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Matt Wiggins is a paramedic from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He appeared on the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and won $30,000.

The day in which Matt appeared on was First Responders Day. On that day, the show, teamed up with Josh Cellars to honor the legacy of Josh Carr and firefighters by giving several $10,000 grants to volunteer firefighters from the National Volunteer Fire Council who were sitting in the audience.

Matt's Run to the MillionEdit

$500 (1 of 14) - Not timed
According to Discover, "taxes," "crime" and "climate and weather" are all things you need to consider before choosing a what?
• A: Neighborhood • B: Deodorant
• C: Improv group • D: Slice of pizza


$1,000 (2 of 14) - Not timed
In addition to being Halloween, October 31st is also what holiday, celebrated on the anniversary of Harry Houdini's death?
• A: National Mime Day • B: National Magic Day
• C: National Puppetry Day • D: National Lion Taming Day


$2,000 (3 of 14) - Not timed
Which of these famous Carsons is the one for whom Nevada's capital, Carson City, is named?
• A: Johnny Carson • B: Kit Carson
• C: Ben Carson • D: Carson Daly


$3,000 (4 of 14) - Not timed
When it comes to condiments, there are about 185,000 what?
• A: Cucumbers in 1 lb. of relish • B: Mustard seeds in 1 lb. of mustard
• C: Eggs in 1 lb. of mayonnaise • D: Tomatoes in 1 lb. of ketchup


$5,000 (5 of 14) - Not timed
Given the name of his band, it's fitting that the score for the History channel's 2016 remake of the classic miniseries "Roots" was composed by whom?
• A: will.i.am • B: Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
• C: Darius Rucker • D: Tyler, the Creator

After this question, a $10,000 grant was given to Lawrence Winslow, a fire chief from the Baldwin Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Then, after a commercial break, they went back to Matt's game.


$7,000 (6 of 14) - Not timed
Which of these companies once claimed to be the United States' second-largest consumer of pure silver, after the U.S. Mint?
• A: Anheuser-Busch • B: Kodak
• C: Parker Brothers • D: Boeing


$10,000 (7 of 14) - Not timed
What actress became the Honorary Chair of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund after playing the noted zoologist on film?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Michelle Pfeiffer • B: Sigourney Weaver
• C: Susan Sarandon • D: Sally Field
Ask the Audience Results: A: 2% • B: 75% • C: 17% • D: 6%
Matt said he has never seen the film, but he was able to narrow it down between two, so he decided to ask the audience. 75% said it was B, so Matt decided to go with that, which was right.


$20,000 (8 of 14) - Not timed
Attracting more than 8 million people each year, the world's most-visited museum is home to which of these famous objects?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: Orville and Wilbur Wright's plane • B: King Tut's sarcophagus
• C: The Mona Lisa • D: Michaelangelo's David
Matt decided to use his 50:50, which eliminated A and D. He then went with C, thinking about the Louvre, which was correct.

After this question, another $10,000 grant was given to David Spencer, a firefighter at the Mohawk Fire Department. Then came a commercial break and, afterwards, Matt continued his game.


$30,000 (9 of 14) - Not timed
Across from a Chicago stadium, a roof on Sheffield Avenue features a sign that reads "Eamus Catuli!," which roughly translates from Latin to mean what?
• A: Let's Go Cubs! • B: Let's Go Bears!
• C: Let's Go Bulls! • D: Let's Go Blackhawks!


$50,000 (10 of 14) - Not timed
Only reaching a measly 100 degrees, which two states' all-time highest recorded temperatures are the lowest of all 50 states?
• A: Alaska & Hawaii • B: Montana & Colorado
• C: North Dakota & South Dakota • D: Washington & New York
Matt thought 100 degrees was cool in Washington and New York and regular in Hawaii, so he narrowed it down. He decided to call down his Plus One, his wife Margie. However, Margie could not help, so Matt decided to walk away. He was leaning towards C, but the correct answer was A.

After that, one more $10,000 grant was given to Dwayne Anderson, firefighter at the Needville Fire Department.

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Preceded by
J.D. Lape
U.S. contestants
(Season 15)

Matt Wiggins
Succeeded by
Bill Matheny

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