List of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? top prize winners

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Below is a list of the winners of the top prize for each version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

Edition Name Date Notes Prize
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon United Arab Emirates Khaled al Mulla[1] November 21, 2001 1,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Gaza Strip Mohammad Tanirah[2] March 15, 2002 1,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Mauritania Sidi Ahmed weld Ali[3] January 2, 2003 1,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah 2 malyoon Lebanon Kenaan Matar[4] May 15, 2007 2,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Syria Mohammad Hamzeh[5] March 23, 2010 First SR1,000,000 winner in the new season First winner of the 12-question format. 1,000,000 SR
Australia Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Rob "Coach" Fulton[6] October 17, 2005 First winner in Australia after six and a half years. A$1,000,000
Australia Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Martin Flood[6] November 14, 2005 Allegations of cheating marred his top prize win, but he was cleared. Also the last winner of the original Australian version. A$1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Anton Sutterlüty[7] February 19, 2001 öS 10,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Christiane de Piero[7] November 11, 2002 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Sigrid Weiß-Lutz[7] May 9, 2003 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Monica Weinzettl[7] October 18, 2003 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Karin Huber[7] November 3, 2003 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Elfriede ("El") Awadalla[7] March 14, 2005 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Heide Gondek[7] September 18, 2006 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Philip Aschner[7] October 20, 2007 Junior-Special €100,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Marion Eidenhammer[7] June 28, 2008 Junior-Special €100,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Stefan Schwaiger[7] May 23, 2009 Junior-Special €100,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Andreas Goldberger & Nina Hartmann[7] October 24, 2011 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Thomas Geierspichler & Günther Matzinger[7] October 22, 2012 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Andrea Spatzek[7] November 26, 2012 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Sonya Kraus[7] May 13, 2013 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Peter Stöger und Ulrike Kriegler[7] October 21, 2013 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Stefan Eberharter[7] December 02, 2013 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Mathias Stockinger[7] December 09, 2013 First non-celebrity winner after 7 years €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Kristina Sprenger[7] February 10, 2014 Promi-Ausgabe €75,000
Bangladesh Ke Hotey Chay Kotipoti Mir Mohammed Easin 2011 ৳ 10,000,000
Belgium Qui sera millionnaire? Katia Savignano[8] June 4, 2001 BEF 10,000,000
Belgium Wie wordt multimiljonair? Ingrid Vervaeck[9] October 10, 2000 BEF 20,000,000
Chile ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Gonzalo Miranda[10] 2002 CLP$100,000,000
Colombia ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Enrique Carlos Castillo[11] October 2006 COP$210,000,000
Colombia ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? David Huertas[12] October 29, 2011 COP$300,000,000
Costa Rica ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Willy Pérez[13] June 29, 2010 Winner of special 2010 World Cup edition 25,000,000 colón
Croatia Tko želi biti milijunaš? Mira Bićanić[14] 2002 1,000,000 kuna
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Søren Brøndum Laursen[15] October 2001 First winner in the Danish version 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Anders and Peter Lund Madsens[16] September 17, 2002 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to DCA 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Signe Svendsen and Søren Sko[17] January 1, 2004 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to AIDS Foundation 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Søren Gudbrand and Lis Gudbrand[17] April 2005 Winners in Special edition "Me and my best" 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Claus Højbak and Bertel Haarder[17] October 2005 Donated half the prize to a school organization 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Peter, Helle and Alexander[18] October 15, 2007 Junior edition 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Julie, Ulrik and Sia[19] November 24, 2007 Junior edition 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Joachim, Lukkas and Daniel[20] March 15, 2008 Junior edition 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Simon, Emil and Marcus[21] May 9, 2008 Junior edition 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Mogens Lykketoft and Martin Krasnik[17] October 11, 2010 Winners in celebrity edition. The prize donated to Peres Center for Peace 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Jon Mikkel Hansen and Lars Ole Jørgensen[22] March 12, 2012 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Charlotte Bircow and Lasse Rimmer [23] October 22, 2012 Winners in celebrity edition. The prize donated to Breast Cancer Society 2,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Bjarke Refslund and Thure Kjær [24] April 19, 2013 Winners in celebrity edition. 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Morten Resen and Ellen Nybo [25] September 30, 2013 Winners in 25th channel anniversary. 1,000,000 kr
