Ginny Horvath, a financial planner from East Sandwich, Massachusetts, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on August 24, 1999. She walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering her $64,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these toys in the order they were first introduced, from the earliest to the most recent.
• A: Barbie • B: G. I. Joe
• C: Cabbage Patch Kids • D: Raggedy Ann

From the 10 starting contestants, 5 got it right, but Ginny (with a time of 4.32 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Ginny's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the nursery rhyme, where did Jack and Jill go to fetch a pail of water?
• A: Down the lane • B: Up the hill
• C: Around the corner • D: Sparkletts
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In broadcasting, the initials CNN stand for what network?
• A: Channel of No News • B: Cable News Network
• C: Christian Network News • D: Careful; Naughty News
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not an original signer of the Declaration of Independence?
• A: Benjamin Franklin • B: Thomas Jefferson
• C: John Hancock • D: Strom Thurmond
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not a New England state?
• A: Vermont • B: Connecticut
• C: Massachusetts • D: Utah
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote "Roots: The Saga of an American Family"?
• A: Langston Hughes • B: Maya Angelou
• C: Alex Haley • D: Steven Wright
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following people received the Republican presidential nomination in 1996?
• A: Bob Dole • B: George Bush
• C: Ross Perot • D: New Gingrich
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What American artist said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"?
• A: Peter Max • B: Andy Warhol
• C: Jackson Pollock • D: Norman Rockwell
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these cooking items is most often used as a thickening agent?
• A: Corn Syrup • B: Baking Soda
• C: Cornstarch • D: Baking Powder
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which original member of the Spice Girls is now a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Ginger • B: Baby
• C: Posh • D: Sporty
Ask the Audience Results: A: 80% • B: 8% • C: 7% • D: 5%
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who scored the winning penalty kick for the U.S. during the 1999 Women's World Cup Soccer Final?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Mia Hamm • B: Brandi Chastain
• C: Christine Lilly • D: Kimberly Akers
Ginny did not know, so she decided to phone her son Douglas, who was almost positive it was Chastain. She went with him and won $32,000.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," what is Juliet's family name?
• A: Capulet • B: Montague
• C: Laurence • D: Tybalt


Preceded by
Carl Park
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Ginny Horvath
Succeeded by
Michael Shutterly