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The sixteenth season of the U.S. syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? premiered on September 11, 2017. It's hosted by Chris Harrison.

Lifelines Edit

In this season three lifelines used, but in "Whiz Kids Weeks" additional lifeline only used:

Episodes Edit

  • Episode 1 (11th September 2017)
Richard Banks ($5,000) 
Audrey Watkins-Fox (continued)
  • Episode 2 (12th September 2017)
Audrey Watkins-Fox ($50,000) 
Tyler Crosby (continued)
  • Episode 3 (13th September 2017)
Tyler Crosby ($100,000)
  • Episode 4 (14th September 2017)
Kelly-Marie Jones ($5,000)
Ren Peir (continued)
  • Episode 5 (15th September 2017)
Ren Peir ($20,000)
Daniel Donohue ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 6 (18th September 2017)
Andy Kraut ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 7 (19th September 2017)
John Davis (continued)
  • Episode 8 (20th September 2017)
John Davis ($100,000)
Andrea Sutterfield (continued)
  • Episode 9 (21st September 2017)
Andrea Sutterfield ($5,000)
Ben Cox ($5,000)
  • Episode 10 (22nd September 2017)
Dan Feitel ($50,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 11 (25th September 2017)
Victoria Soberal ($5,000)
Gili Ronen ($0)
Katy Berry (continued)
  • Episode 12 (26th September 2017)
Katy Berry ($5 000)
Than Hedman ($5,000)
Amanda Jurewicz (continued)
  • Episode 13 (27th September 2017)
Amanda Jurewicz ($5,000)
Ryan Chaffee (continued)
  • Episode 14 (28th September 2017)
Ryan Chaffee ($30,000)
Harriet Weaver (continued)
  • Episode 15 (29th September 2017)
Harriet Weaver ($100,000)
  • Episode 16 (2nd October 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (1)
Kenneth Treece ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 17 (3rd October 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (2)
Chase Magnano (continued)
  • Episode 18 (4th October 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (3)
Chase Magnano ($50,000)
Abhinav Karthikeyan (continued)
  • Episode 19 (5th October 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (4)
Abhinav Karthikeyan ($30,000)
Kaden Oqueli-White (continued)
  • Episode 20 (6th October 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (5)
Kaden Oqueli-White ($5,000)
Katelyn Murphy ($20,000)
  • Episode 21 (9th October 2017)
Ranjani Brow (continued)
  • Episode 22 (10th October 2017)
Ranjani Brow ($30,000)
Shad Willingham (continued)
  • Episode 23 (11th October 2017)
Shad Willingham ($5,000)
Travis Griffin ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 24 (12th October 2017)
Leslie Shannon ($50,000)
  • Episode 25 (13th October 2017)
Jason Kennedy ($30,000)
  • Episode 26 (16th October 2017)
Elizabeth Cagle ($5,000)
Dan North (continued)
  • Episode 27 (17th October 2017)
Dan North ($20,000)
Kristin Sausville (continued)
  • Episode 28 (18th October 2017)
Kristin Sausville ($5,000)
Tina Slutzky (continued)
  • Episode 29 (19th October 2017)
Tina Slutzky ($30,000)
Frances Liberti ($5,000)
Nilanga Amarasinghe (continued)
  • Episode 30 (20th October 2017)
Nilanga Amarasinghe ($5,000)
Brandon Turner ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 31 (23rd October 2017)
Jill Ferris ($5,000)
Roy Green ($0)
Brad Symons (continued)
  • Episode 32 (24th October 2017)
Brad Symons ($5,000)
Muffy Marracco (continued)
  • Episode 33 (25th October 2017)
Muffy Marracco ($100,000)
  • Episode 34 (26th October 2017)
Liz Farley (continued)
  • Episode 35 (27th October 2017)
Liz Farley ($100,000)
Jay Alexander (continued)
  • Episode 36 (30th October 2017)
Jay Alexander ($50,000)
Rakefet Abergel (continued)
  • Episode 37 (31st October 2017)
Rakefet Abergel ($5,000)
Teddy Harvie (continued)
  • Episode 38 (1st November 2017)
Teddy Harvie ($5,000)
Aaron Gold ($0)
Julia Wierski (continued)
  • Episode 39 (2nd November 2017)
Julia Wierski ($30,000)
Raj Dhuwalia (continued)
  • Episode 40 (3rd November 2017)
Raj Dhuwalia ($250,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 41 (6th November 2017) - Victories for Veterans Week 1
Michael Higgenbottom ($5,000)
Mick Doto (continued)
  • Episode 42 (7th November 2017) - Victories for Veterans Week 2
Mick Doto ($30,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 43 (8th November 2017) - Victories for Veterans Week 3
Jacquie Wright ($20,000)
