questions AFTER using their LAST lifeline?

Nancy Christy - used last lifeline on Q9 - won $1,000,000.
Phil Gibbons - used last lifeline on Q8 - won $500,000.

Both Nancy and Phil answered six questions with no lifelines available to them. Is that the record? Anybody top that?

How about Ed Toutant? I'm not sure when he ran out of lifelines.

I once went through all 15 questions at Disney's Play It! without using a lifeline at all.
My memory is that Ed used all three of his lifelines on his new $32,000 question but I haven't looked at his run in a long time so I could be wrong. --Bob



It was a new $16,000 question since the glowing potato Q was for 16K (I saw the latter from one of the best seats in the house). I recalled he burned ATA and PAF right away on the new 16K and knew he cruised to the 1.86M question unaided... but really have no recollection of his use of the 50/50 (Which was obviously on the last Q).

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#10 Post by Estonut » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 am

littlebeast13 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
Bob Juch wrote:How about Ed Toutant? I'm not sure when he ran out of lifelines.

I once went through all 15 questions at Disney's Play It! without using a lifeline at all.
My memory is that Ed used all three of his lifelines on his new $32,000 question but I haven't looked at his run in a long time so I could be wrong.
It was a new $16,000 question since the glowing potato Q was for 16K (I saw the latter from one of the best seats in the house). I recalled he burned ATA and PAF right away on the new 16K and knew he cruised to the 1.86M question unaided... but really have no recollection of his use of the 50/50 (Which was obviously on the last Q).
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#12 Post by K.P. » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:31 pm

Yep, Ed still had 50:50 on Q15.

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