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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 international versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

Edition Winner Broadcast date Notes Top prize
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Khaled al Mulla[1]United Arab Emirates November 21, 2001 1,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Mohammad Tanirah[2]Gaza Strip March 15, 2002 1,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Sidi Ahmed weld Ali[3]Mauritania January 2, 2003 1,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah 2 malyoon Kenaan Matar[4]Lebanon May 15, 2007 2,000,000 SR
Arab League Man sa yarbah al malyoon Mohammad Hamzeh[5]Syria 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
Australia Millionaire Hot Seat Edwin Daly[7] August 29, 2016 Fourth Winner in the Hot Seat Format. First Australian winner after almost 11 years. A$1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Anton Sutterlüty[8] February 19, 2001 öS 10,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Christiane de Piero[9] November 11, 2002 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Sigrid Weiß-Lutz[10] May 9, 2003 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Monica Weinzettl[11][12] October 18, 2003 Promi-Ausgabe #7. Donated the prize to St. Stephen's Cathedral €50,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Karin Huber[13] November 3, 2003 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Elfriede ("El") Awadalla[14] March 14, 2005 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Heide Gondek[15] September 18, 2006 €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Philip Aschner[16] October 20, 2007 Junior-Special €100,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Marion Eidenhammer[17] June 28, 2008 Junior-Special €100,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Stefan Schwaiger[18] May 23, 2009 Junior-Special €100,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Andreas Goldberger and Nina Hartmann[19] October 24, 2011 Promi-Ausgabe #23. €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Thomas Geierspichler and Günther Matzinger[20] October 22, 2012 Promi-Ausgabe #27.The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Andrea Spatzek[21] November 26, 2012 Promi-Ausgabe #28. The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Sonya Kraus[22] May 13, 2013 Promi-Ausgabe #30. The prize donate it to Life Ball €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Peter Stöger and Ulrike Kriegler[23] October 21, 2013 Promi-Ausgabe #31. The prize donated it to Austrian Sports Aid €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Stephan Eberharter[24] December 2, 2013 Promi-Ausgabe #32. The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Mathias Stockinger[25] December 9, 2013 First non-celebrity winner after 7 years €1,000,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Kristina Sprenger[26] February 10, 2014 Promi-Ausgabe #33. The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Angelika Kirchschlager[27] February 2, 2015 Promi-Ausgabe #37. The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Julia Cencig[28] February 2, 2015 Promi-Ausgabe #37. The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Austria Die Millionenshow Dietrich Siegl[29] November 23, 2015 Promi-Ausgabe #40. The prize donated it to Licht ins Dunkel €75,000
Bangladesh Ke Hotey Chay Kotipoti Mir Mohammed Easin 2011 ৳ 10,000,000
Belgium Qui sera millionnaire? (French Version) Katia Savignano[30][31] June 4, 2001 BEF 10,000,000
Belgium Wie wordt multimiljonair? (Dutch Version) Ingrid Vervaeck[32] October 10, 2000 BEF 20,000,000
Chile ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Gonzalo Miranda[33][34] September 9, 2002 CLP$100,000,000
Colombia ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Juan Dario Jaramillo Sánchez[35][36][37] October 28, 2002 First Child winner on Colombianian Millionaire COP$210,000,000
Colombia ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Enrique Carlos Castillo[38] October 30, 2006 COP$210,000,000
Colombia ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? David Huertas[39] October 29, 2011 COP$300,000,000
Costa Rica ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Willy Pérez[40][41] June 29, 2010 Winner of special 2010 World Cup edition 25,000,000 colón
Croatia Tko želi biti milijunaš? Mira Bićanić[42][43] June 14, 2003 First winner and lastest 1,000,000 kuna
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Søren Brøndum Laursen[44] October 13, 2001 First winner in the Danish version 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Anders and Peter Lund Madsens[45] September 17, 2002 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to DCA 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Signe Svendsen and Søren Sko[46] January 1, 2004 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to AIDS Foundation 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Søren Gudbrand and Lis Gudbrand[47] March 21, 2005 Winners in Special edition "Me and my best" 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Claus Højbak and Bertel Haarder[48] October 3, 2005 Donated half the prize to a school organization 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Peter Kierkegaard , Helle Knudsen and Alexander Cortes[49][50] October 15, 2007 Junior edition 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Julie, Ulrik and Sia[51] November 24, 2007 Junior edition 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Joachim, Lukkas and Daniel[52] March 15, 2008 Junior edition 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Simon Ron Dalsgaard, Emil Aleksej Belinson and Marcus Heinrich Abrahamsen [53] May 9, 2008 Junior edition 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Mogens Lykketoft and Martin Krasnik[54] October 11, 2010 Winners in celebrity edition. The prize donated to Peres Center for Peace 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Jon Mikkel Hansen and Lars Ole Jørgensen[55] March 12, 2012 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Charlotte Bircow and Lasse Rimmer [56] October 22, 2012 Winners in celebrity edition. The prize donated to Breast Cancer Society 2,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Bjarke Refslund and Thure Kjær [57] April 19, 2013 Winners in celebrity edition. 