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USF student misses $100,000 question on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, earns $25,000

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WillCappV University of South Florida graduate student Will Capp was shown flubbing a $100,000 question on tonight's episode of the daytime syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, walking away with just $25,000 after incorrectly answering a question about a popular women's magazine from the 1930s.

The 41-year-old used all his "lifeline" aids during the questions leading up to the $100,000 query, consulting the primetime game's first $1-million winner John Carpenter to earn $16,000 on a question about the reason for British Prince Harry's first visit to the United States (answer: a polo match).

But it was a question about which popular women's magazine began in the 1930s as a menu leaflet handed out in A&P supermarkets which proved Capp's undoing. Though he answered Good Housekeeping, the correct answer was Women's Day, knocking him back down to the $25,000 level.

Capp also was seated in the Tournament of Ten, a November showdown among the ten most successful players to that point, judged by their amount of winnings and speed of their answers. In the tournament, each player gets a chance to compete for $1-million.

Capp actually competed in the fastest finger round of the primetime revival of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in August, but didn't get to play the game. Meredith Vieira, host of the daytime edition, invited all the people who didn't make the primetime edition to compete on her version of the show.

The episode, filmed in New York last month, aired today on WTSP-Ch. 10.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 3:01pm]

    

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