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Anders and Peter Lund Madsens[26] October 28, 2013 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to DCA 1,000,000 kr
Ecuador ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Maria Fernanda Compte[27] November 24, 2002 US$25,000
France Qui Veut Gagner des Millions? Frédéric Grégoire[28] September 30, 2000 F 4,000,000
France Qui Veut Gagner des Millions? Louis[28] 2001 F 4,000,000
France Qui Veut Gagner des Millions? Marie[28] August 27, 2004 €1,000,000
Georgia (country) Vis Unda 20000? Russia With Georgia Garry Kasparov, Daria Kasparova[29] February 22, 2011 First celebrty winners on Georgia Version 20,000 Lari
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Eckhard Freise[30] December 2, 2000 DM 1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Marlene Grabherr[30] May 20, 2001 DM 1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Gerhard Krammer[30] October 18, 2002 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Dr. Maria Wienströer[30] March 29, 2004 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Stefan Lang[30] October 6, 2006 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Timur Hahn[30] January 8, 2007 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Oliver Pocher[30] May 30, 2008 Celebrity edition €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Thomas Gottschalk[30] November 20, 2008 Celebrity edition €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Ralf Schnoor[31] November 26, 2010 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Barbara Schöneberger[32] May 30, 2011 Celebrity edition. €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Sebastian Langrock[33] March 11, 2013 €1,000,000
Greece Poios thelei na ginei ekatommyriouchos Giorgios Georgopoulos[citation needed] October 2, 2001 ₯ 50,000,000
Greece Poios thelei na ginei ekatommyriouchos Stelios Stergiou[34] November 21, 2003 €150,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung James Wong and Petrina Fung[35] July 2001 Celebrity charity special HK$1,000,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung Stephen Chow and Lee Man[36] August 2001 Shaolin Soccer charity special HK$1,000,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung Chan Hon-cheung[37] November 2, 2001 HK$1,000,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung Cheng Tak-cheung[38] February 7, 2003 Million dollar tournament HK$1,000,000
Hungary Legyen Ön is milliomos! Gábor Cserey[39] March 20, 2006 40.000.000 Ft
Iceland Viltu vinna milljón? Sveinn Valgeirsson[40] March 25, 2002 5.000.000 ISK
Iceland Viltu vinna milljón? Paolo Turchi[41] March 31, 2003 5.000.000 ISK
Iceland Viltu vinna milljón? Jón Steinar & Hannes Hólmsteinn[42] April 11, 2004 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to Childhood Cancer Support Association "SKB" 5.000.000 ISK
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Harshvardhan Navathe[43] October 19, 2000 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Vijay Raul and Arundhati[44] May 2, 2001 Winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati Patni 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Ravi Saini[44] May 14, 2001 Winner of KBC Junior 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Sushil Kumar[45] November 2, 2011 50,000,000 Rs. (5 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Sanmjeet Kaur Sahani[46] January 12, 2013 50,000,000 Rs. (5 crore)
India Kannadada Kotyadhipati Hussain Basha April 29, 2013 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran Sanooja Rajan[47] May 1, 2013 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Ke Hobe Banglar Kotipoti Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao[citation needed] July 8, 2011 Celebrity edition 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Ke Bani Crorepati Rajesh Singh[48] July 27, 2011 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
Indonesia Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Adhi Hartono[49] March 2005 Rp. 1,000,000,000
Israel Mi Rotseh Lehiot Mylyoner? Izhar Nevo[50] August 7, 2000 First winner on Israel 1,000,000 ₪
Italy Chi vuol essere miliardario? Francesca Cinelli[51] March 18, 2001 ₤ 1,000,000,000
Italy Chi vuol essere milionario? Davide Pavesi[52] October 17, 2004 €1,000,000