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Morten Resen and Ellen Nybo [58] September 30, 2013 Winners in 25th channel anniversary. 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Anders and Peter Lund Madsens[59] October 28, 2013 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to DCA, and they became second millionaires after 17 September 2002 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Daniel Paske and Jasmin Sharzad[60] March 3, 2015 Winners in Dating edition. 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Søren Pilmark and Henrik Koefoed[61] March 6, 2016 Winners in celebrity edition. 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Denmark Hvem vil være millionær? Tommy Kenter and Lise Baastrup[62] May 8, 2016 Winners in celebrity edition. 1,000,000 Danish Krone
Ecuador ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Maria Fernanda Compte[63] November 24, 2002 US$25,000
France Qui Veut Gagner des Millions? Frédéric Grégoire[64] September 30, 2000 ₣4,000,000
France Qui Veut Gagner des Millions? Louis[65] November 4, 2000 ₣4,000,000
France Qui Veut Gagner des Millions? Marie Friedel[66] August 27, 2004 €1,000,000
Georgia (country) Vis Unda 20000? Manana Maisuradze [67] 2002 20,000 Lari
Georgia (country) Vis Unda 20000? Garry Kasparov and Daria Tarasova[68]Russia February 22, 2011 First celebrity winners. And episode was in Russian with Georgian subtitles. 20,000 Lari
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Eckhard Freise[69] December 2, 2000 DM 1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Marlene Grabherr[70] May 20, 2001 DM 1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Gerhard Krammer[71] October 18, 2002 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Dr. Maria Elisabeth Wienströer[72] March 29, 2004 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Stefan Lang[73] October 9, 2006 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Timur Hahn[74] January 8, 2007 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Oliver Pocher[75] May 30, 2008 Promi- Special #16 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Thomas Gottschalk[76] November 20, 2008 Promi - Special #17 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Ralf Schnoor[77] November 26, 2010 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Barbara Schöneberger[78] May 30, 2011 Promi - Special #22 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Sebastian Langrock[79] March 11, 2013 €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Thorsten Fischer[80] October 17, 2014 15 years special episode €1,000,000
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Nadja Sidikjar[81] November 13, 2015 First Winner of Jackpot-Special #2 €1,538,450
Germany Wer wird Millionär? Leon Windscheid[82] December 7, 2015 €1,000,000
Greece Poios thelei na ginei ekatommyriouchos Giorgios Georgopoulos[83] October 2, 2001 ₯ 50,000,000
Greece Poios thelei na ginei ekatommyriouchos Stelios Stergiou[83] November 21, 2003 €150,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung James Wong and Petrina Fung[84] July 15, 2001 Celebrity charity special HK$1,000,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung Stephen Chow and Lee Man[85][86] August 20, 2001 Shaolin Soccer charity special HK$1,000,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung Chan Hon-cheung "Christ"[87] November 2, 2001 First of the two non-celebrity winner in Hong Kong, China HK$1,000,000
Hong Kong Baak Maan Fu Yung Cheng Tak-cheung[88] February 7, 2003 Million dollar tournament HK$1,000,000
Hungary Legyen Ön is milliomos! Gábor Cserey[89] March 20, 2006 40,000,000 Ft
Iceland Viltu vinna milljón? Sveinn Valgeirsson[90] March 24, 2002 5,000,000 Icelandic Krona
Iceland Viltu vinna milljón? Paolo Turchi[91] March 30, 2003 5,000,000 Icelandic krona
Iceland Viltu vinna milljón? Jón Steinar and Hannes Hólmsteinn[92] April 11, 2004 Winners in charity edition. The prize donated to Childhood Cancer Support Association "SKB" 5,000,000 Icelandic krona
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Harshvardhan Navathe[93] October 19, 2000 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Vijay Raul and Arundhati[94] May 2, 2001 Winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati Patni 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Ravi Saini[95] May 14, 2001 Winner of KBC Junior 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Sushil Kumar[96] November 2, 2011 First winner of the 13-question format. 50,000,000 Rs. (5 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Sanmjeet Kaur Sahani[97] January 12, 2013 Second and lastest winner of the 13-question format. 50,000,000 Rs. (5 crore)
India Kaun Banega Crorepati Achin and Sarthak Narula[98] September 20, 2014 Highest Asian top prize in Millionaire franchise to date. First winners of the 14-question format. 70,000,000 Rs. (7 crore)
