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Phil Pruscino, a marketing manager from London, England was a contestant on series 12 of UK's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on 28th September 2002. He won £1,000 after getting his £8,000 question wrong.

He appeared on Fastest Finger First on 14th September 2002, but didn’t make it to the Hot Seat, until 14 days later.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First Question
Put these celebrity mothers in the order their first baby was born.
• A: Catherine Zeta-Jones • B: Davina McCall
• C: Elizabeth Hurley • D: Zoe Ball
Of the starting 10 contestants, only 4 got it right, but Phil, with 5.36 seconds is the fastest and makes it to the hot seat. Correct order: A-D-B-C.

Phil's Run to the Million Edit

£100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these is a casual term for a formal evening suit worn by men?
• A: Tails • B: Talons
• C: Tongues • D: Teeth


£200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What name is given to the questioning of a witness in a court of law?
• A: Crossfire • B: Cross-country
• C: Cross-examination • D: Cross-pollination


£300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name for the piece of paper given by a seller to a buyer as an acknowledgement of payment?
• A: Counterfoil • B: Receipt
• C: Statement • D: Portfolio


£500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words does not mean 'Nothing'?
• A: Nada • B: Nil
• C: Nonsuch • D: Nought


£1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the title of the year-long TV soap set in, set in Los Barcos, Spain?
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: Eldorado • B: El C.I.D.
• C: El Salvadoro • D: El Niño
Ask the Audience Results: A: 97% • B: 0% • C: 0% • D: 3%


£2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In a traditional version of the card game Happy Families, What is the name of the baker?
'50:50' and 'Phone-A-Friend' lifelines used
• A: Mr. Bun • B: Mr. Scone
• C: Mr. Biscuit • D: Mr. Cake
Phil had absolutely no idea so he called his friend, Jun who thought it was A: Mr. Bun but Phil still wasn't sure at all so he used his 50:50 and it left him with options A and C remaining. He then went with his friend Jun and won £2,000.

After this question, he would be on his own and had no more lifelines left.


£4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these creatures is a decapod?
• A: Limpet • B: Starfish
• C: Lobster • D: Scorpion


£8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Jessica, Kelli, Kevin, Michelle and Tony all make up which band?
• A: Allstars • B: Liberty X
• C: Hear'Say • D: So Solid Crew
He had narrowed down the choices to C and D. He then went with his gut instinct of C: Hear'Say to only hear these words from Chris Tarrant: "Phil, The right answer is Liberty X" and lose £3,000 pounds.

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