David Goodman, from Olney, Maryland, was a contestant on the U.S. version of the show on July 11th, 2000. He was the sixth American contestant to win $1,000,000, and along with John Carpenter and Steve Perry, one of the only three American contestants to reach the million dollar question with all 3 lifelines still available.
Put the following Nobel Peace Prize winners in chronological order, starting with the most recent.
• A: Desmond Tutu
• B: Menachem Begin
• C: Doctors Without Borders
• D: The Dalai Lama
Competing for a place in the Hot Seat was a visually impaired contestant. Therefore, Regis would first read out loud the question and four possible answers, and then those would appear on the contestants' screen, and only then could they input an answer (making for some sub-2 second times, an unusual occurrence in the show).
From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but David (with a time of 1.58 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.
David decided to use his 50:50 first, eliminating A and C. He then decided to ask the audience, giving Peru 57% and Iceland 42% (and, strangely, 1% went for C: Canada, despite being eliminated by the 50:50 lifeline. David even pointed that out). Next, he decided to phone his friend Haggai, who was 100% sure it was Peru. Finally, he decided to go with the audience and Haggai, and said B: Peru as his final answer. Regis would then say: "You can buy a new car! You just won a million dollars!"