Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars? - The Rules
Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars is a quiz game modeled after the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire©. All of the questions in the game are science and math based but, unlike the TV show, you aren't playing for real money. Sorry!
There are 15 questions standing between you and a (pretend!) million dollar pay day! Each question is presented in multiple choice format. One of the four choices is the correct answer - your job is to pick the right one! The questions become more difficult as you progress through the game, but the potential (fake!) payoff increases as well! Miss a question and the game is over.
There are two safe levels, one at $1,000 and the other at $32,000. Once reached, you can not win less than that (imaginary!) amount. You can quit the game at any time and take your current (worthless!) winnings home with you.
If you need help, there are three 'life lines' at your disposal. You can use each one only once during the course of the game, so use them wisely! The life lines are:
|Poll the Lab||Magically taps into the minds of the staff of Jefferson Lab and tallies what they think about the question. Beware! Sometimes they are busy or distracted and might answer incorrectly!|
|50/50||The computer will randomly remove two incorrect answers, leaving the correct answer and one incorrect answer.|
|Ask an Expert||Magically taps into the mind of a staff scientist at Jefferson Lab to see what they think about the question. As with the Poll the Lab life line, this isn't always foolproof.|
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire is a registered trademark of the ABC television network.