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

$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
An extremely pleasant situation is said to be a bed of what?
• A: Chocolates • B: Roses
• C: Bubbles • D: Nails
$200 (2 of 15) - Not timed
A harem is the separate private quarters reserved for whom?
• A: Grandparents • B: Men
• C: Visitors • D: Women
$500 (4 of 15) - Not timed
When James Cook mapped the east coast of Australia, what was his rank?
• A: Captain • B: Commodore
• C: Commander • D: Lieutenant
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
At Flemington, the Thursday following the Melbourne Cup is traditionally what Day?
• A: Elms • B: Figs
• C: Gums • D: Oaks
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not timed
Erupting in 1991, Mount Pinatubo is in which country?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Bangladesh • B: Japan
• C: Indonesia • D: Philippines
Ask the Audience Results: A: - • B: - • C: - • D: 62%
Martin thought it was the Philippines but decided to ask the audience, who 62% of them also said it was Philippines. Martin went with their answer and won $32,000.
$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.

$1,000,000 (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

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