Qui veut gagner des millions ?

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Qui veut gagner des millions ?
Created by David Briggs & TF1
Presented by Jean-Pierre Foucault
Country of origin France
Production
Running time 52 minutes
Release
Original network TF1
Original release July 3, 2000 – January 1, 2016
External links
Website

Qui veut gagner des millions ? (Who Wants to Win Millions?) is the French version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which originated in Great Britain on the ITV network. The aim of the game is to win the top prize of 1,000,000 (previously 3 & 4,000,000 before France adopted the euro) by answering 12 (formerly 15) multiple-choice questions correctly. It is broadcast on the TF1 network, and is hosted by Jean-Pierre Foucault.

For more info about the show and rules, etc., see Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The money tree differs in amounts, but the format is virtually identical. Just like Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version, the "Switch the Question" lifeline is available once a contestant has answered the 5th question correctly, instead of the 10th. As of April 2009, the money tree eliminated the first three questions, reducing the number of possible questions faced to 12, similar to the new UK format in play from September 2007 to February 2014. For list of international variants of the show, see the List of national variants in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?.

The show served as a plot device in the French film My Best Friend.

Money trees[edit]

Francs, early 2000[edit]

  • 1. question • 1,000₣ (€152)
  • 2. question • 2,000₣ (€304)
  • 3. question • 3,000₣ (€457)
  • 4. question • 5,000₣ (€762)
  • 5. question10,000₣ (€1,524) (guaranteed sum)
  • 6. question • 20,000₣ (€3,048)
  • 7. question • 40,000₣ (€6,097)
  • 8. question • 80,000₣ (€12,195)
  • 9. question • 150,000₣ (€22,867)
  • 10. question300,000₣ (€45,734) (guaranteed sum)
  • 11. question • 500,000₣ (€76,224)
  • 12. question • 700,000₣ (€106,714)
  • 13. question • 1,000,000₣ (€152,449)
  • 14. question • 1,500,000₣ (€228,673)
  • 15. question3,000,000₣ (€457,347)

Francs, late 2000 - 2001[edit]

  • 1. question • 1,000₣ (€152)
  • 2. question • 2,000₣ (€304)
  • 3. question • 3,000₣ (€457)
  • 4. question • 5,000₣ (€762)
  • 5. question10,000₣ (€1,524) (guaranteed sum)
  • 6. question • 20,000₣ (€3,048)
  • 7. question • 40,000₣ (€6,097)
  • 8. question • 80,000₣ (€12,195)
  • 9. question • 150,000₣ (€22,867)
  • 10. question300,000₣ (€45,734) (guaranteed sum)
  • 11. question • 500,000₣ (€76,224)
  • 12. question • 700,000₣ (€106,714)
  • 13. question • 1,000,000₣ (€152,449)
  • 14. question • 2,000,000₣ (€304,898)
  • 15. question4,000,000₣ (€609,796)

Euros, 2002 - 2009[edit]

  • 1. question • €200
  • 2. question • €300
  • 3. question • €500
  • 4. question • €800
  • 5. question€1,500 (guaranteed sum)
  • 6. question • €3,000
  • 7. question • €6,000
  • 8. question • €12,000
  • 9. question • €24,000
  • 10. question€48,000 (guaranteed sum)
  • 11. question • €72,000
  • 12. question • €100,000
  • 13. question • €150,000
  • 14. question • €300,000
  • 15. question€1,000,000

Euros, 2009 - 2016[edit]

  • 1. question • €800
  • 2. question€1,500 (guaranteed sum)
  • 3. question • €3,000
  • 4. question • €6,000
  • 5. question • €12,000
  • 6. question • €24,000
  • 7. question€48,000 (guaranteed sum)
  • 8. question • €72,000
  • 9. question • €100,000
  • 10. question • €150,000
  • 11. question • €300,000
  • 12. question€1,000,000

Lifelines[edit]

  • Fifty-Fifty (le cinquante-cinquante): The contestant asks the host to have the computer randomly eliminate two of the incorrect answer choices, leaving the contestant with a choice between the correct answer and one incorrect one.
  • Phone-A-Friend (l'appel à un ami): The contestant may call a prearranged friend. The contestant must provide the friends' names and phone numbers in advance. The contestant has thirty seconds to read the question and four choices to the friend, who must select an answer before the time runs out. Phone-a-friends often express their certainty as a percentage (I am 80% sure it's C).
  • Ask the Audience (l'avis du public): The contestant asks the studio audience which answer they believe is correct. Members of the studio audience indicate their choices using an audience response system. The results are immediately displayed on the contestant's and host's screens. This is a popular lifeline, known for its near-perfect accuracy.
  • Switch the Question (le switch): This lifeline is not used anymore in France. It was available after the contestant has correctly answered the €1,500 question. If the contestant has not chosen a final answer on the revealed question, this lifeline entitles the contestant to switch out the original question for another question of the same value. Once the contestant elects to use this lifeline, he or she cannot return to the original question, and thus the correct answer is revealed for the record. In addition, any lifelines used by the contestant while attempting to answer the original revealed question prior to the question switch will not be reinstated.

Grand prize winners[edit]

  • Frédéric Grégoire win 4 million francs on September 30, 2000.
  • Louis win 4 million francs on November 4, 2000.
  • Marie Friedel win €1 million on August 27, 2004. (She died in 2014, aged 66.)