  • Episode 44 (9th November 2017) - Victories for Veterans Week 4
Travis Roberts ($5,000)
Carter Houndas (continued)
  • Episode 45 (10th November 2017) - Victories for Veterans Week 5
Carter Houndas ($50,000)
Linda Mansolillo ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 46 (13th November 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (1)
Will Lourcey ($5,000)
Olivia Kaufman ($0)
  • Episode 47 (14th November 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (2)
Shiva Oswal (continued)
  • Episode 48 (15th November 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (3)
Shiva Oswal ($250,000)
Ally Brown (continued)
  • Episode 49 (16th November 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (4)
Ally Brown ($5,000)
Demetri Sedita ($5,000)
  • Episode 50 (17th November 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (5)
Amanda Wylie ($0)
Pranav Arunandhi ($5,000)
  • Episode 51 (20th November 2017)
Cameron Mathison ($30,000)
  • Episode 52 (21st November 2017)
William Hill ($50,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 53 (22nd November 2017)
James Coker ($5,000)
Susan Jann ($5,000)
  • Episode 54 (23rd November 2017)
Sherri Shepherd (continued)
  • Episode 55 (24th November 2017)
Sherri Shepherd ($20,000)
Nancy Lomen ($5,000)
  • Episode 56 (27th November 2017)
Mike Duval (continued)
  • Episode 57 (28th November 2017)
Mike Duval ($100,000)
Justin Lucas (continued)
  • Episode 58 (29th November 2017)
Justin Lucas ($50,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 59 (30th November 2017)
Ben Higgins ($10,000)
Emily Seaman (continued)
  • Episode 60 (1st December 2017)
Emily Seaman ($20,000)
Kirk Vichengrad ($5,000)
  • Episode 61 (4th December 2017)
Rob Riggle ($50,000)
  • Episode 62 (5th December 2017)
Megan Carolin ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 63 (6th December 2017)
Greg Peterson (continued)
  • Episode 64 (7th December 2017)
Greg Peterson ($250,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 65 (8th December 2017)
Curtis Stone ($10,000)
Evan Bosaczyk ($0)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 66 (11th December 2017) - Beginner's Luck Week (1)
Hannibal Brooks ($5,000)
Janene Marcus (continued)
  • Episode 67 (12th December 2017) - Beginner's Luck Week (2)
Janene Marcus ($10,000)
Jesse Scheinbart ($5,000)
Lisa Little (continued)
  • Episode 68 (13th December 2017) - Beginner's Luck Week (3)
Lisa Little ($5,000)
Beth Donovan (continued)
  • Episode 69 (14th December 2017) - Beginner's Luck Week (4)
Beth Donovan ($30,000)
Dan Defigio (continued)
  • Episode 70 (15th December 2017) - Beginner's Luck Week (5)
Dan Defigio ($30,000)
Jeanne LeClair ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 71 (18th December 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (1)
Maya Burchell ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 72 (19th December 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (2)
Kaushik Tota ($5,000)
Genevieve Wulf (continued)
  • Episode 73 (20th December 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (3)
Genevieve Wulf ($5,000)
Andrew Knispel ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 74 (21st December 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (4)
Claire Goodman (continued)
  • Episode 75 (22nd December 2017) - Whiz Kids Week (5)
Claire Goodman ($30,000)
Clayton Finney ($5,000)
  • Episode 76 (25th December 2017)
Cassidy Denton ($5,000)
Joanne Warzoha ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 77 (26th December 2017)
Kyle Kahan ($5,000)
Bonnie Elaine (continued)
  • Episode 78 (27th December 2017)
Bonnie Elaine ($5,000)
Paul Schmalz (continued)
  • Episode 79 (28th December 2017)
Paul Schmalz ($50,000)
Ed You ($5,000)
David Jackson (continued)
  • Episode 80 (29th December 2017)
David Jackson ($20,000)
Erin Kay Van Pay ($5,000)
  • Episode 81 (1st January 2018)
Chris Burns ($5,000)
Kris Schneider (continued)
  • Episode 82 (2nd January 2018)
Kris Schneider ($10,000)
Daniel Bruton (continued)
  • Episode 83 (3rd January 2018)
Daniel Bruton ($5,000)
Gregg Luchs (continued)
  • Episode 84 (4th January 2018)
Gregg Luchs ($50,000)
Patrick Friel (continued)
  • Episode 85 (5th January 2018)
Patrick Friel ($100,000)
Kevin Slattery (continued)
  • Episode 86 (8th January 2018)
Kevin Slattery ($5,000)
Derrick Houck ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 87 (9th January 2018)