Italy Chi vuol essere milionario? Michela De Paoli[53] January 27, 2011 €1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Yasuyuki Kunimitsu[54] July 27, 2000 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Yoshiaki Nagata[citation needed] August 10, 2000 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Naoko Imao[citation needed] November 2, 2000 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Hiroshi Hase[citation needed] November 23, 2000 Member of the Japanese House of Representatives and former professional wrestler ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Kazuyuki Nose[citation needed] February 15, 2001 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Kotaro Kobayashi[citation needed] September 6, 2001 Kids Edition ¥1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Katsuhiro Minamigawa[citation needed] September 6, 2001 Kids Edition ¥1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Hitomi Sakamoto[citation needed] December 13, 2001 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Akishi Kikuchi[citation needed] June 27, 2002 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Michiko Eguchi[citation needed] August 1, 2002 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Naomi Osada[citation needed] November 14, 2002 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Shoko Mishima[citation needed] May 8, 2003 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Sayu Tanabashi[citation needed] September 4, 2003 Kids Edition ¥1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Natsumi Kataoka[citation needed] September 4, 2003 Kids Edition ¥1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Daichi Suzuki[citation needed] September 18, 2003 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Tsuyoshi Shinjo[citation needed] January 2, 2004 Professional baseball player ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Jo Kihara[citation needed] August 26, 2004 Kids Edition ¥1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Takafumi Horie[citation needed] December 30, 2004 Former CEO of Livedoor ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Kazuko Hosoki[citation needed] December 30, 2004 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Masaaki Sakai[citation needed] April 7, 2005 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Yasuo Tanaka[citation needed] April 7, 2005 Author and governor of Nagano Prefecture ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Kikuchi Tomohisa[citation needed] April 28, 2005 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Masahiko Hamada[citation needed] May 26, 2005 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Yukiko Kashiwagi and Hanako Oshima[citation needed] May 26, 2005 Pair players (mother and daughter) ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Kotaro Koizumi[citation needed] January 2, 2006 Japanese actor and the eldest son of the former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Yūko Asano[citation needed] March 23, 2006 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Junko Nozoe[citation needed] June 29, 2006 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Keiko Ohi[citation needed] July 27, 2006 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Dai Tamesue[citation needed] September 14, 2006 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Mitsugoro Bando X[citation needed] October 5, 2006 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Dewi Sukarno[citation needed] October 26, 2006 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Misako Konno[citation needed] February 15, 2007 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Shōsuke Tanihara[citation needed] July 5, 2007 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Sumiko Fuji[citation needed] March 27, 2008 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Kazuo Tokumitsu[citation needed] March 27, 2008 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Takeshi Kitano[citation needed] January 30, 2009 Only person to answer the final question incorrectly once, and later return and win the top prize. ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Hikari Ota[citation needed] April 1, 2009 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Mana Ashida[55] January 2, 2013 Celebrity Kids Edition. Youngest top-prize winner in the Millionaire franchise. (8 years and 6 months old) ¥1,000,000
Kazakhstan Kto vozmyot million Saule Akhmetova[56] April 25, 2002 5,000,000 tenge
Kazakhstan Kto vozmyot million Irina Stal'naya[56] 2003 5,000,000 tenge
Mexico ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Lucía Sánchez[57] April 22, 2010 3,000,000 pesos
Mexico ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Rafael Lira[58] April 21, 2012 1,500,000 pesos
Netherlands Lotto Weekend Miljonairs Hans Peters[59] January 6, 2001 NLG 1,000,000
Nigeria Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Aroma Ufodike[60] September 11, 2009 ₦10,000,000
Norway Vil du bli millionær? Anne Louise Lien & Hans Erik Borgenvik[61] March 10, 2003 First winners in Norway. 2,000,000 kr
Norway Vil du bli millionær? Bjørn Lien[62] January 19, 2010 First winner in the Hot Seat format. 1,000,000 kr
Philippines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Sharon Cuneta[63] January 9, 2010 Celebrity contestant who made a second appearance in the franchise. Won P1,000,000 (14th question) during her first appearance in 2001. 2,000,000 pesos