India Kannadada Kotyadhipati Hussain Basha[99] April 29, 2013 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Ningalkkum Aakaam Kodeeshwaran Sanooja Rajan[100][101] May 1, 2013 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati Mahadev Jadhav and Anita Jadhav[102] March 17, 2014 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Ke Hobe Banglar Kotipoti Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao[103] July 8, 2011 Celebrity edition 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
India Ke Bani Crorepati Rajesh Singh[104] July 27, 2011 10,000,000 Rs. (1 crore)
Indonesia Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Adhi Hartono March 2005 Rp. 1,000,000,000
Israel Mi Rotseh Lehiot Mylyoner? Izhar Nevo[105] August 7, 2000 First winner in Israel 1,000,000 ₪
Italy Chi vuol essere miliardario? Francesca Cinelli[106] March 18, 2001 ₤ 1,000,000,000
Italy Chi vuol essere milionario? Davide Pavesi[107] October 17, 2004 €1,000,000
Italy Chi vuol essere milionario? Michela De Paoli[108][109][110] January 27, 2011 €1,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Yasuyuki Kunimitsu[111] July 27, 2000 First ever Asian Millionaire top prize winner ¥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[112] 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[113] 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[114] 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[115] 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[116] 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[117] April 1, 2009 ¥10,000,000
Japan Quiz $ Millionaire Mana Ashida[118] January 2, 2013 Celebrity Kids Edition. Youngest top-prize winner (at the time of recording) in the Millionaire franchise worldwide. (8 years and 6 months old) ¥1,000,000
Kazakhstan Kto vozmyot million Saule Akhmetova[119][120] April 25, 2002 First Woman won 5,000,000 tenge 5,000,000 tenge
Kazakhstan Kto vozmyot million Irina Stalnaya[121] April 17, 2003 5,000,000 tenge
Latvia Gribi būt miljonārs? Elita Rumpe[122][123] December 18, 2002 10,000 Lati
Mexico ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Lucía Sánchez[124] April 22, 2010 3,000,000 Mexican pesos
Mexico ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Rafael Lira[125] April 21, 2012 1,500,000 Mexican pesos
Netherlands Lotto Weekend Miljonairs Hans Peters[126] January 6, 2001 NLG 1,000,000
Nigeria Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Aroma Ufodike[127] September 11, 2009 ₦10,000,000
Norway Vil du bli millionær? Anne Louise Lien and Hans Erik Borgenvik[128] March 10, 2003 First winners in Norway. 2,000,000 Norwegian krone
Norway Vil du bli millionær? Bjørn Lien[129] January 19, 2010 First winner in the Hot Seat format. 1,000,000 Norwegian krone
Philippines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Sharon Cuneta[130] January 9, 2010 Celebrity contestant who made a second appearance in the franchise. Won P1,000,000 (14th question) during her first appearance in December 25, 2001. 2,000,000 Philippine pesos
Philippines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Karl Jonathan Aguilar[131] September 18, 2011 2,000,000 Philippine pesos
Philippines Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Eduardo Gaeilo Pajinag, Jr.[132] October 20, 2013 First winner under Risk format outside Germany. 2,000,000 Philippine pesos
Poland Milionerzy Krzysztof Wójcik[133] March 28, 2010 Second and lastest winner of the 12-question format. And First and only (so far) winner after 11 years. 1,000,000 zł
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? Renata Morgado[citation needed] May 2000 First female top-prize winner in the franchise. Also the first ever European and non-English-speaking Millionaire winner. 50,000,000 Portuguese escudos
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? Ana Damásio[citation needed] September 2000 Second female top-prize winner in the franchise 50,000,000 Portuguese escudos
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? José Fernandes[citation needed] April 2001 50,000,000 Portuguese escudos
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? António Franco[134] December 29, 2003 €250,000
Portugal Quem quer ser milionário? José Maria Souto de Moura [135][136][137] February 7, 2014 First winner after 11 years €100,000
Romania Vrei să fii miliardar? Mihai Popa[138] April 15, 2001 1,000,000,000 Romanian Leu
Romania Vrei să fii miliardar? Tudor Hurezeanu[139] April 8, 2002 1,000,000,000 Romanian Leu
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Igor Sazeyev[140] March 12, 2001 First Winner on Russia 1,000,000 Rubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Irina Chudinovskih and Yury Chudinovskih[141] January 18, 2003 Couples version. 1,000,000 Rubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Svetlana Yaroslavtseva[142] February 19, 2006 First woman who won 3.000.000 Rubles 3,000,000 Rubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Timur Budayev[143][144] April 17, 2010 First man who won 3.000.000 Rubles 3,000,000 Rubles
Russia Kto khochet stat' millionerom? Bari Alibasov and Alexander "Danko" Fadeev[145][146] November 23, 2013 First celebrity winners in the Russian version with risk format 3,000,000 Rubles
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Peter Lazar[147] unknown SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Akim Kysselef[147] 2002 SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Matjaž Tanko[148] March 29, 2002 SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Gorazd Škerbinek[147] 2002 SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Aleš Jankovič[149] March 30, 2003 Firefighters edition SIT 10,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Jaro Leskovsek[150] May 16, 2004 SIT 15,000,000