Eugene Byon ($5,000)
Rich Templeton (continued)
  • Episode 88 (10th January 2018)
Rich Templeton ($5,000)
Christian Sorge (continued)
  • Episode 89 (11th January 2018)
Christian Sorge ($5,000)
Justin Grace ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 90 (12th January 2018)
Adrienne Sowers ($5,000)
Eddie Quintana ($5,000)
  • Episode 91 (15th January 2018) - Happy Couples Week (1)
Paul Abreu and Kristin Difrancesco (continued)
  • Episode 92 (16th January 2018) - Happy Couples Week (2)
Paul Abreu and Kristin Difrancesco ($5,000)
Nicole Clepper and Mark Humphrey (continued)
  • Episode 93 (17th January 2018) - Happy Couples Week (3)
Nicole Clepper and Mark Humphrey ($30,000)
Brett Goebel and Creed Bowlen (continued)
  • Episode 94 (18th January 2018) - Happy Couples Week (4)
Brett Goebel and Creed Bowlen ($7,000)
Jordy McNamara and Jahna Goldman (continued)
  • Episode 95 (19th January 2018) - Happy Couples Week (5)
Jordy McNamara and Jahna Goldman ($5,000)
Brian Ruppenkamp and Ana Valverde (continued)
  • Episode 96 (22nd January 2018)
Brian Ruppenkamp and Ana Valverde ($30,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 97 (23rd January 2018)
Steve Stoffle ($5,000)
Kat Deabill (continued)
  • Episode 98 (24th January 2018)
Kat Deabill ($5,000)
Amy Paull ($30,000)
  • Episode 99 (25th January 2018)
Lauren Lansford ($5,000)
Kipper Schauer (continued)
  • Episode 100 (26th January 2018)
Kipper Schauer ($5,000)
Rachel Bouton ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 101 (29th January 2018) - Celebrity Week - Las Vegas (1)
Robin Leach ($10,000)
  • Episode 102 (30th January 2018) - Celebrity Week - Las Vegas (2)
Piff the Magic Dragon ($10,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 103 (31st January 2018) - Celebrity Week - Las Vegas (3)
Cindy Williams ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 104 (1st February 2018) - Celebrity Week - Las Vegas (4)
Penn and Teller (continued)
  • Episode 105 (2nd February 2018) - Celebrity Week - Las Vegas (5)
Penn and Teller ($50,000)
Wayne Newton ($0) ($10,000)
Audience Contestant (Wayne Newton) ($1,000)
  • Episode 106 (5th February 2018) - Whiz Kids Week (1)
Henry Huschke ($5,000)
David Gold (continued)
  • Episode 107 (6th February 2018) - Whiz Kids Week (2)
David Gold ($5,000)
Keara Kelleher ($5,000)
  • Episode 108 (7th February 2018) - Whiz Kids Week (3)
Tyler Fritz ($5,000)
Hayley Minter (continued)
  • Episode 109 (8th February 2018) - Whiz Kids Week (4)
Hayley Minter ($20,000)
Yash Kadadi (continued)
  • Episode 110 (9th February 2018) - Whiz Kids Week (5)
Yash Kadadi ($50,000)
Preston Ellis ($0)
  • Episode 111 (12th February 2018)
Martin Kunz ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 112 (13th February 2018)
Jake Fallon ($30,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 113 (14th February 2018)
Amelia Hershberger ($30,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 114 (15th February 2018)
Tyrone Kelley ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 115 (16th February 2018)
David Tamayo ($20,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 116 (19th February 2018)
Maddie Schwarz ($10,000)
Guy Jordan (continued)
  • Episode 117 (20th February 2018)
Guy Jordan ($5,000)
Sara Lehmann ($5,000)
Phu Mai (continued)
  • Episode 118 (21st February 2018)
Phu Mai ($5,000)
Keith Williams (continued)
  • Episode 119 (22nd February 2018)
Keith Williams ($50,000)
David Schuchinski (continued)
  • Episode 120 (23rd February 2018)
David Schuchinski ($5,000)
Karen Onofrio ($5,000)
  • Episode 121 (26th February 2018)
Dea Abruzzo ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 122 (27th February 2018)
Ron Leight ($5,000)
Terry Welsh ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 123 (28th February 2018)
Donnell Turner and Laura Wright ($20,000)
  • Episode 124 (1st March 2018)
David Garcia ($5,000)
Josh Moradzadeh (continued)
  • Episode 125 (2nd March 2018)
Josh Moradzadeh ($20,000)
Barbara Butcher ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 126 (5th March 2018) - American Pride Week (1)
Roarke Baldwin ($5,000)
Erica Walker ($10,000)
  • Episode 127 (6th March 2018) - American Pride Week (2)
Julian Saavedra ($30,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 128 (7th March 2018) - American Pride Week (3)
Mandy Arroyo ($5,000)