Philippines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Karl Jonathan Aguilar[64] September 18, 2011 2,000,000 pesos
Philippines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Gaeilo Pajinag, Jr.[65] October 20, 2013 First winner under Risk format outside Germany. 2,000,000 pesos
Poland Milionerzy Krzysztof Wójcik[66] March 28, 2010 First Winner on Poland 1,000,000 zł
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? Renata Morgado[citation needed] May 2000 First female top-prize winner in the franchise $ 50,000,000
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? Ana Damásio[citation needed] September 2000 $ 50,000,000
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? José Fernandes[citation needed] April 2001 $ 50,000,000
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? António Franco[citation needed] December 2003 €250,000
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? José Moura[citation needed] February 7, 2014 First winner after 11 years €100,000
Romania Vrei să fii miliardar? Mihai Popa[67] April 15, 2001 1,000,000,000 lei
Romania Vrei să fii miliardar? Tudor Hurezeanu[68] April 8, 2002 1,000,000,000 lei
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Igor Sazeyev[69] March 12, 2001 First Winner on Russia 1,000,000 roubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Irina and Yuriy Chudinovskikh[70] January 18, 2003 Couples version 1,000,000 roubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Svetlana Yaroslavtseva[71] February 19, 2006 First woman who won 3.000.000 Millon Roubles 3,000,000 roubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Timur Budayev[72] April 17, 2010 First man who won 3.000.000 Roubles 3,000,000 roubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Bari Alibasov and Alexander "Danko" Fadeev[73] November 23, 2013 First celebrity winners in the Russian version 3,000,000 roubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Mikhail Veller[74] 2014 He saved 3 of 4 lifelines on the fifteenth question 3,000,000 roubles
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Peter Lazar[75] unknown SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Akim Kysselef[75] 2002 SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Matjaž Tanko[75] 2002 SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Gorazd Škerbinek[75] 2002 SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Aleš Jankovič[citation needed] 2003 Firefighters edition SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Jaro Leskovsek[76] 2004 SIT 15,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Viktor Niko[citation needed] 2005 SIT 15,000,000
South Africa Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? David Paterson[77] March 19, 2000 First winner outside the USA 1,000,000 R
Sri Lanka Obada Lakshapathi Mamada Lakshapathi Apeksha Kumari[78] February 22, 2013 2,000,000 LKR
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Per Hörberg[citation needed] February 17, 2006 1,000,000 kr
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Torgny Segerstedt[citation needed] March 1, 2008 1,000,000 kr
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Olle Laurell[citation needed] December 4, 2009 1,000,000 kr
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Jan Sundström[citation needed] December 17, 2010 1,000,000 kr
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Mattias Östermann[79] March 2, 2012 1,000,000 kr
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Lena Angviken[80] September 29, 2012 1,000,000 kr
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Birgitta Hedström[81] April 15, 2014 1,000,000 kr
Spain ¿Quiere ser millonario? 50 por 15 Enrique Chicote[82] May 21, 2000 Used the phone a friend lifeline to call his wife in the last question, letting her know that he'd won. ₧ 50,000,000
Spain ¿Quién Quiere Ser El Millonario? Paco Reverte[83] March 15, 2012 Third winner in the "Hot Seat" format. First winner in Spain in almost twelve years. € 100,000.-
Ukraine Khto khoche staty milyonerom? – Pershyi milyon Serhiy Karabynskyy[citation needed] 2002 Won a million Moldovan lei, because of the currency drawing 2,451,900 hryvnia
Ukraine Khto khoche staty milyonerom? – Pershyi milyon Svyatoslav Vakarchuk 2005 First celebrity contestant 1,000,000 hryvnia
Ukraine Milyoner - Garyache Krislo Nadejda Beldiy[citation needed] August 6, 2011 Second top win in the hot seat format. 1,000,000 hryvnia
