Martin Flood (born July 4, 1964), a 41-year-old I.T. analyst from New South Wales, became the second Australian to win a top prize of $1,000,000 on 14 November 2005 when he answered 15 questions correctly, nearly a month after Rob "Coach" Fulton became the first. He got to the final question with one lifeline left, which was '50:50'. He used it just to be sure he would win a million.
Allegations of cheating marred his win, but he was later acquitted.
Winning one million dollars allowed Martin to quit his job. He was also a contestant in The Master and Australia's Brainiest Quizmaster.
Martin's (Partial) Run to the MillionEdit
|$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not timed|
| How many independent countries border the Caspian Sea?|
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
|• A: Four||• B: Five|
|• C: Six||• D: Seven|
|Martin thought it was Five but decided to phone Dave, who also said it was Five. Martin went with his answer and won $500,000|
|$1 million (15 of 15) - Not timed|
| Who was never 'Time' magazine's 'Man of the Year'?|
'50:50' lifeline used
|• A: Adolf Hitler||• B: Ayatollah Khomeini|
|• C: Joseph Stalin||• D: Mao Zedong|