David Bradly ($5,000)
  • Episode 129 (8th March 2018) - American Pride Week (4)
Dustin McCauley ($5,000)
Arianna Haut ($5,000)
  • Episode 130 (9th March 2018) - American Pride Week (5)
Brett Murray ($0)
Jon Paddock (continued)
  • Episode 131 (12th March 2018)
Jon Paddock ($30,000)
Richard Riggle ($7,000)
Rhonda Laster (continued)
  • Episode 132 (13th March 2018)
Rhonda Laster (?)
  • Episode 133 (14th March 2018)
Mark Lashley ($10,000)
Tim Caballero (continued)
  • Episode 134 (15th March 2018)
Tim Caballero ($5,000)
Alison Sandler (continued)
  • Episode 135 (16th March 2018)
Alison Sandler ($50,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 136 (9th April 2018) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week (1)
David Vaughn ($5,000)
Kitanna Belnap (continued)
  • Episode 137 (10th April 2018) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week (2)
Kitanna Belnap ($10,000)
Brian Becker ($7,000)
  • Episode 138 (11th April 2018) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week (3)
Danna Clements ($5,000)
Charlie Branson (continued)
  • Episode 139 (12th April 2018) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week (4)
Charlie Branson ($5,000)
Jonathan Laubinger (continued)
  • Episode 140 (13th April 2018) - Las Vegas Restaurant Week (5)
Jonathan Laubinger ($20,000)
Todd Konkel (continued)
  • Episode 141 (16th April 2018)
Todd Konkel ($5,000)
Blaire Churches (continued)
  • Episode 142 (17th April 2018)
Blaire Churches ($10,000)
Ryan Holznagel (continued)
  • Episode 143 (18th April 2018)
Ryan Holznagel ($30,000)
Monikka Mann (continued)
  • Episode 144 (19th April 2018)
Monikka Mann ($10,000)
Joel Grunberger ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 145 (20th April 2018)
Kevin George ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 146 (23rd April 2018)
Dawn Frisby-Byers ($5,000)
Lincoln Hamilton (continued)
  • Episode 147 (24th April 2018)
Lincoln Hamilton ($50,000)
Victoria Wagner (continued)
  • Episode 148 (25th April 2018)
Victoria Wagner ($20,000)
Emily Rollman (continued)
  • Episode 149 (26th April 2018)
Emily Rollman ($30,000)
Nicholas Berube (continued)
  • Episode 150 (27th April 2018)
Nicholas Berube ($30,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 151 (30th April 2018)
Michael Felder ($5,000)
Cody Lawrence (continued)
  • Episode 152 (1st May 2018)
Cody Lawrence ($20,000)
Keith Moser ($0)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 153 (2nd May 2018)
Katy Futrell ($5,000)
Stephen Pollak (continued)
  • Episode 154 (3rd May 2018)
Stephen Pollak ($20,000)
Mark Silvas (continued)
  • Episode 155 (4th May 2018)
Mark Silvas ($5,000)
Carin House ($0)
Todd Morgan ($5,000)
  • Episode 156 (7th May 2018)
Scott Harris ($30,000)
Ria Ali (continued)
  • Episode 157 (8th May 2018)
Ria Ali ($10,000)
Ruben Mancillas ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 158 (9th May 2018)
Wyatt Evans ($0)
Chris Lastrapes ($30,000)
  • Episode 159 (10th May 2018)
Matt Laughery ($5,000)
Eileen Roddy ($10,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 160 (11th May 2018)
Dan Dollbaum ($5,000)
Megan Iurilli ($5,000)
Bailey Vogt ($0)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 161 (14th May 2018)
Jared Stanchina ($5,000)
Shane Meadow ($5,000)
  • Episode 162 (15th May 2018)
Dan Stephenson ($5,000)
Darby Saxbe ($5,000)
  • Episode 163 (16th May 2018)
Tiffany Bolton ($5,000)
Gregg Meller ($5,000)
  • Episode 164 (17th May 2018)
Rachel Lane ($5,000)
Ken Johnson ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)
  • Episode 165 (18th May 2018)
Monya De ($5,000)
Kevin Daniels ($5,000)
  • Episode 166 (21st May 2018)
Christopher Bakka ($5,000)
Jared Miller (continued)
  • Episode 167 (22nd May 2018)
Jared Miller ($5,000)
Margaret Schugt ($0)
Lynn Yu (continued)
  • Episode 168 (23rd May 2018)
Lynn Yu ($50,000)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 169 (24th May 2018)
Jacob Gabbard ($5,000)
Andrew Bratsman (continued)
  • Episode 170 (25th May 2018)
Andrew Bratsman ($5,000)
Emily Herndon ($5,000)
  • Episode 171 (28th May 2018)
  • Episode 172 (29th May 2018)
Sebastian Davis ($5,000)
Ellen Portilla ($0)
Audience Contestant ($1,000)
  • Episode 173 (30th May 2018)
  • Episode 174 (31st May 2018)
Ian Manka ($30,000)
  • Episode 175 (1st June 2018)
Heather Legg ($5,000)
Audience Contestant ($0)

Ask the Audience Fail's (some) Edit

  • In 8th episode, contestant John Davis on 12th question the Ask the Audience used. 84% voted for wrong answer, and 2% are right. The contestant did not trust the audience and took the money.
  • In 18th episode, kid contestant Chase Magnano on 11th question the Ask the Audience used. As result, 54% (more than a half) voted for wrong answer, and 31% are for right.
  • In 26th episode, 52% voted for wrong answer, and 17% were right.
  • In 29th episode, 57% voted for wrong answer, but 26% are right.
  • In 32nd episode, 52% are wrong, 15% are right.
  • In 40th episode, audience failed again. On Raj Dhuwalia's $500,000 question 42% voted for wrong answer, 13% were right. But contestant takes a money.
  • In 44th episode, audience failed again. On Travis Roberts's $20,000 question 66% voted for wrong answer, but 33% were right.
  • In 46th episode, audience also failed. On 6th question children contestant Will Lourcey the Ask the Audience lifeline used where 56% voted for wrong answer, but 35% are for right answer.
  • In 53rd episode, on 6th question James Coker the Ask the Audience lifeline used, but 56% of audience failed, but 31% were right. He walked away with $5,000.
  • In 57th episode, on 11th question contestant Mike Duval the Ask the Audience lifeline used, where 50% (half) voted for wrong answer, but 19% were right.
  • In 76th episode, 47% voted for wrong option, 30% voted for correct answer.
  • In 77th episode, 33% voted for wrong answer, 18% for right.
  • In 160th episode, on 5th question 59% voted for incorrect answer, and 10% were right.

Trivia Edit

  • Muffy Marracco is one of few contestants, who saved all three lifelines to 10th question. This happens very rarely. Also she on 11th question used them.
  • Raj Dhuwalia is first contestant in this season, who reached to penultimate question, as well as saved two lifelines to 12th question and the Ask the Audience lifeline to penultimate question.
  • Pranav Arunandhi is child contestant, who did not use any of 4 lifelines and walked away with $5,000.
  • Jesse Scheinbart is first contestant in this season, who used all three lifelines to 5th question.
    • In 160th episode, Dan Dollbaum also all lifelines used on his 5th question, where 59% of audience voted for wrong answer, but 10% were right.
    • In 167th episode, Margaret Schugt also used three lifelines to 5th question and walked away nothing.
  • Ben Higgins answered the 8th question wrong, but he earned $10,000 instead of $5,000 (first minimum amount) for charity.
  • In Celebrity Week - Las Vegas all celebrities earned $10,000 minimum for charity (instead of $5,000, in case of an wrong answer). In 101st episode, Wayne Newton answered the 5th question wrong and two lifelines used, but won $10,000 for his charity. Also he appeared as audience contestant in this week end (first time in American version's history) and congratulated the host on his birthday.
  • Gregg Luchs and Keith Williams are contestants in this season, who answered the $250,000 question wrong. Also Keith Williams walked away with $50,000 and did not use one lifeline.
  • Mandy Arroyo, Matt Laughery, Megan Iurilli and Monya De are contestants, who walked away with $5,000 and did not use lifelines.
  • Ellen Portilla is contestant of this season, who on her 2nd question the Ask the Audience lifeline used. As result, she walked away with nothing.

Links Edit

Preceded by
Season 15
U.S. Seasons
Season 16
Succeeded by
Season 17