Lotto Weekend Miljonairs

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Lotto Weekend Miljonairs
Lotto Weekend Miljonairs logo.jpg
Old logo
Genre Game Show
Presented by Robert ten Brink (1999-2008)
Jeroen van der Boom (2011)
Country of origin Netherlands
Production
Producer(s) Celador
Endemol
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network SBS 6 (February 6, 1999 - 2006, March 12, 2011 - October 15, 2011)
RTL 4 (March 4, 2006 - May 24, 2008)
Original release February 6, 1999 - May 24, 2008
March 12, 2011 – October 15, 2011
External links
Website www.lottoweekendmiljonairs.nl
Titles of Lotto Weekend Miljonairs
Old logo of Lotto Weekend Miljonairs
Old titles of Lotto Weekend Miljonairs

Lotto Weekend Miljonairs (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɔtoː ˈʋikɛnt mɪljoːˈnɛːrs], Lotto Weekend Millionaires) is a Dutch game show based on the original British format of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show has been hosted by Jeroen van der Boom since 2011.[1] The main goal of the game is to win €1 Million by answering 12 multiple-choice questions correctly. It has been shown from 6 February 1999. Until 2008 the show was hosted by Robert ten Brink.[2]

From 6 February 1999 to February 2006, it was shown on SBS 6, and from 4 March 2006 to 24 May 2008, it was shown on RTL 4. In 2011 it was once again broadcast by SBS 6.[2]

From the start on, the Lotto was the main sponsor, however, in the first seasons (from about 1999 to 2001), the show was known as just Weekend Miljonairs.[citation needed] Later, the title was changed to Lotto Weekend Miljonairs.

When a contestant gets the second question correct, he will leave with at least €1,000. When a contestant gets the seventh question correct, he will leave with at least €25,000.[citation needed]

There are four lifelines: Fifty-Fifty, Phone-A-Friend, Ask The Audience, and Switch the Question. Switch the Question becomes available when the contestant correctly answers the seventh question.[citation needed]

The first contestant on the show won ƒ16,000.[citation needed]

The program has only been won once so far, on January 6, 2001 by Hans Peters.[3][unreliable source?] Because the euro was not used yet in 2001, he did not win €1 Million, but ƒ1,000,000 (€453,780).[citation needed]

The only other time in the program so far anybody has faced the 15th question without walking away was on December 20, 2003 by contestant Menno de Ruijter, but he lost €234,000 of the €250,000 he had.[4]

There have also been a few €0 winners, none more so than Peter Lindhout in March 2007 (he missed his 4th question).[5]

There have been a lot of other final questions, but none of the contestants took the risk.[citation needed]

Ending of the program in the original format[edit]

In November 2007, the Lotto announced that it would stop sponsoring the show in mid-2008, and would not renew the contract.[6] RTL did not want to give up the program, and so they searched hard for a new sponsor. Eventually they failed.[citation needed]

The last episode aired on RTL 4 was May 24, 2008.[citation needed]

For some time it seemed like the program would still return after the summer of 2008, but unfortunately, on June 26, 2008, RTL told in public that the program would not return.[citation needed]

Robert ten Brink, the host of the program, would become the host of Het Moment Van De Waarheid, the Dutch version of The Moment of Truth.[7]

In 2011 Lotto wanted to start a new season, but without Robert ten Brink. The problem was that RTL only wanted to make the new season with Robert. That's the reason the program returned on March 12, 2011 on SBS 6 with a new host, and again sponsored by the Lotto.[1] The last episode was broadcast on October 15, 2011.[8]

Money Trees[edit]

Euro Money Tree (used from 2011 to present)

  • €500
  • €1,000
  • €2,000
  • €4,000
  • €8,000
  • €16,000
  • €25,000
  • €50,000
  • €100,000
  • €250,000
  • €500,000
  • €1,000,000

Euro Money Tree (used from 2002 to 2008)

  • €25
  • €50
  • €125
  • €250
  • €500
  • €1,000
  • €2,000
  • €4,000
  • €8,000
  • €16,000
  • €32,000
  • €64,000
  • €125,000
  • €250,000
  • €1,000,000

ƒ Money Tree (used from 1999 to 2001)

  • ƒ50 (€22)
  • ƒ100 (€44)
  • ƒ250 (€113)
  • ƒ500 (€226)
  • ƒ1,000 (€452)
  • ƒ2,000 (€904)
  • ƒ4,000 (€1,808)
  • ƒ8,000 (€3,616)
  • ƒ16,000 (€7,232)
  • ƒ32,000 (€14,464)
  • ƒ64,000 (€28,928)
  • ƒ125,000 (€56,722)
  • ƒ250,000 (€113,444)
  • ƒ500,000 (€226,888)
  • ƒ1,000,000 (€453,776)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jeroen van der Boom doet Weekend Miljonairs Parool, February 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Jeroen van der Boom belt Robert ten Brink Telegraaf, February 8, 2011
  3. ^ Who wants to be a Millionaire - First Dutch Winner. YouTube. 19 November 2007. 
  4. ^ Who wants to be a Millionaire - Holland. YouTube. 15 July 2008. 
  5. ^ YouTube. youtube.com. 
  6. ^ Lotto stopt met ‘Weekend Miljonairs’ Mediacourant, 2 November 2007
  7. ^ Robert ten Brink presentator Moment van de Waarheid Mediacourant, July 2, 2008
  8. ^ Press release about last episode ANP Pers Support, October 15, 2011