Slovenia Lepo je biti milijonar Viktor Niko[citation needed] July 2005 SIT 15,000,000
South Africa Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? David Paterson[151] March 19, 2000 First winner outside the USA 1,000,000 Rand
Sri Lanka Obada Lakshapathi Mamada Lakshapathi (Sinhalese) Apeksha Kumari[152] February 22, 2013 First winner 2,000,000 Sri Lankan Rupee
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Per Hörberg[153] February 17, 2006 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Torgny Segerstedt[154] March 1, 2008 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Olle Laurell[155] December 4, 2009 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Jan Sundström[156] December 17, 2010 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Mattias Östermann[157] March 2, 2012 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Lena Angviken[158] September 29, 2012 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Birgitta Hedström[159][160] April 11, 2014 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Alexandra Pascalidou and Lena Ag[161] November 15, 2014 Celebrity Special 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Sweden Postkodmiljonären Ylva Orrmell[162] February 18, 2017 1,000,000 Swedish Krona
Spain ¿Quiere ser millonario? 50 por 15 Enrique Chicote[163] May 21, 2000 Used the phone a friend lifeline to call his wife in the last question, letting her know that he'd won, and first winner on Spanish version. ₧ 50,000,000
Spain ¿Quién Quiere Ser El Millonario? Paco Reverte[164] 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 Sergey Karabinsky [165] June 6, 2003 First winner of the Ukrainian version. 1,000,000 Moldovan leu = 372,000 hryvnia
Ukraine Khto khoche staty milyonerom? – Pershyi milyon Svyatoslav Vakarchuk[166] January 22, 2005 First celebrity contestant. And the top-prize has been donated to orphanages in Ukraine. 1,000,000 hryvnia
Ukraine Milyoner - Garyache Krislo Nadezhda Beldiy[167] August 6, 2011 Second top winner in the hot seat format. 1,000,000 hryvnia
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Judith Keppel[168] November 20, 2000 First winner in the original UK version. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? David Edwards[168] April 21, 2001 First male winner in the UK. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Robert Brydges[169] 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[168] Republic of Ireland April 24, 2004 Had two of three lifelines at the jackpot question. £1,000,000
United Kingdom Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Ingram Wilcox[168] September 23, 2006 Last winner in the original 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 on 3 August 2010. £1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire John Carpenter[170] November 19, 1999 First ever top-prize winner in the Millionaire franchise. He did not use a lifeline until his fifteenth and final 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[170] January 18, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Joe Trela[170] March 23, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Bob House[170] June 13, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Kim Hunt[170] July 6, 2000 US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire David Goodman[170] 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[171] 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 Andrew Kravis overtook the record on September 19, 2013. Also the highest winning of Millionaire worldwide so far. US$2,180,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Bernie Cullen[172] 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[173] 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[174] February 18, 2003 First male winner of the syndicated series. US$1,000,000
United States Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Nancy Christy[175] 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[176] 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 only millionaire of the clock format in the franchise. US$1,000,000
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Giovanni Grosso[177] March 20, 2002 First ever top-prize winner in South America. 100,000,000 Venezuelan bolívar
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Antonio Ríos[178] May 22, 2002 100,000,000 Venezuelan bolívar
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Eugenio Vargas[177] December 22, 2004 100,000,000 Venezuelan bolívar
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Zulay Marcano[179] March 29, 2006 200,000,000 Venezuelan bolívar
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? Luis Olavarrieta[citation needed] December 31, 2008 Celebrity edition 200,000 Venezuelan bolívar
Venezuela ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? María Alejandra Requena[citation needed] December 31, 2008 Celebrity edition 200,000 Venezuelan bolívar
Vietnam Ai là triệu phú Phương Thanh[180] 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". ₫150,000,000

Stripped 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 of player Date Notes
Bulgaria Koi iska da stane bogat Asen Angelov[181] June 13, 2002 His daughter, Iskra Angelova, worked for Nova TV, which airs the show, a violation of the eligibility requirements, and was forced to return the prize 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[182][183] 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[168] 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. Was part of the final original episode.

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