Rob "Coach" Fulton of Sydney was the first Australian ever to win a top prize of $1,000,000 on 10 & 17 October, 2005, when he answered 15 questions correctly. Previously, he had been Fastest Finger First contestant in three episodes without making it into the Hot Seat.


Fastest Finger First Edit

From the 9 contestants, 7 got it right, but Rob (with a time of 2.62 seconds) was the fastest to answer correctly, making it into the Hot Seat.

Rob's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not timed
A common feature of bedside clocks is the what button?
• A: Snooze • B: Snarl
• C: Snoop • D: Panic
$200 (2 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these is a common sight in the office?
• A: Water buffalo • B: Water spider
• C: Water cooler • D: Water torture
$300 (3 of 15) - Not timed
A cricketer hitting the ball over the boundary without it first touching the ground scores how many runs?
• A: Six • B: Five
• C: Four • D: Three
$500 (4 of 15) - Not timed
To be prudent only in dealing with small sums is to be penny-wise and pound-what?
• A: Silly • B: Buffoonish
• C: Foolish • D: Puerile
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
Also the title of a well-known song is the film 'Sweet Home what'?
• A: Alaska • B: Arkansas
• C: Arizona • D: Alabama
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not timed
In which state or territory is Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo?
• A: Northern Territory • B: New South Wales
• C: Queensland • D: Western Australia
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not timed
What was the name of former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher's husband?
• A: Denis • B: Danny
• C: Darcy • D: Daryl
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not timed
In electronics, what does IC typically stand for?
• A: Insulated circuit • B: Integrated circuit
• C: Inducted circuit • D: Isolated circuit
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not timed
In which track event did Craig Mottram win Australia's only medal at the 2005 World Athletics Championships?
• A: 800m • B: 1,500m
• C: 5,000m • D: 10,000m
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not timed
Which anniversary of the Eureka Stockade was celebrated in 2004?
• A: 150th • B: 160th
• C: 170th • D: 180th
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not timed
A 1991 novel by Alexandra Ripley, what is the sequel to 'Gone with the Wind'?
• A: Another Day • B: Tara
• C: Rhett • D: Scarlett
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not timed
Jarlsberg cheese is an original product of which country?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Germany • B: Holland
• C: Norway • D: Switzerland
He used the Phone-a-Friend lifeline with his friend saying it's "definitely Norway". Coach went with the friend and won $125,000. Then klaxon called time and Rob would return on $125,000 with the 50:50 and Ask the Audience remaining.
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not timed
In the wild, which tiger is the biggest of the big cats?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Sumatran • B: Siberian
• C: Bengal • D: Bali
He first thought it was Bengal, but he went 50:50 just to make sure, but Bengal along with Sumatran are eliminated. He went with B: Siberian and won $250,000 with the Ask the Audience left.
$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not timed
Which Ivy League university awards the annual Pulitzer Prizes?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Columbia • B: Harvard
• C: Princeton • D: Yale
Ask the Audience Results: A: 11% • B: 46% • C: 23% • D: 20%
Coach didn't know the answer, he decided to use his Ask the Audience lifeline with the majority saying it's Harvard. Then he eliminated Harvard and Yale. Coach went completely against the audience with A: Columbia giving him $500,000.
$1 million (15 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these popular 60s TV shows premiered first?
• A: Bewitched • B: Get Smart
• C: Hogan's Heroes • D: I Dream of Jeannie
Coach used his 'photographic' memory to remember the title sequences of each show. With much thinking Rob first thought it was "I Dream Of Jeannie", but he took more time for much more thinking process. He finally decided to play with these magic words: "Lock in A: Bewitched." These words made him the first Aussie millionaire on this show.

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