Hillary Daw, a music professor at Kennesaw State University from Kennesaw, Georgia, was a contestant on season 1 of the primetime U.S. version of the show on August 16th-17th, 1999. She walked away with $16,000.


Fastest Finger Question Edit

Fastest Finger Question
Place the following performers in the order they joined Saturday Night Live, from the earliest to the most recent.
• A: Eddie Murphy • B: John Belushi
• C: Colin Quinn • D: Phil Hartman

From the 9 remaining contestants, 6 got it right, but Hillary (with a time of 4.65 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-D-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Hillary's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which Army bugle call is played to wake up the troops?
• A: Taps • B: Charge
• C: Reveille • D: Feelings
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following animals has been clocked with a land speed of 70 miles per hour?
• A: Cheetah • B: Greyhound
• C: Rabbit • D: A snail on caffeine
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What substance used to stiffen shirt collars is also found in some foods?
• A: Fiber • B: Glucose
• C: Starch • D: Viagra
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of King Arthur's sword?
• A: Excelsior • B: Excalibur
• C: Extempora • D: Eczema
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What kind of vehicle is a trawler?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Train • B: Boat
• C: Car • D: Airplane
Ask the Audience Results: A: 13% • B: 75% • C: 9% • D: 3%
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following poker hands does not beat a "full house"?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Four of a Kind • B: Royal Flush
• C: Straight Flush • D: Three of a Kind
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which television series featured the wedding of real life couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker?
• A: Hill Street Blues • B: L.A. Law
• C: The Practice • D: St. Elsewhere
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the capital of Iraq?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Theran • B: Basra
• C: Baghdad • D: Riyadh
Hillary decided to phone his brother Tom, who thought it was Baghdad. She went with him and won $8,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Hillary would return on $8,000 with no lifelines available.
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What famous novel features a character named Boo Radley?
• A: The Color Purple • B: Catcher In The Rye
• C: Gone With The Wind • D: To Kill A Mockingbird
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which one of the following is not guaranteed in the U.S. Constittution's First Amedment?
• A: Right To Bear Arms • B: Right To Assemble
• C: Freedom Of Speech • D: Freedom Of The Press
Hillary was not sure, so she decided to walk away with $16,000. The correct answer was A: Right To Bear Arms




  • His $500 question is the same as Pat Linehan's £500 question in the UK.
Preceded by
David Korotkin
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Hillary Daw
Succeeded by
Norman Payne