ON MILLIONAIRE: ‘General Hospital’ Stars Bank $250,000 In Winnings for Charity
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of ABC’s “General Hospital,” Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne) worked together and just missed taking home $500,000 for their charity, The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions, on Disney/ABC Domestic Television’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” After appearing on the Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2 episodes, the duo walked away with the guaranteed bank of $250,000.
The $500,000 question: In 1993, the first “webcam” was activated in University of Cambridge’s computer lab so that its employees could keep an eye on a what?
A: Coffee pot
B: Bathroom line
C: Water cooler
D: Candy machine
The correct answer was A, but the two opted to walk away with the $250,000 that they had already won and chose not to take a guess as they were out of lifelines and unsure of the answer. If they guessed incorrectly on the question, they would have only taken home $25,000 in winnings towards their charity.
via Press Release
RECAP OF TUESDAY’S EPISODE OF “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE”:
“GH” STARS FINOLA HUGHES & JASON THOMPSON
MAKE IT ALL THE WAY UP TO THE $500,000 QUESTION
ON TUESDAY’S EPISODE OF “MILLIONAIRE”
“GH” DUO WALKS AWAY WITH $250,000 IN WINNINGS
TO BENEFIT THE ART OF ELYSIUM!
“General Hospital” stars Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson started as contestants on Monday’s episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and continued as holdover contestants on Tuesday’s show (4/2). They kicked off Tuesday’s show by looking at their $100,000 question with an accumulated Millionaire Bank of $67,600 and two lifelines left (“Jump The Question” and “Ask The Audience”).
On Tuesday’s show, Finola and Jason used their “Jump The Question” lifeline on their $100,000 question – and their final lifeline, “Ask The Audience,” on their $250,000 question.
They ultimately made it all the way up to the $500,000 question! With just two questions separating them from winning the top prize of $1 million, they decided to not take a guess on their $500,000 question and walk away with the guaranteed $250,000 that they had already won. If they had guessed incorrectly on their $500,000 question, they would have fallen back to $25,000 in winnings.
Finola and Jason will donate their Millionaire winnings to The Art of Elysium (http://www.theartofelysium.org/), a non-profit organization that works closely with actors, artists and musicians, encouraging them to volunteer their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions.