Mark Megerian, from Rochester, Minnesota, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 7th, 1999. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $32,000 question.

He was the first contestant of the November run.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Place the following foods in the order in which they were first introduced.
• A: Spam • B: Rice-a-Roni
• C: Hershey's chocolate bars • D: Wonder Bread

From the 10 contestants, 2 got it right, but Mark (with a time of 5.13 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mark's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is cotton candy made of?
• A: Rice • B: Cotton
• C: Sugar • D: Tobacco

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In an American hospital, what does the abbreviation 'E.R.' stand for?
• A: Emergency Room • B: Endoplasmic Room
• C: Express Room • D: Excellent Room

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the well-known proverb, what city was not built in a day?
• A: Timbuktu • B: Venice
• C: Rome • D: Sheboygan

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the last name of the married characters played by Lucy and Desi on 'I Love Lucy'?
• A: Arnaz • B: Ricardo
• C: MacGillicuddy • D: Mertz

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the largest object in our solar system?
• A: The sun • B: The moon
• C: Jupiter • D: Earth

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What university does President Clinton's daughter attend?
• A: Columbia • B: Berkeley
• C: Yale • D: Stanford

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the proper name of a newborn swan?
• A: Duckling • B: Cygnet
• C: Poult • D: Nestling

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1997 film "As Good as it Gets", what is the profession of Jack Nicholson's character?
• A: Painter • B: Writer
• C: Doctor • D: Agent

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following sports do the competitors race in a building called a velodrome?
• A: Luge • B: Cycling
• C: Walking • D: Dog Racing

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these U.S. state capitals is located at the highest altitude?
• A: Cheyenne • B: Santa Fe
• C: Phoenix • D: Denver


Preceded by
Paul Locharernkul
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Mark Megerian
Succeeded by
John Cuthbertson

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