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Judith Keppel[84] November 20, 2000 First winner in the UK. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? David Edwards[84] April 21, 2001 First male winner in the UK. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Robert Brydges[85] September 29, 2001 First contestant to win in the United Kingdom version since the Charles Ingram affair. He had one lifeline at the Million pound question. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Pat Gibson[84] Republic of Ireland April 24, 2004 Had two of three lifelines at the million pound question. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Ingram Wilcox[84] September 23, 2006 Most recent winner in the UK version. Also the last contestant to face the final question under the 15-question format in the UK, and also the last contestant to win the top prize before the clock format was introduced in 2010. £1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire John Carpenter[86] November 19, 1999 First ever top-prize winner in the Millionaire franchise. He did not use a lifeline until his fifteenth question, when he called his father to tell him he would win the million. US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Dan Blonsky[citation needed] January 18, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Joe Trela[citation needed] March 23, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Bob House[citation needed] June 13, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Kim Hunt[citation needed] July 6, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire David Goodman[citation needed] July 11, 2000 First Millionaire winner since John Carpenter to go 14 straight questions without using a lifeline. He used all three on the last question, just to be sure to win a million. US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Kevin Olmstead[87] April 10, 2001 Biggest winner on the U.S. version, with a $2.18 million jackpot. He was the biggest top prize winner on a network television game show in U.S. history until Alexander Kravis overtook the record on September 19, 2013. US$2,180,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Bernie Cullen[citation needed] April 15, 2001 Had two lifelines upon reaching the fifteenth question. US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Ed Toutant[citation needed] September 7, 2001 Originally ruled to have answered a $16,000 question incorrectly in January 2001 and left with $1,000. It was later discovered that there was a mistake in his $16,000 question and was invited back to play for the $1.86 million he originally was going for. US$1,860,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Kevin Smith[88] February 18, 2003 First man winner of the syndicated series. US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Nancy Christy[89] May 9, 2003 First and so far only female top-prize winner in the United States. US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Sam Murray[90] November 20, 2009 Murray did not go all the way to a million the first time, winning $50,000; then returned to win the question in the "Million Dollar Tournament of Ten." He was also 8th seed in the tournament at the time of his winning. First and last millionaire of the clock format in the franchise. US$1,000,000
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Giovanni Grosso[91] March 20, 2002 100,000,000 Bs.
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Antonio Ríos[91] May 22, 2002 100,000,000 Bs.
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Eugenio Vargas[91] December 22, 2004 100,000,000 Bs.
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Zulay Marcano[92] March 29, 2006 200,000,000 Bs.
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Luis Olavarrieta[citation needed] December 31, 2008 Celebrity edition 200,000 Bs.
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? María Alejandra Requena[citation needed] December 31, 2008 Celebrity edition 200,000 Bs.
Vietnam Ai là triệu phú Phương Thanh[93] September 6, 2013 VTV's 43rd anniversary special. Rather than a monetary prize, Thanh was offered the opportunity to "work as an editor of Ai là triệu phú for one day".

Elimination of winnings

Some players had answered the top prize question correctly, but did not actually win the prize because of ineligibility, legal issues, or elimination from a contest.

Edition Name Date Notes
Bulgaria Koi iska da stane bogat Asen Angelov[94] June 13, 2002 His daughter, Iskra Angelova, worked for Nova TV, which airs the show, a violation of game show rules, so he returned all prizes as he was not eligible because Nova TV donated the money. Employees of the local broadcaster, production company or distributor, sponsors, and Sony (which owns the franchise) are not eligible to participate in the show. As Angelov is the only Bulgarian to answer the final question correctly, no one in this version actually won the top prize.
Thailand เกมเศรษฐี Lertlak Panchanawaporn[95][96] March 22, 2002 A computer error led the player to being fed all the right answers. The cable feeding the player the answers on the computer screen was supposed to be hooked up to the presenter's computer. The player had noticed that the right answers were constantly highlighted on her computer screen and won the million this way. The show's producers took the million away from the player, but she was allowed to play again, but won only 25,000 baht (answered five questions).
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Charles Ingram[84] April 21, 2003 He was accused of cheating by using different coughing patterns from fellow contestant Tecwen Whittock while playing the game. He was found guilty of fraud in the 2001 scandal and was stripped of his winnings. The episode was originally scheduled to air September 18, 2001 but did not actually air until April 21, 2003.

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