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Chi vuol essere milionario? (English translation: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?) is an Italian-language Italian game show based on the original British format of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show is hosted by Gerry Scotti. The objective of the game is to win €1 million by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly. There are four lifelines - fifty fifty (cinquante cinquanta), phone a friend (telefonata a casa), ask the audience (aiuto al pubblico) and switch the question (switch, the lifeline is unlocked when player won €3,000). Chi vuol essere milionario? is broadcast from 2002 to today. It is shown on the Italian television station Canale 5. When a contestant gets the fifth question correct, he will leave with at least €3,000. When a contestant gets the tenth question correct, he will leave with at least €20,000.

Chi vuol essere milionario? Edizione Straordinaria (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - Extraordinary edition) was the special editions aired from December 15, 2008 to March 29, 2009.

The game's prizes Edit

In second version of Chi vuol essere milionario? (today series), there are fifteen questions and there are these prizes for questions:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €500 €0 €0 €0
2 €1,000 €500 €0 €500
3 €1,500 €1,000 €0 €1,000
4 €2,000 €1,500 €0 €1,500
5 €3,000 €2,000 €0 €2,000
6 €5,000 €3,000 €3,000 €0
7 €7,000 €5,000 €3,000 €2,000
8 €10,000 €7,000 €3,000 €4,000
9 €15,000 €10,000 €3,000 €7,000
10 €20,000 €15,000 €3,000 €12,000
11 €30,000 €20,000 €20,000 €0
12 €70,000 €30,000 €20,000 €10,000
13 €150,000 €70,000 €20,000 €50,000
14 €300,000 €150,000 €20,000 €130,000
15 €1,000,000 €300,000 €20,000 €280,000

In first version of Chi vuol essere milionario?, there were fifteen questions and there were these prizes for questions:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €50 €0 €0 €0
2 €100 €50 €0 €50
3 €200 €100 €0 €100
4 €300 €200 €0 €200
5 €500 €300 €0 €300
6 €1,000 €500 €500 €0
7 €2,000 €1,000 €500 €500
8 €4,000 €2,000 €500 €1,500
9 €8,000 €4,000 €500 €3,500
10 €16,000 €8,000 €500 €7,500
11 €35,000 €16,000 €16,000 €0
12 €70,000 €35,000 €16,000 €19,000
13 €150,000 €70,000 €16,000 €54,000
14 €300,000 €150,000 €16,000 €134,000
15 €1,000,000 €300,000 €16,000 €284,000

Chi vuol essere miliardario? Edit

Chi Vuol Essere Miliardario

From 2000 to 2001, a previous version of Chi vuol essere milionario? was broadcast at Canale 5. It was called Chi vuol essere miliardario? (English translation: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?). As in today's version, Gerry Scotti was the host. The biggest prize was ₤1,000,000,000 (€516,456), as the currency in Italy, until 2001, was the lira. There was one winner of 1 billion lire, Francesca Cinelli.

Money tree of Chi vuol essere miliardario? Edit

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 ₤100,000 (€51) ₤0 ₤0 ₤0
2 ₤200,000 (€103) ₤100,000 ₤0 ₤100,000
3 ₤300,000 (€154) ₤200,000 ₤0 ₤200,000
4 ₤500,000 (€258) ₤300,000 ₤0 ₤300,000
5 ₤1,000,000 (€516) ₤500,000 ₤0 ₤500,000
6 ₤2,000,000 (€1,032) ₤1,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤0
7 ₤4,000,000 (€2,065) ₤2,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤1,000,000
8 ₤8,000,000 (€4,131) ₤4,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤3,000,000
9 ₤16,000,000 (€8,263) ₤8,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤7,000,000
10 ₤32,000,000 (€16,526) ₤16,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤15,000,000
11 ₤64,000,000 (€33,053) ₤32,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤0
12 ₤125,000,000 (€64,557) ₤64,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤32,000,000
13 ₤250,000,000 (€129,114) ₤125,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤93,000,000
14 ₤500,000,000 (€258,228) ₤250,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤218,000,000
15 ₤1,000,000,000 (€516,456) ₤500,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤468,000,000

Top Prize WinnersEdit

Biggest WinnersEdit

Other WinnersEdit

  • Carla Cogo - €500, €35,000 (January 2, 2006) (March 28, 2007)

TriviaEdit

  • The names of the contestants of each game are written by the host on a special card. After he introduced all the players, he immediately throws the card out of the studio.
  • The film pavilion where the filming takes place, as well as the studio, belong personally to the show's host - Jerry Scotti.
  • Several times, when the contestants did not have time to finish the game before the "final klaxon" on the last episode of the playing season, they switched to the next season.
  • In the history of the show, the money tree has changed three times.
  • Since March 30, 2009 the FFF has been canceled, and the "Switch the Question" lifeline has been canceled.
  • Since September 6, 2010, contestants themselves set a single minimum amount (except for the top prize).
  • Michela De Paoli (January 27, 2011) is the only contestant, who saved all three lifelines to the final question.

References Edit

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