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.
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.