Risto Ruotsalainen, an art dealer from Helsinki, was a contestant on the 1999 autumn season of the Finnish version of the show in 12 December and 17 December, 1999. He won 30,000 mk on the show, after walking away on the 50,000 mk question.

Risto's (Partial) Run to the Million Edit

30,000 mk (7 of 15) - Not Timed
By what other name the painting technique pointillism is called?
• A: Glass painting • B: Watercolor painting
• C: Dot painting • D: Sand painting

50,000 mk (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In what country is Rungnado*, one of the biggest soccer stadiums in the world located?
*the correct spelling would be Rungrado
'Ask The Audience' lifeline used
• A: North Korea • B: Argentina
• C: El Salvador • D: Chile
Ask the Audience Results: A: 17% • B: 64% • C: 9% • D: 10%
Risto decided to walk away after having used 'Ask the Audience' lifeline. He would have gone with the audience and answered B: Argentina. However, the correct answer was A: North Korea.
Preceded by
Finnish contestant
(1999 autumn season)

Risto Ruotsalainen
Succeeded by
Timo Toivonen

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