Lauri Puustinen, a 31-year-old English teacher from Jyväskylä, was a contestant on 2016 spring season of the Finnish version of the show on 9 April, 2016. He walked away with €1,000, having answered incorrectly in the sixth question. He was the last contestant of the season.

His run was shot in the January of 2016. In the following season, he was one of the three Phone-A-Friend friends of Henri Heinola in the episode that was aired on 17 September, 2016, and gave him the right answer. The two other friends, Juhani Mykkänen and Janne Käki, had also been contestants before.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Arrange the following James Bond films according to their age, from the oldest to the youngest.
• A: For Your Eyes Only • B: Thunderball
• C: Skyfall • D: GoldenEye
From the 5 remaining contestants, 3 got it right, but Lauri (with a time of 4.44 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-D-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Lauri' Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a Japanese art of paper folding?
• A: Parsnip • B: Origami
• C: Limerick • D: Marjoram

€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which artist recorded the famous 'Seili' album?
• A: Hanna Pakarinen • B: Jenni Vartiainen
• C: Laura Närhi • D: Diandra

€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the real name of PewDiePie, one of the world's most famous YouTube stars?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Joel Berghult • B: Felix Kjellberg
• C: Robert Öberg • D: Tim Bergling
Lauri said he had heard of PewDiePie, but did not know his real name, so he decided to ask the audience. He picked three people from the audience to tell their opinions: Matti (hometown not mentioned), Daniel (hometown not mentioned), and Patrik (hometown not mentioned). They all said the answer is B: Felix Kjellberg. Lauri went with them and won €500. Matti, Daniel, and Patrik got gift cards of Scandic Hotels for answering correctly.

€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
In the TV series Dallas, what was the name of Victoria Principal's character?
'Phone A Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: Sue Ellen • B: Miss Ellie
• C: Pamela • D: Lucy
Lauri phoned his father Jarmo Puustinen. Jarmo said the answer is C: Pamela, but did not have time to say how sure he was. Then Lauri used '50:50' lifeline, and the options B and D were removed. Lauri decided to answer C: Pamela, because he did not want to leave with €500. The answer turned out to be correct.

€1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What number, or close to it, the player tries to get in blackjack card game?
• A: 21 • B: 50
• C: 100 • D: 1000

€2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who wrote the book 'Erektio Albertinkadulla' (Erection in Albert Street)?
• A: Kalervo Palsa • B: Esa Saarinen
• C: Jari Tervo • D: Pekka Himanen
After the host Jaajo Linnonmaa had read the question, he said: "Probably familiar to both of us", making the audience laugh.

At the end of the episode, the host said the program will continue in the autumn.

Preceded by
Maarit Soukka
Finnish contestant
(2016 spring season)

Lauri Puustinen
Succeeded by
Jukka Voutilainen
(2016 autumn season)