Doug Foster, a youth minister from Lake Worth, Florida, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on August 28th-29th, 1999. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following musical innovations in the order of their invention, from the earliest to the most recent.
• A: Electric Guitar • B: Player Piano
• C: CD Player • D: Piano

From the 9 contestants, 2 got it right, but Doug (with a time of 3.89 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-B-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Doug's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
In most cities, what is the color of the top light on a standard vertical U.S. traffic light?
• A: Red • B: Blue
• C: Yellow • D: Green
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Aesop, what animal beat the speedy hare in a race?
• A: Snake • B: Raccoon
• C: Tortoise • D: Sheep
The klaxon called time and Doug would return on $200 with all 3 lifelines still available.
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of thefollowing makes bread rise?
• A: Salt • B: Yeast
• C: Oil • D: Magic
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
During what month is Major League Baseball's World Series currently held?
• A: August • B: November
• C: October • D: January
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In what country is Volkswagen headquartered?
• A: Switzerland • B: Germany
• C: Austria • D: Sweden
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura is the governor of what state?
• A: Missouri • B: Michigan
• C: Minnesota • D: Indiana
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following composers was the subject of the Oscar-winning film "Amadeus"?
• A: Beethoven • B: Bach
• C: Mozart • D: Liszt
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not a regular character on the animated TV series "South Park"?
• A: Cartman • B: Chef
• C: Kenny • D: Napoleon
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The Oklahoma City federal building that was the site of the 1995 terrorist bombing was named for whom?
• A: Michael J. Wilton • B: Alfred P. Muraah
• C: John M. Ferguson • D: Thomas R. Farrow
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the only current U.S. coin with a president's profile facing to the right?
'Ask the Audience', 'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Half Dollar - 18% • B: Quarter - 17%
• C: Nickel - 10% • D: Penny - 55%
Dough felt he knew the answer, but decided to ask the audience, from which 55% answered Penny. However, since it was not his original instinct, he decided to phone his friend Jim, who said it was the Nickel. With conflicting answers, he decided to use his 50:50, eliminating B and C. He then decided to go with the audience, and won $32,000.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these celebrities was born in Puerto Rico?
• A: Ricky Martin • B: Jennifer Lopez
• C: Jimmy Smits • D: Cameron Diaz


Preceded by
Jeff Gardner
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Doug Foster
Succeeded by
Paul Locharernkul