J.D. Lape, from Corona, CA who appeared on the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? on September 26, 2016 and won $5,000 after answering his $50,000 question wrong.

For four years, he has been making a trivia spreadsheet to prepare him for Millionaire. In fact, he makes a spreadsheet for any occasion. What he did was list a bunch of categories at the top, and whenever he comes up with a fact that falls under that category, he would put it on the spreadsheet. He has collected a total of about 500 facts.

J.D.'s Run to the MillionEdit

$500 (1 of 14) - Not timed
Urging people to follow their dreams, motivational speakers have been known to say "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land" where?
• A: "In the mesosphere" • B: "Among the stars"
• C: "On a dwarf planet" • D: "In a vast endless void"

$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not timed
According to The New Yorker, though it's also a status symbol, Aretha Franklin wears what onstage mainly to stay warm and keep "her voice from closing up"?
• A: A velour tracksuit • B: A bright green Snuggie
• C: A leather football helmet • D: A fur coat

$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not timed
"I [heart] my Maltipoo" reads a popular T-shirt that displays affection for a what?
• A: Designer handbag • B: Hybrid dog breed
• C: Specialty coffee drink • D: Brand of subcompact car

$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not timed
While it didn't take a stand as to whether Chobani or Fage is the tastier choice, in 2014 New York declared what to be its official state snack?
• A: Potato chips • B: Yogurt
• C: Popcorn • D: Cashews

$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not timed
With over 50 different versions worldwide, Guinness World Records says what show featuring Nick Cannon has the most successful reality TV format ever?
• A: The Voice • B: Survivor
• C: America's Got Talent • D: The Apprentice

$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not timed
If you're planning on visiting the Scottish capital, you should know in advance that which of these is the standard way to pronounce it?
• A: ED-in-berg • B: ED-in-brow
• C: ED-in-BAR-oh • D: ED-in-BURR-ah
The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh.

$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not timed
Though the amount often falls to around 55% by the time they're adults, NPR says the bodies of newborn babies are about 75% what?
• A: Fat • B: Water
• C: Bone • D: Skin
J.D. knew most of the human body is water, but he did not think the percentages made sense. However, he still went for B, and that was right.

$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not timed
Along with a massive sum of money, winners of The World Series of Poker's prestigious Main Event don't receive a conventional trophy, but rather a what?
• A: Belt buckle • B: Bracelet
• C: Necklace • D: Pair of cufflinks

$30,000 (9 of 14) - Not timed
Which of the following pairs of notes are identical, and thus played with the same key on a piano?
"Ask the Audience", "Plus One" and "50:50" lifelines used.
• A: F-sharp and G • B: F-flat and E-sharp
• C: B-sharp and C • D: B-flat and A
Ask the Audience Results: A: 14% • B: 42% • C: 34% • D: 10%
J.D. did not have this on his spreadsheet, but he took a little piano in college, so he tried looking back on that. However, he could not remember well, so he decided to ask the audience. 42% said B, but the results were spread out with C in second. J.D. was leaning toward's C, but he was still not quite sure, so he called down his Plus One Jeff. Jeff thought it was B, but he was not quite sure either. J.D. eventually decided to use the 50:50, which took away A and D. Eventually, J.D. went with C, which was correct.

$50,000 (10 of 14) - Not timed
Which classic novel gets its title from the second line of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"?
• A: The Grapes of Wrath • B: The Call of the Wild
• C: The Naked and the Dead • D: The Sound and the Fury
J.D. was leaning towards D, but he was not very confident. Despite this, he went for it, but the correct answer was A: The Grapes of Wrath.

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Preceded by
Jon Colby
U.S. contestants
J.D. Lape
Succeeded by
Matt Wiggins