Jane Oviatt, a homemaker from Wheaton, Illinois, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 21-22, 1999. She walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Using their nicknames, place these states in geographical order from west to east.
• A: Show Me State • B: Sunshine State
• C: Grand Canyon State • D: Golden State

From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Jane (with a time of 5.40 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-C-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jane's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
How many rails does a monorail run on?
• A: 1 • B: 2
• C: 3 • D: 4

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following types of clothing is a sarong?
• A: Hat • B: Sandals
• C: Sweater • D: Skirt

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What three letter acronym would you most likely find on a bottle of sunblock?
• A: ETA • B: TLC
• C: SPF • D: TCB

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
According to popular belief, what monster stalks its prey only when the moon is full?
• A: Werewolf • B: Godzilla
• C: Frankenstein • D: Loch Ness Monster

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
How did comic strip character Dick Tracy earn his living?
• A: Police Detective • B: Medical examiner
• C: Fireman • D: Newspaper reporter

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following animals would you find at the South Pole?
• A: Reindeer • B: Grizzly bear
• C: Polar bear • D: Penguin

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not a member of the operatic trio known as 'The Three Tenors'?
• A: Luciano Pavarotti • B: Plácido Domingo
• C: Andrea Bocelli • D: José Carreras

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who presided over the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry against President Clinton?
• A: Orrin Hatch • B: Henry Hyde
• C: Bob Livingston • D: Bill Barr

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof', what prompts Teyve and Golde to sing 'Sunrise, Sunset'?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: A daughter's wedding • B: A parent's funeral
• C: A grandchild's birth • D: An attack by soldiers

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What signal from the Vatican indicates the election of a new pope?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Bells • B: Doves
• C: White smoke • D: Black smokes
After staring at the question for a minute, Jane decided to call her cousin's husband Mike, who was 100% confident it was White smoke. She decided to go with him and won $32,000. Then, the klaxon called time and Jane would return on $32,000 with only 1 lifeline still available.

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the first gymnast to score a perfect '10' in the Olympics?
• A: Kerri Strug • B: Nadia Comenici
• C: Olga Korbut • D: Mary Lou Retton

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which artist popularized the sculpture with movable parts known as the mobile?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Pablo Picasso • B: Alexander Calder
• C: Auguste Rodin • D: Henry Moore
Ask the Audience Results: A: 20% • B: 55% • C: 8% • D: 17%

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following letters does not exist in the traditional Hawaiian alphabet?
• A: H • B: M
• C: N • D: T
Jane did not know, and having no lifelines remaining, she decided to walk away with $125,000. The correct answer was D: T.


Preceded by
Bob Ehrenberg
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jane Oviatt
Succeeded by
David Patrick

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.