Matias Hildén, a 28-year-old municipal manager at Puumala, was a contestant on the 2016 spring season of the Finnish version of the show on January 23 and January 30, 2016. He walked away with €7,000, having decided to walk away in the tenth question.

His run was shot in the January of 2016. He organizes pub quizzes in Puumala.


Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First question
Starting with the first, put these Finnish presidents in the order they were elected.
• A: Relander • B: Ståhlberg
• C: Kallio • D: Svinhufvud
From the 5 remaining contestants, only Matias (with a time of 3.19 seconds) correctly answered B-A-D-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Matias' Run to the Million Edit

€100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the first letter in the Greek alphabet?
• A: Alpha • B: Delta
• C: Omega • D: Gamma

€300 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What continent is the largest by population?
• A: Asia • B: Africa
• C: Europe • D: South America

€500 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these does the hit novel Fifty Shades of Grey have depictions of?
• A: Anarchism • B: Epicurism
• C: Colonialism • D: Sadomasochism

€700 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The Etruscans lived in an area of what present-day country?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: China • B: Mexico
• C: Canada • D: Italy

€1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In Latin, what chemical element is argentum?
'Phone A Friend' lifeline used
• A: Silver • B: Gold
• C: Zinc • D: Platinum
Matias was thinking of silver, but he wanted to be sure, so he phoned his friend Markku Kontio who is a Swedish teacher. Kontio said the answer is gold, but when Matias said he was thinking of something else, Kontio changed his opinion quickly to silver.

€2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Who lives in the Kesäranta?
• A: The President of the Republic • B: The speaker of the Parliament
• C: Prime minister • D: The president of Alko

€3,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a popular song by Haloo Helsinki! band?
• A: Die Hard • B: Fight Club
• C: Pulp Fiction • D: Blade Runner

€5,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In what jumping event a style called a flop, popularized by Dick Fosbury used?
• A: Ski jumping • B: Triple jump
• C: Long jump • D: High jump

€7,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the television series Downton Abbey, what is the aristocratic family whose lives and their servants' lives are depicted?
'Ask 3 of the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Crawley • B: Channing
• C: Carson • D: Spencer
Matias had not watched the series, so he used 'Ask 3 of the Audience' lifeline. He picked three people from the audience to tell their opinions: Alex (hometown not mentioned), Juulia (from Helsinki), and Katja (from Lohja). They all said the answer is A: Crawley, and Alex said he had seen every episode of Downton Abbey. Matias went with them, answering A: Crawley, and won €7,000. Alex, Juulia and Katja got gift cards of Scandic Hotels for answering correctly. After the question, the klaxon called time, and Matias returned in the next episode.

€10,000 (10 out of 15) - Not Timed
During which month is the wine Beaujolais Nouveau celebrated?
• A: January • B: April
• C: July • D: November
Matias thought the answer is probably either D: November or A: January, but since he did not have any lifelines left, he decided to walk away with €7,000. The correct answer was D: November.
Preceded by
Enna Koskelainen
Finnish contestant (2016 spring season)
Matias Hildén
Succeeded by
Sami Salpavuori

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