Poios thelei na ginei ekatommyriouchos

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Ποιος θέλει να γίνει εκατομμυριούχος
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Logo of Ποιος θέλει να γίνει εκατομμυριούχος
Presented by Spiros Papadopoulos (1999–2004)
Thodoris Atheridis (2005–2006)
Country of origin Greece
Original language(s) Greek
No. of seasons 10
Release
Original network Mega Channel (1999-2002)
New Hellenic Television (2002-2005)
Alpha TV (2005-2006)
Picture format 576i (PAL)
Original release October 4, 1999 – 2006

Based on the British Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, the Greek format called Ποιος θέλει να γίνει εκατομμυριούχος (English translation: Who wants to become a millionaire?, transliteration: Poios thelei na ginei ekatommyriouchos) debuted in 1999 on Mega Channel. The player had to answer 15 questions correctly in order to win 50 million up to 2001, €150,000 up to 2004, and €250,000 in 2006. In 2010, the show was chosen as the most popular game show in 20 years of Mega Channel program. From 1999 the show was hosted by Spiros Papadopoulos, and from 2005 to 2006 - by Thodoris Atheridis. There were three lifelines - fifty fifty, phone a friend and ask the audience, but in 2006, the "switch the question" lifeline was added, but if a contestant wanted to use it, he had to give up one of his other lifelines. The show was broadcast from 1999 to 2002 on Mega Channel, from 2002 to 2005 on NET and from 2005 to 2006 on Alpha TV. The program could be also watched in Cyprus on RIK2.

Money amounts[edit]

1999-2001[edit]

  • 1. question • 50.000 (€146)
  • 2. question • 75.000 (€220)
  • 3. question • 100.000 (€293)
  • 4. question • 150.000 (€440)
  • 5. question200.000 (€586) (guaranteed sum)
  • 6. question • 400.000 (€1.173)
  • 7. question • 600.000 (€1.760)
  • 8. question • 800.000 (€2.347)
  • 9. question • 1.600.000 (€4.695)
  • 10. question2.000.000 (€5.869) (guaranteed sum)
  • 11. question • 3.000.000 (€8.804)
  • 12. question • 6.000.000 (€17.608)
  • 13. question • 12.000.000 (€35.216)
  • 14. question • 24.000.000 (€70.432)
  • 15. question50.000.000 (€146.735)

2002-2004[edit]

  • 1. question • €100
  • 2. question • €200
  • 3. question • €300
  • 4. question • €400
  • 5. question€500 (guaranteed sum)
  • 6. question • €1,000
  • 7. question • €1.500
  • 8. question • €2.000
  • 9. question • €4.000
  • 10. question€5.000 (guaranteed sum)
  • 11. question • €10.000
  • 12. question • €20.000
  • 13. question • €40.000
  • 14. question • €80.000
  • 15. question€150.000

2005-2006[edit]

  • 1. question • €100
  • 2. question • €200
  • 3. question • €300
  • 4. question • €500
  • 5. question€1.000 (guaranteed sum)
  • 6. question • €1.500
  • 7. question • €2.000
  • 8. question • €3.500
  • 9. question • €5.000
  • 10. question€7.500 (guaranteed sum)
  • 11. question • €10.000
  • 12. question • €20.000
  • 13. question • €50.000
  • 14. question • €100.000
  • 15. question€250.000

Winners of the grand prizes[edit]

There were two winners.

Giorgos Georgopoulos (October 2, 2001)[edit]

Giorgos Georgopoulos (Γιώργος Γεωργόπουλος) won ₯50 million by correctly answering the question:

  • What is depicted on the road sign which warns about existence of the restaurant nearly?
    • Fork and spoon crossed (correct)
    • Fork beside knife
    • Fork next to spoon
    • Fork and knife crossed

Stelios Stergiou (November 21, 2003)[edit]

Stelios Stergiou (Στέλιος Στεργίου) won €150.000 by correctly answering the question:

  • Which of the following is not reflected in the symbol of the Olympic Truce?
    • Olive branch (correct)
    • Dove of peace
    • Olympic rings
    • Olympic flame