Maarit Soukka, an entrepreneur (with a translation service) from Lieto, was a contestant on 2016 spring season of the Finnish version of the show on 9 April, 2016. She walked away with €500, having decided to walk away in the fourth question. Her total prize money was the smallest won during the season, excluding the three Hot Seat contestants who walked away empty-handed.

Her run was shot in the January of 2016.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Starting with the nearest planet to the Sun, put the following planets in the right order.
• A: Earth • B: Mercury
• C: Neptune • D: Jupiter
From the 6 contestants, 4 got it right, but Maarit (with a time of 3.01 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-A-D-C, making it into the Hot Seat. She said she had practised the order of the planets before the program.

Maarit's Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these people predicts the weather?
• A: Agronomist • B: Chirologist
• C: Meteorologist • D: Petomaniac

€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which actor's name is mentioned in the lyrics of the hit song 'Milla' by Anssi Kela?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Tom Cruise • B: Jack Nicholson
• C: Mel Gibson • D: Brad Pitt
Maarit decided to ask the audience. She picked three people from the audience to tell their opinions: Jutta (hometown not mentioned), Aino (hometown not mentioned), and Sirja (hometown not mentioned). The all three were sure the answer is B: Jack Nicholson. Maarit went with them and won €300. Jutta, Aino, and Sirja got gift cards of Scandic Hotels for answering correctly.

€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
The clothing brand MAKIA comes from what country?
'50:50' and 'Phone A Friend' lifelines used
• A: Canada • B: Finland
• C: Japan • D: Germany
Maarit thought the answer cannot be A: Canada or D: Germany. She decided to use '50:50' lifeline, removing the options A and D. Then she phoned Paula Sarkki. Right before the time ended, Paula said she would go with B: Finland. Finland was also Maarit's thought, so she answered it and won €500.

€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the name of the croft that president Urho Kekkonen was born in?
• A: Ryysyranta • B: Juurakko
• C: Paikkari • D: Lepikko
Maarit did not know, so she decided to walk away with €500. If she had went for it, she would have answered A: Ryysyranta. The correct answer would have been D: Lepikko.

The face of Jaajo Linnonmaa when he heard Maarit would be happy walking away with €500.

Preceded by
Harri Mäkivuokko
Finnish contestant
(2016 spring season)

Maarit Soukka
Succeeded by
Lauri Puustinen